Srimad Bhagvata Mahapurana Book 9 Chapter 11:29-36

Book 9: Chapter 11

Srimad Bhagvata Mahapurana: Book 9: Chapter 11: Verses 29-36
The other pastimes of Sri Rama

With articles of worship in their hands citizens met Him at various points and pronounced their benedictions (on Him) with the prayer, "Protect, O Lord, this (eanth), lifted up of yore by Yourself (in the form of the divine Boar)!" On learning that their lord had arrived (there) after a long interval, the people-both men and women-forthwith climbed up to the top of their mansions with intent to see Him, leaving their household (duties), and showered flowers on the lotus-eyed Lord, their eyes (still) unsated. The Lord then returned to His palace occupied (in the past) by His own predecessors, rich in unlimited treasures of every kind and equipped with an invaluable variety of articles of household use. It was graced with entrances having thresholds of coral, rows of pillars of cat's-eye, transparent floors of emerald and walls of shining crystals, wreaths of various colours, flags, cloths, gems and canopies, pearls effulgent as consciousness and (all) luxuries coveted by men, fragrant incenses and lights and decorations of flowers, and attended by men and women akin to gods and lending charm to ornaments themselves In that palace the said Lord Sri Rama, the foremost of wise men revelling in the Self, enjoyed life, so the tradition goes, with His beloved and affectionate Spouse, Sita. Nay, the Lord, whose feet-tenders as proper time for veny leaves-are taking care men, enjoyed pleasures of sense each at its proper time for very many years, taking care not to twist (the principles of) righteousness.

Thus ends the eleventh discourse, forming part of the Narrative of SrT Rama,

in Book Nine of the great and glorious Bhagavata-Purana, otherwise known as the Paramahamsa-Samhita.



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