Srimad Bhagvata Mahapurana Book 10 Chapter 84:65-71

Book 10: Eighty-four (Latter Half)

Srimad Bhagvata Mahapurana: Book 10: Chapter 84: Verses 65-71

Sri Suka continued : (Pariksit,) Vasudeva's heart melted with love as he said all this. Tears rushed to his eyes, as he remembered the love and friendship which Nanda bore to him and he began to weep. Anxious to please his friend and out of affection for Sri Krsna and Balarama, Nanda put off his departure from day to day and stayed (there) for three months receiving the best attentions of the Yadus.They gratified him and his brother Gopas and other residents of Vraja (who had accompanied him) with enjoyments of various kinds as well as with valuable ornaments, silk garments and other invaluable presents. Vasudeva, Ugrasena, Sri Krsna, Balarama, Uddhava and others (severally) presented him with gifts. Taking all these and permitted by the Yadus, Nanda left (for his home). (Pariksit,) Nanda as well as the other Gopas and Gopis had transferred their heart to the lotus-feet of Sri Krsna; and they were unable to withdraw it from them. (So) they departed for Mathura (leaving their heart behind). (Pariksit,) when all the friends had (thus) returned (to their respective places), the Yadus, who looked on Sri Krsna as their deity, and who now saw the monsoon approaching, returned to Dwaraka. (Reaching there) they gave to the people an account of the grand festival ( in the form of a sacrificial performance) celebrated by Vasudeva, the adored of the gods, their meeting with friends and relations, and all that had happened in course of the pilgrimage.

Thus ends the eighty-fourth discourse entitled "An account of Sri Krsna's pilgrimage," in the latter half of Book Ten of the great and glorious Bhagavata-Purana, otherwise known as the Paramahamsa-SaMhita.


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