Srimad Bhagvata Mahapurana Book 10 Chapter 35:22-26

Book 10: Thirty-five Chapter (First Half)

Srimad Bhagvata Mahapurana: Book 10: Chapter 35: Verses 22-26

With intent to grant the desire of His near and dear ones, here comes Sri Krsna (a veritable moon) born of Devaki's womb-who is (so) fond of the people of Vraja as well as of the cows, for whose sake He held up the mountain (for full seven days)-collecting all the cattle-wealth at the close of the day, (nay,) playing on His flute and bringing delight to the eyes of all even by the splendour of His fatigued person, His feet being adored on the way by the oldest of the old (Brahma and others), His glory being sung by His followers and His garland covered all over with the dust raised by the hoofs of the cattle. With His eyes somewhat rolling through inebriety and His face turned pale as a (ripening) plum, lighting up as He does His soft cheeks with the splendour of His gold ear-rings, Sri Krsna (the Lord of the Yadus)-who is adorned with a wreath of sylvan flowers, wears a cheerful countenance and bestows honour on His near and dear ones-is coming over there even as the moon at the close of day, sporting as the leader of a herd of elephants and relieving the daylong and endless agony (of separation) of the women of Vraja (who are as docile and deserving of protection as cows). Sri Suka continued : In this way, Oh Pariksit, the women of Vraja, whose intellect and mind were absorbed in Him and who were therefore full of great rejoicing, delightfully spent their time (even) during the day, celebrating in song the pastimes of Sri Krsna.

Thus ends the thirty-fifth discourse entitled "The Gopis' Song in pairs of Verses", in the first half of Book Ten of the great and glorious Bhagavata-Purana, otherwise known as the Paramahamsa-Samhita.


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