Sri Garga Samhita
BY: SUN STAFF
Dec 31, CANADA (SUN)
Canto One, Volume Two
Chapter Fourteen - Part Two
The Liberation of Sakatasura and Trinavarta
rurudus ca tada gopyah
pasyantyas ta itas tatah
Filled with love, and their faces covered with tears, the
gopis also wept as here and there they searched for Nanda's son.
trinavarto nabhah prapta
urdhvam vai laksha-yojanam
skandhe sumeruvad balam
Going eight hundred thousand miles into outer space,
Trinavarta was troubled, thinking the infant on his shoulder was
as heavy as Mount Sumeru.
atha krishnam patayitum
daityas tatra samudyatah
galam jagraha tasyapi
The demon wanted to drop Krishna right there, but the tiny
Supreme Personality of Godhead steadfastly held his neck.
munca munceti gadite
daitye krishno 'dbhuto 'rbhakah
vyasum daityam cakara ha
muncaŚlet go!; muncaŚlet go!;
When the demon cried "Let go! Let go!" the wonderful
infant Krishna strangled and killed him.
linam saudamini yatha
daityo 'mbaran nipatitah
silayam sisuna saha
Then the demon merged in Lord Krishna's effulgence as
lightning merges in a dark monsoon cloud. Then the demon and the
infant fell from the sky onto a boulder.
patitasya svanena vai
vinedus ca disah sarvah
The sound of the fallen body breaking into pieces filled all
the directions and make the earth tremble.
tat-prishtha-stham sisum tushnim
rudantyo gopikas tatah
dadrisur yugapat sarva
nitva matre dadur jaguh
The weeping gopis saw the infant sitting silently on the
demon's back. They quickly brought Him to His mother, gave Him to
her, and then spoke.
na yogyasi yasode tvam
balam lalayitum manak
na ghrina te kvacid drishta
kruddhasi kathitena vai
The gopis said: Yasoda, you have no right to embrace this
child. You have no kindness. Your own words show how cruel you
prapte 'ndhakare svarohat
ko 'pi balam jahati hi
tvaya nirghrinaya bhumau
dhrito balo maha-bhaye
In that blinding darkness who took an infant from their lap
and abandoned it? You were so merciless that in that terrifying
moment you placed your own infant boy on the ground.
na janami katham balo
tasman maya krito bhumau
Sri Yasoda said: How did my child become as heavy as the
king of mountains? I don't know. That is why during the terrible
whirlwind I placed Him on the ground.
ma mrisha vada kalyani
he yasode gata-vyathe
ayam dugdha-mukho balo
The gopis said: O beautiful one, don't lie! O Yasoda now
free from all trouble, this infant, the milk still in His mouth,
is as light as a flower!
tada gopyo 'tha gopas ca
nandadya agate sisau
vadantah kusalam janaih
Sri Narada said: When infant Krishna was returned the gopis
and gopas headed by Nanda became very happy and happily spoke
yasoda balakam nitva
payayitva stanam muhuh
rohinim praha mohita
Yasoda took the infant, made Him again and again drink from
her breast, smelled His head, and dressed Him in nice clothes. Then, bewildered, she spoke to Rohini.
eko daivena datto 'yam
na putra bahavas ca me
tasyapi bahavo 'rishta
agacchanti kshanena vai
Sri Yasoda said: Fate has given me only one son. I do not
have many sons. But to that one son many dangers come at every
adya mrityu-mukhan mukto
bhavishyat kim atah param
kim karomi kva gacchami
kutra vaso bhaved atah
Today He escaped from death's mouth. If He had died what
would have happened? What would I do? Where would I go? Where
would I live then?
vajra-saras ca ye daitya
vairam kurvanti me bale
daiva daiva kutah sukham
Many demons who are strong as thunderbolts and terrible to see hate my son. O fate, fate, how will we be happy?
dhanam deho griham saudho
ratnani vividhani ca
sarvesham tu hy avasyam vai
bhuyan me kusali sisuh
My wealth, body, palace, and many jewels are all only so my
son will be happy.
harer arcam danam ishtam
purtam devalayam satam
karishyami tada balo
'rishtebhyo vijayi yada
I will worship Lord Hari, give charity, do great public
welfare works, and build a hundred temples. Then my boy will be
victorious over all dangers.
eka-balena me saukhyam
andha-yashtir iva priye
balam nitva gamishyami
dese rohini nirbhaye
My son will make me happy. I will become like a blind stick
immobile with bliss. O dear Rohini, I will take my son and go to
the kingdom of fearlessness.
tadaiva vipra vidvamsa
yasodaya ca nandena
Sri Narada said: Then many learned brahmanas came to Nanda's
palace. Nanda and Yasoda worshiped them and gave them seats.
ma socam kuru he nanda
he yasode vrajesvari
karishyamah siso raksham
ciran-jivi bhaved ayam
The brahmanas said: O Nanda, O Yasoda queen of Vraja, don't
lament. We will protect your son. He will live for a long time.
Texts 52 and 53
ity uktva dvija-mukhyas te
paraih svasty-ayanair yajnam
agnim sampujya vidhi-vad
raksham vidadhire sisoh
After saying this, the great brahmanas, with new twigs, kusa
grass, pure sacred water, prayers from the Rig, Sama, and Yajur
Vedas, and many auspicious blessings, properly performed a
yajna and properly worshiped the sacred fire. In this way
they established the protection of child Krishna.
damodarah patu padau
uru patu harir nabhim
The brahmanas said: May Lord Damodara protect Your feet. May
Lord Vistarasrava protect Your knees. May Lord Hari protect Your
thighs. May the Supreme Personality of Godhead protect Your
katim radha-patih patu
hridayam padma-nabhas ca
May the Lord of Radha protect Your hips. May the Lord who
wears yellow garments protect Your abdomen. May the Lord whose
navel is a lotus flower protect Your chest. May the Lord who
lifted Govardhana Hill protect Your arms.
mukham ca mathura-natho
dvarakesah siro 'vatu
prishtham patv asura-dhvamsi
sarvato bhagavan svayam
May the Lord of Mathura protect Your face. May the Lord of
Dvaraka protect Your head. May the Lord who kills the demons
protect Your back. May the Supreme Personality of Godhead give
You all protection.
sloka-trayam idam stotram
yah pathen manavah sada
maha-saukhyam bhavet tasya
na bhayam vidyate kvacit
A human being who regularly recites this prayer of three
verses will always be very happy. He will never fear.
nandas tebhyo gavam laksham
vastra-laksham dadau param
Sri Narada said: To them Nanda gave a hundred thousand cows,
a million gold coins, a thousand new jewels, and a hundred
thousand opulent garments.
nando gopan niyamya ca
bhojayam asa sampujya
vastrair bhushair manoharaih
When the great brahmanas had gone, Nanda invited the gopas,
fed them sumptuously, honored them, and gave them many beautiful
garments and ornaments.
ko 'yam sukrita-krin narah
chri-krishne linatam gatah
Sri Bahulasva said: What pious deeds did Trinavarta perform
in his previous birth that he merged into Lord Krishna, the Supreme
Personality of Godhead?
Sri Narada said: He was Sahasraksha, a powerful king of Pandu-desa. He was a devotee of Lord Hari, a follower of
religion, a performer of yajnas, and a giver of charity.
narinam ca sahasrena
ramamano cakara ha
On the shore of the Reva, in a very splendid place filled
with flowering vines, he enjoyed pastimes with a thousand
durvasasam munim sakshad
agatam na nanama ha
tada munir dadau sapam
rakshaso bhava durmate
When Durvasa Muni came there the king did not bow down to
offer respects to him. Then the sage cursed him, "O evil-
hearted one, become a demon!"
punas tad-anghryoh patitam
nripam pradad varam munih
muktis te bhavita nripa
When the king fell at his feet, the sage gave a blessing,
"O king, the touch of Sri Krishna's form will give you
so 'pi durvasasah sapat
trinavarto 'bhavat bhuvi
param moksham avapa ha
Sri Narada said: Because of Durvasa's curse he became
Trinavarta on the earth and by the touch of Sri Krishna's form he
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