Brahma Vaivarta Purana Chapter 21:131-140

Brahma Vaivarta Purana

Çryäga-bi Indra-haïjana

Breaking the Indra-yajïa

Chapter 21: Verse 131-140



131.When the worship came to an end there was a great festival and a tumult of many musical instruments.

132.There were sounds of conchshells and calls of Glory!" and Hari!" A great sage recited auspicious verses from the Vedas.

133.Diëòi, who was Kaàsa's chief minister and the best of poets, recited eight auspicious verses.

134.Approaching the hill, Lord Kåñna manifested a splendid gigantic form and proclaimed, I am the hill. I shall eat these offerings. You may ask for a boon."

135.Then Lord Kåñëa said to Nanda, Father, look! The hill has come before Us. Ask for a boon and you will attain it."

136.The gopa Nanda asked for the boon of devotional service to Lord Hari. The gigantic form granted the boon, ate the offerings, and then disappeared.

137.Then Nanda, the king of the gopas, fed the brähmaëas and sages and gave charity to the brähmaëas, sages, and poets.

138.After bowing down before the brähmaëas and sages, Joyful Nanda, placing Kåñëa and Balaräma in front, returned home with his associates.

139.Then Nanda gave to the poet Diëòi gold, silver, jewels, garments, horses, and many kinds of food.

140.Bowing down before Lord Kåñëa, and offering many prayers, the sages, brähmaëas, apasaräs, gandharvas, and kinnaras all departed.



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