Book 10: Thirty-one Chapter (First Half)
Srimad Bhagvata Mahapurana: Book 10: Chapter 31: Verses 1-8
The Gopis` Song (at the Lord's disappearance) during the Rasa Play
The Gopis sang : Vraja shines all the more brightly by Your descent (in the house of Nanda and Yasoda); for Laksmi (the goddess of beauty and prosperity) constantly dwells here (from that time in order to catch Your glimpse). 0 beloved Lord ! please (reveal Yourself and) see how Your sweethearts, who have centred their fife in You, are searching for You in every quarter. Is it no massacring here on Your part, 0 Granter of boons, who kill us, Your gratuitous slaves, 0 Bestower of enjoyment, by Your (shaft-like) eyes, that steal the splendour of the interior of a lovely and full-blown lotus growing in an autumnal pond ? We have been saved by You time and again, 0 jewel among men, from death through poisonous water, from (the clutches of) a demon disguised as a snake (Aghasura by name), from showers and storm as well as from strokes of lightning, from the demon that appeared in the form of a calf (the young of a bull) as well as from Vyomasura (the son of the demon Maya), nay, from every (other) peril.
- Vide Discourse XXXVII below. According to a learned and saintly commentator the incident relating to Vyomasura took place before the Rasa-Lila even though it is described by the sage Suka later.