Srimad Bhagvata Mahapurana Book 10 Chapter 55:30-40

Book 10: Fifty-five Chapter (Latter Half)

Srimad Bhagvata Mahapurana: Book 10: Chapter 55: Verses 30-40

(She said to herself,) "Who could this jewel among men with lotus-eyes possibly be? Again, whose son may he be or by whom was he borne in her womb and who, in fact may be this young woman obtained by him (through good-luck)? My own son too-who was stolen away (by some evil spirit) from the lying-in-chamber and has been missing (all these years)-must have attained an age similar to this boy's and come to possess similar features, should he be living anywhere. But how could this boy acquire (such) similarity of form with the Lord bearing the Sarnga bow in point of features, limbs, gait, voice, smiles and glances ? Or he may undoubtedly be the selfsame boy who was borne in my womb; (for) great is my affection for him and my left arm is throbbing. While Rukmini (the princess of Vidarbha) was thus speculating, Lord Sri Krsna (the Son of Devaki) of excellent renown made His appearance (there) alongwith (His parents) Devaki and Vasudeva. Although the (whole) truth was fully known to Him, Lord Sri Krsna (who is petitioned by all men) remained quiet. The sage Narada (however) narrated (to them) everything as to how the demon Sambara had stolen away the boy (while he was yet a babe) and soon.
Hearing of that great miracle (viz., the baby's escaping alive and unhurt from the bowels of a fish and his subsequently killing a powerful demon) the ladies of Sri Krsna's gynaeceum greeted with joy the boy who had been missing for many years (past) and had returned (to life) as it were, though (once) dead. Devaki and Vasudeva, Sri Krsna and Balarama, as well as Rukmini and the other ladies were transported with joy to embrace the (newly arrived) couple. Hearing that Pradyumna had returned, though (long) lost, the citizens of Dwaraka-so the story goes-said (to one another), "Oh, the boy has by good-luck come back (to life) as it were though (once) dead !" Indeed it is no wonder that when Pradyumna (Love incarnate)-whose very thought agitates one's mind, nay, who was an exact likeness of the personality of Sri Krsna (the Abode of Rama, the goddess of beauty and good fortune)-came within sight, (even) his mothers, who often (mis-) took him for their own Spouse due to his close resemblance with his Father, sought seclusion (out of modesty, love being kindled in their heart). Much more did other women feel like that in his presence.



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