Sri Garga Samhita
BY: SUN STAFF
Dec 17, CANADA (SUN)
Description of the Lord's Appearance
mune deva mahatmanam
krishnam drishtva parat param
agre kim cakrire tatra
tan me bruhi kripam kuru
Sri Bahulasva said; O sage, O lord, what did they do
when they saw the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Krishna, who
is greater than the greatest? Please be kind and tell me.
sarvesham pasyatam tesham
vaikuntho 'pi haris tatah
lino 'bhut krishna-vigrahe
Sri Narada said: As everyone looked on, Lord Hari, the
eight-armed master of Vaikuntha, appeared and merged in the the
body of Lord Krishna.
tadaiva cagatah purno
lino 'bhut krishna-tejasi
The perfect, ferocious, and powerful Lord Nrsimha, who was
effulgent as millions of suns, merged in Lord Krishna's effulgence.
rathe laksha-haye subhre
sthitas cagatavams tatah
Then the master of Svetadvipa, who was decorated with a
thousand arms, came in a splendid chariot drawn by a hundred
sriya yuktah svayudhadhyah
so 'pi sri-krishna-vigrahe
Opulent with many weapons, accompanied by the goddess of
fortune, and served by many associates, He suddenly merged in the
body of Sri Krishna.
tadaiva cagatah sakshad
sobhito bhratribhir vritah
camarair dolite rathe
satakaumbhe sthitas tatah
sampralino babhuva ha
Then, holding a bow and arrows, glorious with Sita, and
accompanied by His brothers, lotus-eyed Lord Ramacandra came in a
golden chariot that was effulgent as a hundred million suns,
(decorated) with swaying camaras, opulent with countless monkey-
kings, rumbling with ten thousand wheels, (decorated with) ten
thousand flags, and (pulled by) ten thousand horses, and merged
in the body of Lord Krishna.
Texts 9 and 10
tadaiva cagatah sakshad
yajno narayano harih
rathe jyotirmaye drisye
so 'pi lino babhuvasu
Then Lord Yajna, who is known as Narayana and Hari,
who is glorious like a flame in the fire of cosmic devastation,
who is the master of the demigods, and who is glorious with His
consort Dakshina, came in a splendid and beautiful chariot and
suiddenly merged in the dark form of Lord Krishna.
tada cagatavan sakshan
sarvesham pasyatam tesham
so 'pi lino babhuvasu
Then Lord Nara-Narayana, whose eyes were large, who had four
arms, who was dressed as a sage, who was splendid like a dark
cloud, whose matted hair was a lightning flash, who observed an
unbroken vow (of celibacy), and who was surrounded by splendid
multitudes of the kings of sages, suddenly merged in the handsome
dark form of Lord Krishna as everyone looked on, their hearts
filled with wonder.
chri-krishnam ca svayam prabhum
jnatva devah stutim cakruh
param vismayam agatah
Filled with wonder, and now understanding that Sri Krishna is
the original Supreme Personality of Godhead, the demigods offered
krishnaya purna-purushaya parat paraya
radha-varaya paripurnatamaya sakshad-
goloka-dhama-dhishanaya namah parasmai
The demigods said: Obeisances to Sri Krishna, who is the
Supreme Personality of Godhead, greater than the greatest, the
master of sacrifices, the cause of causes, the lover of Radha,
the most perfect, and the Lord who resides in Goloka.
yogesvarah kila vadanti mahah param tvam
tatraiva satvatatamah krita-vigraham ca
asmabhir adya viditam padayor dvayam te
tasmai namo 'stu mahasam pataye parasmai
The masters of yoga say You are the Brahman effulgence, and
the great devotees say You have a form. Today we understand Your
feet. Obeisances to You, the master of the Brahman effulgence.
vyangyena va na na hi lakshanaya kadapi
sphotena yac ca kavayo na visanti mukhyah
nirdesya-bhava-rahitam prakriteh param ca
tvam brahma nirgunam ajam saranam vrajamah
We take shelter of You, the unborn Supreme, who are free
from the material modes, who are beyond the world of matter, and
who cannot be described. The greatest philosophers cannot
describe You, either directly, indirectly, or by the most oblique
tvam brahma kecid avayanti pare ca kalam
kecit prasankhyam apare bhuvi karma-rupam
purve ca yogam apare kila kartri-bhavam
anyoktibhir na viditam saranam gatah smah
Some teach that You are the greatest, some that You are
time, some that You are the sum total of everything, some that
You are karma, some that You are yoga, and some that You are the
first cause. We take shelter of You, who cannot be perfectly
known by all their words.
sreyas-karim bhagavatas tava pada-sevam
hitvatha tirtha-yajanadi tapas caranti
jnanena ye ca vidita bahu-vighna-sanghaih
santaditah kim u bhavanti na te kritarthah
O Lord, they who reject the auspicious service of Your feet,
and instead visit holy places, perform sacrifices and
austerities, and try to cultivate spiritual knowledge are beaten
by a host of obstacles. How miserably will they fail.
vijnapyam adya kim u deva asesha-sakshi
yah sarva-bhuta-hridayeshu virajamanah
devair namadbhir amalasaya-mukta-dehais
tasmai namo bhagavate purushottamaya
What request shall we place before You today? The pure-
hearted devotees whose forms are not material offer respectful
obeisances to You, the Supreme Personality of Godhead who, the
witness of everything, stays in everyone's heart.
sa tvam vipatsu vibudhan paripahi pahi
O Lord, You are a necklace of moons Sri Radha places over
Her heart. You are the source of life for the gopis' eyes. You
are a flag over Goloka. You are the original Supreme Personality
of Godhead. O Lord, from all calamities please protect, please
protect the demigods.
vrindavanesa giriraja-pate vrajesa
radha-pate srutidharadhipate 'ddhara tvam
O king of Vrindavana, O king of the mountains' king, O king
of Vraja, O king who enjoys cowherd-boy pastimes eternally, O
king of Radha, O king of the great philosophers, O lifter of
Govardhana Hill, O Lord who can do any impossible task, please
ity ukto bhagavan sakshac
pratyaha pranatan devan
Sri Narada said: Addressed in this way, Sri Krishna, who is
the Supreme Personality of Godhead and the king of Gokula, in a
voice of thunder replied to the demigods prostrate before Him.
he sura-jyeshtha he sambho
devah srinuta mad-vacah
yadaveshu ca janyadhvam
amsaih stribhir mad-ajnaya
The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: O Siva, O eldest of
the demigods, O demigods, hear My words. By My order you and your
wives should take birth, by your amsa expansions, in the family
of the Yadus.
harishyami bhuvo bharam
karishyami ca vah karyam
bhavishyami yadoh kule
I will also descend. I will remove the earth's burden. I
will perform the work you (request). I will take birth in the
veda me vacanam vipra
mukham gavas tanur mama
angani devata yuyam
sadhavo hy asavo hridi
The Vedas are My words. The brahmanas are My mouth. The cows
are My body. You demigods are My limbs. My devotees are the life-
breath in My heart.
yuge yuge ca badhyeta
yada pakhandibhir janaih
dharmah kratur daya sakshat
tad atmanam srijamy aham
Millennium after millennium, whenever the blasphemers stop
religion, sacrifice, and mercy, I descend Myself.
ity uktavantam jagad-isvaram harim
radha patim praha viyoga-vihvala
davagnina dava-lateva murchita-
Sri Narada said: When Her husband, Lord Krishna, the master of
the universes, had spoken, Sri Radha, overcome with fear of being
separated from Him, and now like a flowering vine burning in a
great forest fire, weeping, trembling, about to faint
unconscious, and the hairs of her body erect, spoke to Him.
bhuvo bharam hartum alam bhuvam vraja
kritam param me sapatham srinushva tat
gate tvayi prana-pate ca vigraham
kadacid atraiva na dharayamy aham
Sri Radha said: Go to the earth and remove its burden! Hear
My great vow. O Lord of My life, when You are gone I will not
keep my body (alive) in this place.
yadatha me tvam sapatham na manyase
dvitiya-varam pravadami vak-patham
pranas ca me gantum ativa-vihvalah
If You do not believe My words, I will say them a second
time. (If You go) then My life, yearning to depart, will become
like camphor dust.
tvaya saha gamishyami
ma sokam kuru radhike
harishyami bhuvo bharam
karishyami vacas tava
The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: I will go with You.
O Radha, don't lament. I will remove the earth's burden and I
will keep Your word.
yatra vrindavanam nasti
yatra no yamuna nadi
yatra govardhano nasti
tatra me na manah-sukham
Sri Radha said: My heart cannot be happy where there is no
Vrindavana forest, no Yamuna river, and no Govardhana Hill.
sva-dhamnah sri-harih svayam
govardhanam ca yamunam
preshayam asa bhupari
Sri Narada said: Then Lord Krishna sent to the earth
Govardhana Hill, the Yamuna river, and a 47 krosa portion of His
Note: One krosa equals two miles.
tada brahma deva-ganair
natva natva punah punah
chri-krishnam samuvaca ha
Bowing and bowing again and again with the demigods, Brahma
addressed the original Supreme Personality of Godhead, Sri Krishna.
aham kutra bhavishyami
kutra tvam ca bhavishyasi
ete kutra bhavishyanti
kair grihaih kais ca namabhih
Sri Brahma said: Where will I take birth? Where will You
take birth? Where will the (demigods) take birth? In what homes?
With what names?
bhavishyami parah svayam
rohinyam mat-kala sesho
bhavishyati na samsayah
The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: I will take birth
in Devaki from Vasudeva. My transcendental kala expansion Sesha
will take birth in Rohini. Of this there is no doubt.
srih sakshad rukmini bhaishmi
siva jambavati tatha
satya ca tulasi bhumau
The goddess of fortune will take birth as Bhishmaka's
daughter Rukmini. Lord Siva's consort will take birth as
Jambavati. Tulasi will take birth as Satya and Vasundhara as
dakshina lakshmana caiva
kalindi viraja tatha
bhadra hrir mitravinda ca
Dakshina will become Lakshmana, Viraja will become Kalindi,
Hri will become Bhadra, and J_hnavi, who destroys sins, will
rukminyam kamadevas ca
pradyumna iti visrutah
bhavishyati na sandehas
tasya tvam ca bhavishyasi
(Born) in Rukmini, Kamadeva will be known as Pradyumna. You
will take birth as his son. Of this there is no doubt.
nando drono vasuh sakshad
yasoda sa dhara smrita
vrishabhanuh sucandras ca
tasya bharya kalavati
The Vasu Drona will become Nanda, and Dhara will be
remembered as Yasoda. Sucandra will take birth as Vrishabhanu, and
his wife Kalavati will also take birth.
bhumau kirtir iti khyata
tasyam radha bhavishyati
sada rasam karishyami
On the earth she will be known as Kirti. In her Radha will
take birth. Again and again I will perform the rasa dance in the
circle of Vraja with the gopis.