Sri Garga Samhita
BY: SUN STAFF
Dec 19, CANADA (SUN)
Texts 1 and 2
The Lord's Appearance
sri-sakhyo 'pi samudra-jah
ta gopyo 'pi bhavishyanti
The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: The women of Rama-
Vaikuntha, the women of Svetadvipa, the women of Urdhva-
Vaikuntha, the women who have taken shelter of Lord Ajita's feet,
the women of Lokacala, and the daughters of Varuna will become
gopis in Vraja because of a benediction offered by Lord Narayana,
the husband of Lakshmi.
kascid divya adivyas ca
punyair nana-vidhaih kritaih
Some women from the heavenly planets, some women not from
the heavenly planets, and some women acting in the three modes will, because of various kinds of pious activities, become gopis
on the earth.
When the saw handsome Yajna-avatara, who is the son
of Ruci and the master of the heavenly planets, the demigoddesses
were overcome with love for Him.
tas ca devala-vakyena
tapas tepur himacale
bhaktya paramaya ta me
gopyo bhavya vraje vidhe
On Devala Muni's advice with great devotion to Me they
performed austerities in the Himalayas. O Brahma, they will
become gopis in Vraja.
deve dhanvantarau bhuvi
aushadhyo duhkham apanna
nishphala bharate 'bhavan
When Lord Dhanvantari disappeared from the earth, all the
medicines in Bharata-varsha became unhappy. They all became
useless and ineffective.
siddhy-artham tas tapas tepuh
striyo bhutva manoharah
catur-yuge vyatite tu
prasanno 'bhud dharih param
To regain their powers they transformed themselves into
beautiful women and performed austerities. When four yugas had
passed Lord Hari became pleased with them.
varam vrinita cety uktam
srutva naryo maha-vane
tam drittva moham apanna
ucur bharta bhavatra nah
Seeing the Lord in a great forest, they became completely
enchanted by Him. Hearing Him say, "Please choose a
benediction," they said, "Please become our husband
lata bhutva manoharah
bhavishyatha striyo rase
karishyami vacas ca vah
Sri Hari said: In Vrindavana, at the end of Dvapara-yuga, you
will become flowering vines and then you will change into women
in the arena of the rasa dance. I promise this to you.
The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: In Vrindavana they
will become beautiful and very fortunate flowering-vine gopis
filled with love (for Me).
jalandharyas ca ya naryo
vikshya vrinda-patim harim
ucur vayam harih sakshad
asmakam tu varo bhavet
When the women of the Jalandhara country saw Lord Hari, the
husband of Vrinda, they said (to themselves), "May Lord
Hari be our chosen husband".
akasa-vag abhut tasam
yatha vrinda tatha yuyam
Then a voice from the sky said to them, "Worship
Lord Narayana, the husband of Rama, and in Vrindavana you will
become like Vrinda."
harim drittva ca mohitah
ta hi gopyo bhavishyanti
sri-matsyasya varad vraje
When Varuna's daughters saw Lord Hari as Sri Matsya, they
became bewildered with love for Him. By Lord Matsya's benediction
they will become gopis in Vraja.
asid raja prithuh sakshan
jitva satrun nripa-sreshtho
dharam kaman dudoha sah
There was a powerful king named Prithu who was a partial
incarnation of Me. After defeating His enemies, He, the best of
kings, milked many desirable things from the earth.
prithum drittva pura-striyah
atreh samipam agatya
ta ucur moha-vihvalah
When the women of Barhishmati City saw Lord Prithu they became
overwhelmed with love for Him. Approaching Atri Muni, they said:
ayam tu raja-rajendrah
katham varo bhaven no vai
tad vada tvam maha-mune
"O great sage, please tell us how powerful Prithu,
the king of the kings of kings, may become our husband."
go-doham kurutasv adya
sarvam dasyati vo durgam
Sri Atri Muni said: In meditation make an offering of milk
to her and the earth will give you a great and impassable ocean
of fulfilled desires.
manah-patrena tas ca gam
tasmad gopyo bhavishyanti
The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: Using their
thoughts as a milk-pail, they milked their desire from the cow-
earth. In this way they will become gopis in Vrindavana, O
divya apsaraso varah
To bewilder Kamadeva's army, on Mount Gandhamadana Narayana
Rishi manifested a host of the most beautiful divine Apsara girls.
bhartri-kamas ca ta aha
siddho narayano munih
manoratho vo bhavita
vraje gopyo bhavishyatha
When they wished Him as their husband, perfect Narayana Rishi
said to them, "You will become gopis in Vraja. Then your
desire will be fulfilled."
vamanam vikshya mohitah
tapas taptva bhavishyanti
gopyo vrindavane vidhe
When the women of Sutalaloka saw Lord Vamana, they fell in
love with Him and (to attain Him) they performed austerities.
They will become gopi in Vraja, O Brahma.
bhejur bhaktya varecchaya
bhavishyanti vraje ca tah
Snake princesses that, desiring Him as their husband,
worshiped Lord Sesha, will take birth in Vraja (to attain) Lord
Balarama's rasa dance.
kasyapo vasudevas ca
devaki caditih para
surah prano dhruvah so 'pi
Kasyapa will descend as Vasudeva, exalted Aditi as Devaki,
Prana Vasu as Surasena, and Dhruva Vasu as Devaka.
vasus caivoddhavah sakshad
daksho 'kruro daya-parah
hridiko dhanadas caiva
kritavarma tv apam patih
Vasu will decsned as Uddhava, Daksha as kind Akrura, Kuvera
as Hridika, and Varuna as Kritavarma.
gadah pracinabarhis ca
maruto hy ugrasena ut
tasya raksham karishyami
rajyam datva vidhanatah
Pracinabarhi will descend as Gada and Maruta as Ugrasena. I
will give the kingdom to Ugrasena and I will protect him.
prahladah satyakis tatha
kshirabdhih santanuh sakshad
bhishmo drono vasuttamah
Ambarisha will descend as Yuyudhana, Prahlada as Satyaki,
Kshirabdhi as Santanu, and Drona Vasuttama as Bhishma.
salyas caiva divodaso
dhritarashtro bhago ravih
panduh pusha satam sreshtho
dharmo raja yudhishthirah
Divodasa will decsend as Salya, Bhaga as Dhritarashtra, Pusha
as Pandu, and King Dharma, the best of the devotees, as
bhimo vayur balishthas ca
manuh svayambhuvo 'rjunah
satarupa subhadra ca
savita karna eva hi
Powerful Vayu will descend as Bhima, Svayambhuva Manu as
Arjuna, Satarupa as Subhadra, and Savita as Karna.
nakulah sahadevas ca
smritau dvav asvini-sutau
dhata bahlikaviras ca
vahnir dronah pratapavan
The two Asvini-kumaras will descend as Nakula and Sahadeva.
Dhata will descend as heroic Bahlika, and powerful Vahni as
duryodhanah kaler amso
'bhimanyuh soma eva ca
draunih sakshac chivasyapi
rupam bhumau bhavishyati
A partial incarnation of Kali will descend as Duryodhana.
Soma will descend as Abhimanyu. Lord Siva will place His own form
on the earth as Dronacarya's son Asvatthama.
ittham yadoh kauravanam
anyesham bhu-bhujam nrinam
kule kule bhavantas ca
svamsaih stribhir mad-ajnaya
In this way, by My order (the demigods) and their wives will
take birth in the families of the Yadus, Kurus, and other human
ye ye 'vatara me purvam
tesham rajnyo ramamsakah
sahasrani ca shodasa
Whenever in the past I incarnated in the world, the goddess
of fortune would also incarnate as My queen. This time she will
incarnate as My sixteen-thousand queens.
ity uktva sri-haris tatra
yogamayam uvaca ha
Sri Narada said: After speaking these words to the demigod
Brahma, who sits on a lotus throne, Sri Hari spoke to goddess
Yogamaya, whose form is spiritual.
Texts 34 and 35
devakyah saptamam garbham
nanda-vraje sthitayam ca
nanda-patnyam bhava tvam vai
kritvedam karma cadbhutam
The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: O noble-hearted
one, take the seventh embryo from Vasudeva's wife Devaki and
place it in Rohini, who is staying in Vraja out of fear of Kamsa.
When you have done that wonderful deed, you yourself become an
embryo in Nanda's wife.
srutva brahma deva-ganair
natva krishnam parat param
bhumim asvasya vanibhih
sva-dhama nijam ayayau
Sri Narada said: Hearing this, Brahma and the demigods bowed
down before Lord Krishna, who is greater than the greatest, and, comforted the earth-goddess, and each went to his own abode.
chri-krishnam viddhi maithila
prapto 'yam bhumi-mandale
O king of Mithila, please understand that Sri Krishna, who
went to the earth to kill the demons headed by Kamsa, is the
original Supreme Personality of Godhead.
roma-matram tanau jihva
bhavantittham yada nripa
tadapi sri-hares tasya
varnyate na guno mahan
O king, If I had as many tongues as there are hairs on my
body, I could still not properly describe Sri Hari's
great and glorious qualities.
nabhah patanti vihaga
yatha hy atma-samam nripa
tatha krishna-gatim divyam
O king, as different birds have different capacities to fly
in the sky, so the wise philosophers have different capacities to
describe Lord Krishna's transcendental activities.