Srimad Bhagvata Mahapurana Book 10 Chapter 41:36-49

Book 10: Forty-one Chapter (First Half)

Srimad Bhagvata Mahapurana: Book 10: Chapter 41: Verses 36-49

Get away soon, 0 foolish ones! You should never make such requests if you wish to survive. The king's men actually put in bonds, slay and strip the insolent of their possessions." While he was thus bragging, Sri Krsna (the Son of Devaki) got angry and severed the head of the washerman from his body with His finger-tips (alone). Leaving the bundles of clothes, all his servants ran away in every direction and Sri Krsna (the immortal Lord) seized the clothes. Putting on two pieces of cloth (each) of Their choice (one about the loins and the other across the shoulder baldricwise), Sri Krsna and Sankarsana distributed the rest among the (other) cowherds according to their liking, casting some to the ground. Then, again, a weaver full of love adorned the two Brothers with ornaments of cloth of various colours in a befitting manner. With Their decorations of divergent patterns Sri Krsna and Balarama shone brightly like a pair of young elephants, one dark and the other white, tastefully adorned on a festive occasion. Pleased with the weaver, the Lord conferred on him (a title to final beatitude in the shape of) similarity of form with Himself as well as great prosperity, (physical) strength,'authority, God-consciousness and acuteness of the senses in the world.
Next the two Brothers went to the house of the florist Sudama. Seeing Them he respectfully rose and bowed (to Them) with his head placed on the ground. Fetching a seat as well as water to wash Their feet with, he offered worship to Them along with Their followers with water to wash Their hands with and other articles of worship including garlands, betel-leaves seasoned with catechu, lime and areca-nut parings, and sandal-paste. He submitted, `Thanks to Your advent, 0 Lord, fruitful is our birth and hallowed is our race (today)! Indeed the manes, the gods and the Rsis (too) are pleased with me (for the same reason). The ultimate Cause of the whole universe, You two, I understand, have appeared on this earth by Your own will for the protection as well as for the growth of the world.Even though You love him (alone) who worships You, Your eye is never discriminating inasmuch as You are the disinterested friends,(nay,) the (very) Self of the universe and the same to all created beings. As such be pleased to command me (Your servant) both of You what service can I render to You. Indeed this constitutes a great boon to a man that he is entrusted by You with some service." Saying so and divining the wishes of the Lord, 0 king of kings, Sudama, whose mind was full of joy, presented (to the two Brothers) garlands made of excellent flowers of superb fragrance.



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