Brahma Vaivarta Purana Chapter 21:191-200

Brahma Vaivarta Purana

Çryäga-bi Indra-haïjana

Breaking the Indra-yajïa

Chapter 21: Verse 191-200



191.. . . who sometimes eats täla fruits with the boys, who sometimes happily steals the gopis' garments, . . .

192.. . . who sometimes sings melodious songs with the boys, who sometimes places His lotus feet on Käliya's head, . . .

193.. . . who sometimes with the boys herds the cows, and who sometimes happily plays His pastime flute.

194.After reciting this prayer, which his guru gave him for the battle with Våträsura, Indra bowed to Lord Kåñëa with great awe and reverence.

195.When Brahmä performed great austerities, Lord Kåñëa gave to him this prayer, the eleven-syllable mantra, and the all-glorious kavaca.

196.In ancient times Brahmä gave this prayer to Kumära at Puñkara-tirtha. Kumära gave to Aìgirä Muni. Aìgirä Muni gave it to Indra's guru.

197.A person who regularly recites this prayer spoken by Indra attains firm devotion in this life, and at the end of this life he attains direct service to Lord Kåñëa.

198.He is freed from birth, death, old-age, disease, and lamentation. Even in dreams he does not see Yamaräja's messengers or Yamaräja's abode.

199.Çri Näräyaëa Åñi said: hearing Indra's words, Lord Kåñëa became pleased. Happily and affectionately, He offered Indra a boon. He put Govardhana Hill back in its place.

200.Bowing to Lord Kåñëa, Indra departed with his associates. All the people that had stayed under the hill returned to their homes.



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