Srimad Bhagvata Mahapurana Book 10 Chapter 35:8-13

Book 10: Thirty-five Chapter (First Half)

Srimad Bhagvata Mahapurana: Book 10: Chapter 35: Verses 8-13

Whenever Sri Krsna, possessed of everlasting fortune like Lord Visnu (the most ancient Person) and with His prowess sung in extenso (even as in the case of Lord Visnu) by His followers, calls by their (respective) names the cows grazing on the slopes of the mountain (Govardhana) with the help of His flute, while roaming about in the forest (Himself), the creepers of the forest as well as the trees (their partners in life), laden as they are with flowers and fruits, appear with their boughs bent low under their weight and with their frames thrilled through (ecstasy of) love shed streams of honey as though manifesting (the all-pervading) Lord Visnu (indwelling them in the form of rapture). When Sri Krsna, wearing (on His forehead) a sacred mark (so) charming to look at, applies the flute to His lips, admiring the high-pitched and agreeable humming of swarms of black bees drunk with the honey of Tulasi (basil) flowers forming part of His wreath of sylvan flowers and emitting an ethereal fragrance, the cranes, swans and other birds (dwelling) in lakes, dear me, approach Sri Hari, their heart captivated by the dulcet music (of the flute), and flock by His side with their mind (fully) collected and eyes closed and observing (complete) silence. When, accompanied by Bala and gracefully adorned with floral ear-rings, and standing on the summits of the mountain (Govardhana), 0 beauties of Vraja, Sri Krsna fills the universe with the sound of His flute, enrapturing all and filled with delight (Himself), the cloud rumbles in gentle tones (as if) keeping time with His tune, and afraid at heart (as it were) of showing disrespect to the Great One, and covers his Friend with a shower of flowers (in the form of spray), spreading over Him an umbrella with his shadow.



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