Srimad Bhagvata Mahapurana Book 1 Chapter 10:29-36

Book 1: Chapter 10

Srimad Bhagvata Mahapurana: Book 1: Chapter 10: Verses 29-36
Sri Krsna's Departure to Dwaraka

Oh ! how blessed are His eight principal consorts, Rukmini (who gave birth to Pradyumna), Jambavati (the mother of Samba) and Nagnajiti (who bore Amba) and so on-who were carried off, as prizes of valour at an assembly of suitors after vanquishing powerful princes like Sisupala (the king of the Cedis), and those others who were brought in thousands after slaying the demon Naraka (the son of goddess Earth). These women have brought sanctity to and exalted womanhood, which has not been allowed freedom and is wanting in purity, inasmuch as their lotus-eyed lord, who ever delight their heart by His charming behaviours and loving presents (like the celestial tree of Parijata etc.) and never moves out of their mansions even for a moment." While the womenfolk of Hastinapura were uttering such words, Sri Hari (Sri Krsna) went His way, greeting them by His smiling looks.

Apprehending danger from His foes, king Yudhisthira despatched out of sheer affection an army consisting of all the four limbs, (viz., elephants, horses, chariots and foot soldiers) to serve as an escort for Sri Krsna (the Slayer of the demon Madhu). Sri Krsna (the grandson of Surasena) now sent back the Pandavas (the descendants of Kuru), who being strongly attached to Him had come very far, distressed at the thought of separation from Him. He then departed for His own city (Dwaraka) with His favourite companions (Uddhava, Satyaki and others). Passing through the territories of Kuru-Jangala, Pancala and Surasena (Mathura) and the tract stretching along the banks of the Yamuna, as well as Brahmavarta and Kuruksetra, the kingdoms of Matsya and Saraswata (the territory stretching along the banks of the Saraswati) and Marudhanwa, the Lord reached the kingdom of Anarta (Gujarat), lying beyond the principalities of Sauvira and Abhira, O Saunaka, His horses being a bit exhausted by that time. In every part of the country He passed through, the people residing there honoured Sri Had (Sri Krsna) with presents (of various kinds). At dusk He would alight from His car and, repairing to some lake, say His Sandhya prayers.

Thus ends the tenth discourse entitled "Sri Krsna's Return to Dwaraka ,forming

part of the story relating to the Naimisa forest, in Book One of the great and glorious Bhagavata-Purana,otherwise known

as the Paramahamsa-Samhita.


Related Articles