Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 10 Chapter 16 Texts 13-15


Śrīmad Bhāgavatam
Canto 10 Chapter 16 Texts 13-15

 


tān ālakṣya bhayodvignā
gopā nanda-purogamāḥ
vinā rāmeṇa gāḥ kṛṣṇaṁ
jñātvā cārayituṁ gatam

tair durnimittair nidhanaṁ
matvā prāptam atad-vidaḥ
tat-prāṇās tan-manaskās te
duḥkha-śoka-bhayāturāḥ

ā-bāla-vṛddha-vanitāḥ
sarve ’ṅga paśu-vṛttayaḥ
nirjagmur gokulād dīnāḥ
kṛṣṇa-darśana-lālasāḥ
 

TRANSLATIONSeeing the inauspicious omens, Nanda Mahārāja and the other cowherd men were fearful, for they knew that Kṛṣṇa had gone to herd the cows that day without His elder brother, Balarāma. Because they had dedicated their minds to Kṛṣṇa, accepting Him as their very life, they were unaware of His great power and opulence. Thus they concluded that the inauspicious omens indicated He had met with death, and they were overwhelmed with grief, lamentation and fear. All the inhabitants of Vṛndāvana, including the children, women and elderly persons, thought of Kṛṣṇa just as a cow thinks of her helpless young calf, and thus these poor, suffering people rushed out of the village, intent upon finding Him.
 

Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 10 Chapter 16 Text 6


Śrīmad Bhāgavatam
Canto 10 Chapter 16 Text 6

 


taṁ caṇḍa-vega-viṣa-vīryam avekṣya tena
duṣṭāṁ nadīṁ ca khala-saṁyamanāvatāraḥ
kṛṣṇaḥ kadambam adhiruhya tato ’ti-tuṅgam
āsphoṭya gāḍha-raśano nyapatad viṣode
 

TRANSLATION
Lord Kṛṣṇa saw how the Kāliya serpent had polluted the Yamunā River with his terribly powerful poison. Since Kṛṣṇa had descended from the spiritual world specifically to subdue envious demons, the Lord immediately climbed to the top of a very high kadamba tree and prepared Himself for battle. He tightened His belt, slapped His arms and then jumped into the poisonous water.
 

Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 10 Chapter 15 Text 51


Śrīmad Bhāgavatam
Canto 10 Chapter 15 Text 51

 


te sampratīta-smṛtayaḥ
samutthāya jalāntikāt
āsan su-vismitāḥ sarve
vīkṣamāṇāḥ parasparam
 

TRANSLATION
Regaining their full consciousness, the cows and boys stood up out of the water and began to look at one another in great astonishment.
 

Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 10 Chapter 15 Text 47


Śrīmad Bhāgavatam
Canto 10 Chapter 15 Text 47

 


evaṁ sa bhagavān kṛṣṇo
vṛndāvana-caraḥ kvacit
yayau rāmam ṛte rājan
kālindīṁ sakhibhir vṛtaḥ
 

TRANSLATION
O King, the Supreme Lord Kṛṣṇa thus wandered about the Vṛndāvana area, performing His pastimes. Once, surrounded by His boyfriends, He went without Balarāma to the Yamunā River.
 

Jaiva-Dharma – Wednesday, December 13, 2017


In today’s sanga, Śrīla Dhanurdhara Swami continues with Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura’s 1896 novel, Jaiva-Dharma.

 

Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 4 Chapter 9 Text 64


Śrīmad Bhāgavatam
Canto 4 Chapter 9 Text 64

 


vāpyo vaidūrya-sopānāḥ
padmotpala-kumud-vatīḥ
haṁsa-kāraṇḍava-kulair
juṣṭāś cakrāhva-sārasaiḥ
 

TRANSLATION
There were emerald staircases which led to lakes full of variously colored lotus flowers and lilies, and swans, kāraṇḍavas, cakravākas, cranes and similar other valuable birds were visible in those lakes.
 

Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 4 Chapter 9 Text 57


Śrīmad Bhāgavatam
Canto 4 Chapter 9 Text 57

 


mṛṣṭa-catvara-rathyāṭṭa-
mārgaṁ candana-carcitam
lājākṣataiḥ puṣpa-phalais
taṇḍulair balibhir yutam
 

TRANSLATION
All the quadrangles, lanes and streets in the city, and the raised sitting places at the crossings, were thoroughly cleansed and sprinkled with sandalwood water; and auspicious grains such as rice and barley, and flowers, fruits and many other auspicious presentations, were scattered all over the city.
 

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