Srimad Bhagvata Mahapurana Book 10 Chapter 24:31-38

Book 10: Twenty-four Chapter (First Half)

Srimad Bhagvata Mahapurana: Book 10: Chapter 24: Verses 31-38

Sri Suka went on : Hearing the words uttered by the Lord, who in the form of the Time-Spirit sought to crush the pride of Indra, Nanda and others received His advice with approbation and did everything (precisely) as Sri Krsna (the Destroyer of the demon Madhu) had said. After getting benedictory verses recited (by the Brahmanas) and respectfully offering all the varieties of food out of the oblations meant for Indra to the mountain and the Brahmanas and grass to the cows they as well as the cowherd women, who were well-adorned and were celebrating the exploits of Sri Krsna, rode in their bullock-carts and placing their cattle-wealth ahead of them went round the mountain keeping it to their right, the Brahmanas pronouncing their benedictions. Having assumed another peculiar form, that created confidence in the mind of the cowherds (to whom the mountain was represented as a god), Sri Krsna in that gigantic personality consumed the abundant mass of offerings saying, "I am the mountain (Govardhana) l" Along with the people of Vraja, Sri Krsna Himself offered His greetings to that (other) Self of His, saying, "Oh ! look here, appearing in a visible form this mountain has shown his grace to us. Taking any form at will this deity actually kills such mortals as dwelling in the forest show disrespect to him. (Hence) for our own welfare as well as for that of the bovine race we bow to him." Having thus performed with due ceremony the worship of mount Govardhana, the cows and the Brahmanas as particularly directed by Sri Krsna (the Son of Vasudeva), the said cowherds returned to Vraja along with Sri Krsna.

Thus ends the twenty-fourth discourse in the first half of Book Ten of the great and glorious Bhagavata-Purana, otherwise known as the Paramahamsa-Samhita.



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