Srimad Bhagvata Mahapurana Book 10 Chapter 38:39-43

Book 10: Thirty-eight Chapter (First Half)

Srimad Bhagvata Mahapurana: Book 10: Chapter 38: Verses 39-43

Again, bestowing on the guest a cow and massaging him, weary as he was, the almighty Lord respectfully and with (great) reverence brought (for him) pure food endowed with manifold excellences. When he had finished his meals, Balarama, who knew the highest Dharma (in the shape of hospitality shown to a newcomer and so on), gave him supreme joy again by (lovingly) offering him articles (such as betel and cardamoms) intended to scent his mouth (after meals) as well as perfumes and garlands. When he had thus been shown (the customary) hospitality, Nanda enquired of him:-"Like the sheep having a butcher for their keeper, how are you getting on while the ruthless Kamsa is alive, 0 Akrura (a scion of Dasarha)? We wonder what safety, in truth could there be to you, the subjects of him who killed the babes of his screaming cousin (Devaki) a wicked fellow given to the gratification of His own self that he is." Duly greeted thus with polite words by Nanda, who had (already) been subjected to (similar) polite enquiries, Akrüra forgot the fatigue of his journey.

Thus ends the thirty-eighth discourse entitled "Akrura's arrival (in Vraja)" in the first half of Book Ten of the great and glorious Bhagavata-Purana, otherwise known as the Paramahamsa-Samhita.


Related Articles