Srimad Bhagvata Mahapurana Book 10 Chapter 26:14-25

Book 10: Twenty-six Chapter (First Half)

Srimad Bhagvata Mahapurana: Book 10: Chapter 26: Verses 14-25

A boy of seven years lifting up a big mountain-how inconceivable is this ! It is for this reason that our suspicion is aroused, 0 ruler of Vraja, with regard to your son (being God Himself). Nanda replied : (Pray,) hear my statement, 0 Gopas, which is (precisely) what the sage Garga told me concerning this boy; and let your suspicion about the child melt away. (Garga said:) Taking (diverse) forms indeed in each Yuga, this boy has manifested (in his body) three (different) colours, viz., white, red and yellow; this time he has assumed a dark complexion. Some time in the past this son of yours was born in the house of Vasudeva; (hence) the wise (who know this truth) will duly designate him as the glorious Vasudeva (son of Vasudeva). There are numerous names and forms of your son, conforming to his excellences and actions. I (alone) know them, not the commonalty. The delight of the cowherds, nay, of the entire Gokula, this boy will bring you happiness. By his help you will easily surmount all difficulties. Being protected and strengthened by him during a period of anarchy in former times, 0 lord of Vraja, pious souls, tormented by robbers, (eventually) conquered them. Enemies cannot overpower those highly blessed men who offer love to this boy, any more than demons can prevail over those whose cause has been espoused by Lord Visnu. Therefore, this son of yours, 0 Nanda, is a compeer of Lord Narayana in point of excellences, splendour, fame and glory, so that there is nothing to be wondered at his exploits.
Ever since, having directly exhorted me thus, Garga returned to his abode, I have recognized Krsna, who has (ever) rid us of affliction, to be (no other than) a part manifestation of Lord Narayana. Having heard the aforesaid statement of Nanda recapitulating the words of Garga, the inhabitants of Vraja, who had already witnessed and heard of the glory of Sri Krsna, possessed as he was of infinite energy, felt rejoiced and worshipped Nanda as well as Sri Krsna, now that there astonishment was gone. May Sri Krsna (the Ruler of cows) be gracious to us---Sri Krsna, who, when Indra (the god of rain), enraged at the interruption of his worship, sent down (heavy) showers accompanied by strokes of lightning, hailstorms and tempestuous winds, was moved with pity to see (the whole of) Vraja with its cowherds, cattle and womenfolk in distress and depending (solely) on Himself and, smilingly uprooting with one hand mount Govardhana, even as a child would pull up a mushroom, held it up and (thus) protected Vraja, (thereby) crushing the pride of the mighty Indra !

Thus ends the twenty-sixth 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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