Srimad Bhagvata Mahapurana Book 10 Chapter 45:15-28

Book 10: Forty-five Chapter (First Half)

Srimad Bhagvata Mahapurana: Book 10: Chapter 45: Verses 15-28

Calling back from the (various) quarters all His kinsmen and relations-the Yadus, the Vrsnis, the Andhakas, the Madhus, the Dasarhas, the Kukuras and others-that had fled through fear of Kamsa and had been pulled down on account of their staying abroad-(nay,) consoling them fully and highly gratifying them with riches, Sri Krsna (the Maker of the universe) settled them in their own houses when they had been (duly) honoured. Protected by the (all-powerful) arms of Sri Krsna and Sankarsana and having realized their ambition and accomplished their purpose, they lived happily in their homes, (all) their agony having disappeared due to (the grace of) Sri Krsna and Balarama. They felt rejoiced to gaze everyday on the lotuslike countenance of Sri Krsna (the Bestower of Liberation), which was ever full of ecstatic joy, charming and enlivened with compassionate and smiling glances. Drinking now and again with (the cup of) their eyes the nectar-like beauty of the lotus face of Sri Krsna (the Bestower of Liberation), even the aged there (at Mathura) turned young and acquired great strength and energy. Meanwhile duly approaching Nanda and embracing him, Lord Sri Krsna (the Son of Devaki) and Sankarsana, 0 king of kings, spoke as follows:- "0 father, by you two (mother Yasoda and yourself), full of affection, both of us have been nourished and fondled with utmost care. Parents' affection for their progeny is surely more profound than the love they cherish for their own self. He is the (real) father and she the mother, who nourish like their own offspring the babes cast off by their relations incapable of nourishing and protecting them. Return you (now) to Vraja, 0 dear father ! Having afforded delight to our near and dear ones we two shall follow suit in order to see you, our kinsmen, disconsolate through affection." Having thus consoled Nanda alongwith the (other) people of Vraja, the immortal Lord honoured them with reverence with articles of wearing apparel, ornaments, utensils and other (loving) presents. Thus addressed (by Sri Krsna) and overwhelmed with affection, Nanda hugged the two Brothers and, filling his eyes with tears, returned to Vraja alongwith the (other) cowherds. Vasudeva (the son of Sura), 0 king, then duly caused to be performed in accordance with the scriptural ordinance by his priest (the sage Garga) and other Brahmanas the purificatory rite (of investiture with the sacred thread) conferring the rank of a Dwija (the twice-born) with respect to both his sons. Having appropriately worshipped them he gave to them, when they were duly adorned, fees for their services as well as cows fully decked with gold necklaces and other ornaments as also with silk wreaths and accompanied by calves. Recalling his resolve made at the time of birth of Sri Krsna and Balarama,Vasudeva (who was possessed of a lofty mind) gave away even those cows that had been mentally gifted by him (on that occasion) and which had been unlawfully seized by Kamsa.



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