Srimad Bhagvata Mahapurana Book 10 Chapter 19:12-16

Book 10: Nineteenth Chapter (First Half)

Srimad Bhagvata Mahapurana: Book 10: Chapter 19: Verses 12-16

When they had shut their eyes saying "Be it so," the Lord, the Master of Yoga (mystic powers), swallowed up the terrible fire and (thus) completely rid them of the peril. Nay, on opening their eyes they stood amazed to find themselves as well as the cows rescued and brought to Bhandira[1] Perceiving that Yogic power of Sri Krsna--manifested by His Yogamaya-which had brought about their deliverance from a wild fire, they believed Him to be an immortal. Driving back the cows at eventide, Sri Krsna (who is solicited by the people), accompanied by Balarama, withdrew to Vraja playing on His flute and extolled on all sides by cowherd boys Supreme was the joy of the Gopis (of Vraja) at the sight of Sri Krsna (the Protector of cow), in whose absence a single moment hung heavy on them as a hundred Yugas.

Thus ends the nineteenth discourse entitled "Sri Krsna swallows up a wild fire (again); in the first half of Book Ten of the great and glorious Bhagavata-Purana, otherwise known as the Paramahamsa-Samhita.


  1. The tree is stated to have been at a distance of 10 miles from the thicket of rushes.

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