Srimad Bhagvata Mahapurana: Book 10: Chapter 12: Verses 1-12
Deliverance of Aghasura
Sri Suka resumed : Intending to have His midday meal in the forest, and arising early in the morning, on a certain day, Sri Hari issued forth from Vraja with calves going before Him, waking up His companions, the cowherd boys, with the charming sound of His horn. With "Him, again, affectionate boys equipped with lovely slings, canes, horns and flutes sallied forth with joy in thousands, driving before them each his own herd of calves consisting of more than a thousand each. Herding their own calves with the numberless calves of Sri Krsna and grazing them, they diverted themselves here and there with infantile sports, so the tradition goes. Already adorned with glass beads, Gunja seeds, gems and gold, they (further) decked themselves with fruits, tender leaves, bunches of flowers as well as single flowers, peacock feathers and minerals. Hiding one another's slings and other articles, they flung them away to .a distance when the things were discovered. Those seated there threw them farther away and returned them laughing (only when the robbed ones got overannoyed). If Sri Krsna went away to a distance in order to witness the sylvan beauty, they vied with one another in touching Him first and felt delighted to embrace Him. Some played on flutes, others blew horns; still others hummed in tune with bees, while some more uttered sweet notes with cuckoos.