Srimad Bhagvata Mahapurana Book 10 Chapter 47:63-69

Book 10: Forty-seven Chapter (First Half)

Srimad Bhagvata Mahapurana: Book 10: Chapter 47: Verses 63-69

repeatedly salute the dust of feet of the (blessed) women of Nanda's Vraja, whose loud singing of the stories of Sri Krsna (who captivates all) purifies the three worlds." Sri Suka proceeded further : Seeking the permission of the cowherd women as well as of Yasoda and Nanda, and taking leave of the cowherds, Uddhava (a scion of Dasarha), now ready to depart (for Mathura) mounted the chariot. Duly approaching him, when he had (just) stepped out (of Nanda's mansion), with various presents (intended for Sri Krsna and Balarama) in their hands, Nanda and others lovingly addressed him in feeling terms (as follows) with tears in their eyes:- "Let (all) the activities of our mind (ever) hinge on the lotus-feet of Sri Krsna. Let our speech utter His names (alone) and let our body remain engaged in bending before Him and so on. Being tossed by our (past) actions coupled with the will of Providence (as guided by those actions) wherever (in whatever species of life) we may be, let our delight be (ever) found in the almighty Sri Krsna as a result of our virtuous actions and charitable gifts (that may have been performed by us in our past lives)."Thus honoured by the cowherds out of devotion to Sri Krsna, 0 ruler of men, Uddhava came back to Mathura (which was now) protected by (the same Lord) Sri Krsna. Falling prostrate before Sri Krsna he spoke (to Him) of the plenitude of devotion (to His feet) of the people of Vraja and handed over the presents (sent by Nanda) to Him as well as to Vasudeva, Balarama and the king (Ugrasena).

Thus ends the forty-seventh discourse, bearing on the return of Uddhava (to Mathura), in the first half of Book Ten of the great and glorious Bhagavata-Purana, otherwise known as the Paramahamsa-Samhita.


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