Srimad Bhagvata Mahapurana Book 10 Chapter 65:25-32

Book 10: Sixty-five Chapter (Latter Half)

Srimad Bhagvata Mahapurana: Book 10: Chapter 65: Verses 25-32

Thus threatened (by Balarama), the goddess presiding over the Yamuna fell on His feet and trembling with fear, said:- "0 Rama, the delighter of all, 0 long-armed one, I had forgotten Your strength, and was ignorant of Your transcendent glory. 0 Lord of the universe, (I now realize that) by a mere part manifestation (Sesa) of Yours, the whole universe is supported. 0 almighty Lord, 0 Soul of the universe, who are (so) fond of (Your) devotees, I take refuge in You; kindly (excuse me for my error and) give me freedom to flow." (Thus) entreated by her, the Lord Balarama thereupon released the Yamuna and entered its waters alongwith the Gopis even as a leader of elephants would enter a stream (to sport) with his mates. When having sported to His heart's content, Sri Balarama rose from the waters (of the Yamuna) Kanti, (an embodiment of Laksmi) presented Him with two pieces of cloth of blue colour, valuable ornaments and a shining necklace (of gold). Putting on the two pieces of cloth, wearing the necklace and artisticaily decked with other gold ornaments and painted with sandal-paste, He shone like Airavata (the white elephant of Indra, the lord of celestials). Pariksit, even to this day the Yamuna is seen flowing through the course it took after being dragged by Balarama, as if proclaiming as a matter of fact the strength of Balarama (who is possessed of infinite prowess). Charmed with the sweet qualities of the damsels of Vraja, Balarama lost all sense of time. In this way all the nights of His enjoyment in Vraja passed as if they were (but) one night.

Thus ends the sixty-fifth discourse entitled " Baladeva triumphantly diverts the course of the Yamuna," in the latter half of Book Ten of the great and glorious Bhagavata-Purana, otherwise known as the Paramahamsa-Samhita.


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