Srimad Bhagvata Mahapurana Book 10 Chapter 61:1-14

Book 10: Sixty-one Chapter (Latter Half)

Srimad Bhagvata Mahapurana: Book 10: Chapter 61: Verses 1-14

(A description of the Lord's progeny;)Rukmi killed (by Balarama) during Aniruddha's wedding

Sri Suka began again : The aforesaid wives of Sri Krsna bore Him ten sons each, who were in no way inferior to their Father in respect of all their mental and physical qualities. Perceiving Sri Krsna (the immortal Lord) not stirring out of their palaces but (always) present there, the princesses regarded themselves each as His most beloved spouse. (As a matter of fact) those ladies were unaware of His real character. The loving ladies were exceedingly charmed by the lovely countenance, resembling a lotus flower, long arms, big eyes, glances full of love and merriment and winning talks of the Lord; (but) with (all) their charms they were unable to win the heart of the Perfect One. (All) His sixteen thousand (and odd) wives could not shake His mind by their shafts of Cupid and other charms skilled in conveying the message of love despatched by their arched eyebrows fascinating with the sentiment expressed by their suppressed smile and sidelong glances. Having gained for their husband (such a one as) the Consort of Rama, whose ways even (great) gods like Brahma are unable to know, the aforesaid ladies indulged with ever growing delight in loving smiles, affectionate glances and a longing for union which ever appeared as new, and so on.
Though attended by hundreds of servant-maids, they rendered (personal) service to the all-pervading Lord by going forth to meet Him (on His arrival), offering Him a seat and excellent articles of worship, washing His feet, presenting betel-leaves seasoned with lime. catechu, areca-nut parings, cardamoms, cloves etc , relieving Him of His fatigue (by kneading His feet etc.), fanning Him, daubing Him with sandal-paste and adorning Him with garlands. dressing His locks, arranging His bed, bathing Him and serving Him with dishes (of various kinds). Of the (sixteen thousand and odd) wives of Sri Krsna, who had ten sons each, I (now proceed to) mention to you the sons, Pradyumna and so on, of the eight principal spouses (alone) that have been previously referred to (by me). With Pradyumna as the eldest, Carudesna, Sudesna, the valorous Carudeha, Sucaru and Carugupta and, next to him, Bhadracaru as well as Carucandra, Vicaru and Caru as the tenth were born of Rukmini. They were in no way inferior to their father. Bhanu, Subhanu, Swarbhanu, Prabhanu and Bhanuman, Candrabhanu, Brhadbhanu and Atibhanu, the eighth, as well as Sribhanu and Pratibhanu were the ten sons of Satyabhama. Samba, Sumitra, Purujit, Satajit and Sahasrajit, Vijaya and Citraketu, Vasuman, Dravida and Kratu---these were the sons of Jambavati. Samba was the eldest of them and they were all loved by the Father. Vira, Candra and ASwasena, Citragu, Vegavan, Vrsa, Ana, Sanku, Vasu and the glorious Kunti were the sons of Nagnajiti. Sruta, Kavi, Vrsa, Vira, Subahu, Bhadra, who fought the enemy single-handed, Santi, Darsa, Purnamasa and Somaka, the youngest, were born of Kalindi.



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