Brahma Vaivarta Purana Chapter 17:131-140

Brahma Vaivarta Purana

Çri Våndävana-nagara-varnana

Description of Çri Våndävana

Chapter 17: Verse 131-140



131.He is in the full bloom of youth. He is a yogi and he remembers his previous birth. Your daughter was born without entering a mother's womb. She appeared in the yajïa- kunda.

132.Kalävati is a partial incarnation of Goddess Lakñmi. She is very peaceful and so beautiful that she enchants the three worlds. Våñabhänu is a suitable match for your daughter, Kalävati, and she is a suitable match for him. O king, such a marriage between a very qualified boy and a very qualified girl is auspicious.

133. O sage, after speaking these words in the assembly, Nanda became silent. Then King Bhanandana humbly spoke to him.

134.Çri Bhanandana said: O king of Vraja, marriages are arranged by fate. It is the demigod Brahmä that by fate unites a man and wife. I cannot do that. I am only a father.

135.Who is a wife? Who is a daughter? Who is a husband? Who is a father? How is a marriage arranged? All these come from one's previous pious deeds, from karma. These things are brought by fate.

136What will be is ordained by past karma. It cannot be changed. If one tries to change it he will fail, as a person fails when he tries to resist the will of the Supreme Lord.

137.If fate has already written that my daughter will be Våñabhänu's wife, then who am I to stop fate? What other person can stop fate?

138.O Närada, after speaking these words, the great king humbly bowed his head and respectfully offered some candy to King Nanda.

139.Resepctfully accepting the king's command, Nanda returned to Vraja, entered King Surabhänu's assembly, and related what had occurred.

140.Intently and respectfully hearing Nanda's words, King Surabhänu had Garga Muni arrange the marriage at once.



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