Brahma Vaivarta Purana Chapter 19:41-50

Brahma Vaivarta Purana


Subduing Käliya and Extinguishing the Forest Fire

Chapter 19: Verse 41-50



41.O beautiful one, because your husband bears the mark of My foot, Garuòa will glorify him with many prayers and devotedly bow down before the footprint he carries.

42.O beautiful one, give up your fear of Garuòa. At once leave this lake and go to Ramaëaka-dvipa. As for a boon, whatever you wish.

43.Hearing Lord Kåñëa's words, the snake-goddess became happy. Her face and eyes were filled with smiles and her eyes with tears of happiness. She humbly bowed her head and spoke.

44.Çri Subalä said: O father, O king of they who give boons, if You would give me a boon, then please give me firm and unwavering devotion for Your lotus feet.

45.May my mind become like a bumblebee always flying among the lotus flowers of Your feet. May I always remember You. May I never forget You.

46.May my husband become fortunate. May be become the wisest of philosophers. O Lord, please fulfill this request.

47.After speaking these words, the snake-queen stood before Lord Kåñëa and gazed at His autumn-moon face.

48.As she drank with unblinking eyes the sight of Lord Kåñëa's face, the hairs of her body stood up and her eyes became flooded with tears.

49.As she gazed at the handsome young Kåñëa, she fell in love with Him. Flooded with feelings of love, she spoke again.

50.She said: I will not go to Ramaëaka-dvipa. There is no need for me to go. The Käliya snake may stay in the material world. Please make me Your maidservant.



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