Sri Garga Samhita
BY: SUN STAFF
Dec 30, CANADA (SUN)
Canto One, Volume Two
The Liberation of Sakatasura and Trinavarta
ity evam kathitam divyam
yah srinoti naro bhaktya
sa kritartho na samsayah
Sri Garga Muni said: A person who with devotion hears Lord
Krishna's transcendental pastimes becomes perfect and successful.
Of this there is no doubt.
sudha-kandat param mishtam
srutva tan-mukhatah sakshat
kritarthah smo vayam mune
Sri Saunaka said: O sage, hearing from your mouth Sri
Krishna's beautiful pastimes, which are sweeter than nectar, we
have now become successful.
bahulasvah satam varah
atho munim kim papraccha
tan me bruhi tapo-dhana
What did Bahulasva, who was a peaceful-hearted devotee of
Lord Krishna, and who was the best of the pious, ask the sage then?
O saint wealthy in austerity, please tell me this.
atha raja maithilendro
naradam praha dharmatma
Sri Garga Muni said: Happy, overcome with love, and
meditating on the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the saintly-
hearted king of Mithila spoke to Narada.
dhanyo 'ham ca kritartho 'ham
durlabho durghato 'sti hi
Sri Bahulasva said: Because of you, whose devotional service
is very great, I have become fortunate and successful.
Association with the Lord's great devotees is very rare and
difficult to attain.
sri-krishnas tv arbhakah sakshad
agre cakara kim citram
caritam vada me mune
What wonderful activities did wonderful infant Krishna, who
loves His devotees, do? O sage, please tell me.
sadhu prishtam tvaya rajan
sangamah khalu sadhunam
sarvesham vitanoti sam
Sri Narada said: O king, as a devotee of Lord Krishna, you
have asked a very good question. Association with saintly
devotees brings happiness and auspicious to everyone.
mangalam cakarod dvijaih
On the day of Krishna's birth-star, Nanda's wife Yasoda called
together the gopas and gopis and had the brahmanas perform
balam pragrihya kalitanjana-padma-netram
devan pranamya su-dhanam pradadau dvijebhyah
Taking her dark boy, who was dressed in red garments and
who, His limbs decorated with golden ornaments and His lotus eyes
with black anjana, wore a glittering moon necklace of
lion's nails, she offered respectful obeisances to the demigods
and gave great wealth to the brahmanas.
prenkhe nidhaya nijam atmajam asu gopi
sampujya mangala-dine prati gopikas tah
naivasrinot su-ruditasya sutasya sabdam
gopeshu mangala-griheshu gatagateshu
On that auspicious day she placed her son in His cradle, and
quickly greeted the gopis. As the cowherd people came and went in
the auspicious rooms, the gopi Yasoda did not hear the sound of
her crying son.
tatraiva kamsa-khala-nodita utkacakhyo
daityah prabhanjana-tanuh sakatam sa etya
balasya murdhni paripatayitum pravrittah
krishno 'pi tam kila tatada padarunena
Then, when a demon named Utkaca, who had been sent by the
demon Kamsa, and who had a body made of air, went to a cart and
tried to make it fall on Krishna's head, infant Krishna kicked the
cart with the red sole of His foot.
curne gate 'tha sakate patite ca daitye
tyaktva prabhanjana-tanum vimalo babhuva
natva harim sata-hayena rathena yukto
goloka-dhama nija-lokam alam jagama
When the cart broke into pieces the demon fell. Leaving his
body of air, he attained a pure spiritual body and, after
respectfully bowing down before Lord Hari, in a chariot pulled by
a hundred horses went to the Lord's own abode of Goloka.
nandadayo vraja-jana vraja-gopikas ca
sarve sametya yugapat prithukams tad ahuh
esha svayam ca patitah sakatah katham hi
janitha he vraja-sutah su-gatas ca yuyam
Headed by Nanda, the men and gopis of Vraja at once
converged on that place and asked the children, "How
could this cart have fallen by itself? O children of Vraja, you were here. You know."
prenkha-stho 'yam kshipan padau
rudan dugdhartham eva hi
tatada padam sakate
tenedam patitam khalu
The children said: Staying in the cradle, crying for milk,
and kicking His feet, the child hit the cart with one foot and it
sraddham na cakrur balokte
gopa gopyas ca vismitah
traimasikah kva balo 'yam
kva caitad bhara-bhrit tv anah
Astonished, the gopas and gopis did not believe the
childrens' words. "What is this three-month old infant in
comparison to this heavily-burdened cart?"
balam anke sa grihitva
karayam asa vidhi-vad
yajnam vipraih su-tarpitaih
Fearing a ghost had come, Yasoda took the infant on her lap,
gave offerings to the brahmanas and had them perform a
ko 'yam purvam tu kusali
gato moksham maha-mune
O great sage, in his previous birth who was this fortunate
demon named Utakaca, who attained liberation by the touch of Lord
utkaco nama maithila
vrikshams curni-cakara ha
Sri Narada said: O king of Mithila, one day the demon named
Utkaca, who was Hiranyaksha's son, went to Lomasa Muni's hermitage
and broke some trees.
tam drishtva sthula-dehadhyam
sasapa rosha-yug vipro
videho bhava durmate
Seeing the powerful giant named Utkaca, the brahmana became
angry and cursed him, "O evil-hearted one, become
patitva praha daitya-rat
From this deed his body at once fell away as a snake's old
skin also falls away. The king of demons then fell at the
brahmana's feet and spoke.
he mune he kripa-sindho
kripam kuru mamopari
te prabhavam na janami
deham me dehi he prabho
Utcaka said: O sage, O ocean of mercy, please be kind to me.
I did not know your power. O lord, please give me a body.
tada prasannah sa munir
drishtam naya-satam vidheh
satam rosho 'pi varado
varo mokshartha-dah kim u
Sri Narada said: Then the sage, who had studied a hundred
lessons in morality from the demigod Brahma, became pleased. The
anger of saintly persons brings a blessing. How great is that
blessing, which brings liberation?
vata-dehas tu te bhuyad
bhavita ca pada hareh
Sri Lomasa said: You may have a body made of air. When the
cakshush-manvantara is over and the vaivasvata-manvantra has come,
Lord Hari's foot will give you liberation.
tasmad utkaca-daityas tu
sadbhyo namo 'stu ye nunam
Sri Narada said: In this way the power of Lomasa Muni gave
liberation to the demon Utkaca. I offer my respectful obeisances
to the saintly devotees of the Lord, who have the power both to
bless and to curse.
utsange kriditam balam
lalayanty ekada nripa
giri-bharam na sehe sa
O king, one day, as He played on her lap and she fondled
Him, Nanda's wife could not longer hold her infant boy, for he
had become as heavy as a mountain.
aho giri-samo balah
katham syad iti vismita
bhumau nidhaya tam sadyo
nedam kasmai jagada ha
She was astonished, "How has my infant boy become
heavy as a mountain?" She placed Him on the ground at once.
How has this happened?" she said.
jahara balam kridantam
The powerful demon Trinavarta, who had been sent by Kamsa,
with a circling whirlwind grabbed the handsome, playing infant
rajo-'ndha-karo 'bhut tatra
ghora-sabdas ca gokule
In Gokula there was blinding darkness and a terrible roar.
For an hour the dust stopped everyone's vision.
tato yasoda napasyat
putram tam mandirajire
mohita rudati ghoshan
Yasoda did not see her son in the courtyard. Bewildered and
crying, she gazed at the roofs of the houses in Vraja.
adrishte ca yada putre
patita bhuvi murchita
uccai ruroda karunam
mrita-vatsa yatha hi gauh
When she did not see her son, she fell to the ground
unconscious. She loudly and pitifully wept, like a cow whose calf
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