Book 10: Fifteenth Chapter (First Half)
Srimad Bhagvata Mahapurana: Book 10: Chapter 15: Verses 9-22
Sri Suka continued : Delighted thus at heart at the sight of the glorious Vrndavana, Sri Krsna with His followers (the cowherds) diverted Himself while pasturing His cattle on the river banks in the vicinity of the mountain (Govardhana). Adorned with a garland and accompanied by Sankarsana (Balarama), He sometimes sang in the midst of humming bees blinded with intoxication (caused by the sucking of honey), His exploits being celebrated by His followers (the gods or cowherds). Now He uttered a (shrill) cry in imitation of the crying of swans while at other times He danced in front of a dancing peacock, delighting it (thereby). In a voice sonorous like the rumbling of clouds and fascinating to the cows and the cowherds, He would sometimes lovingly call cows, that had strayed far away, by their names. He imitated the cries of Cakoras, Krauncas (curlews), Cakravakas (ruddygeese), the Bharadwajas (skylarks) and peacocks and now in the midst of animals He would behave like one afraid of the tiger and the lion. At times He would Himself refresh Balarama (His elder brother)-exhausted with play and lying with his head placed on the pillow-like lap of a cowherd-by kneading his feet and other services.
- The site is now located in the south-west of Mathuya at a distance of eight miles from Govardhana, and is known by the name of Talsi or Tarphara.