Srimad Bhagvata Mahapurana Book 10 Chapter 62:27-35

Book 10: Sixty-two Chapter (Latter Half)

Srimad Bhagvata Mahapurana: Book 10: Chapter 62: Verses 27-35

While she was being thus (secretly) enjoyed by Aniruddha (the hero of Yadu's race) and felt overjoyed, the eunuchs (in charge of the gynaeceum) noticed her, through marks that could hardly be concealed, as having been deprived of her virginhood. They reported (to Bana as follows):-"O king, we notice the conduct of your virgin daughter to be such as is apt to cast a stain on your family. We are unable to make out how came about the defloration of your daughter, who is constantly guarded by us in her house and could not (as such) be easily perceived by men." Sore distressed to hear (the news) of his daughter's pollutes, Bana hastened thence to the maidens' apartments and noticed there Aniruddha (a jewel among the Yadus). Banasura was taken aback to behold Aniruddha, sprung from the loins of Pradyumna (who was no other than Love incarnate), (and therefore) exceptionally charming in all the (three) worlds-dark-brown of hue, clad in yellow, having lotus-like eyes and long arms, a face lit up with the lustre of his ear-rings and (curly) locks as well as with his smiling glances, playing at dice with his darling-who was decked with festal ornaments all over her body-and seated in front of her, and wearing between his arms a wreath of jasmine flowers peculiar to the vernal season, tinged with the saffron painted on her breasts, during his bodily contact with her.
Perceiving Banasura to have entered the room, surrounded by a detachment of armed soldiers, Aniruddha (a scion of Madhu) stood firmly taking up (in his hand) a steel bludgeon with intent to make short work of them (all) like Yama (the god of death) wielding his rod (of punishment). Like the leader of a pack of boars killing (an army of) dogs, he made short work of the warriors even as they rushed on all sides with intent to seize him. Being struck by him, they issued out of the mansion and ran helter-skelter with their heads, thighs and arms smashed. The powerful Banasura (the son of Bali) got enraged and bound Aniruddha with the cords of serpents, while he was (busy) exterminating his army, so the tradition goes. Overwhelmed with grief and despondency to hear of his bondage, Usa loudly wailed with tear-drops in her eyes.

Thus ends the sixty-second discourse entitled 'Aniruddha taken captive,' in the

latter half of Book Ten of the great and glorious Bhagavata-Purana, otherwise known as the Paramahamsa-Samhita.



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