Sri Garga Samhita

BY: SUN STAFF


Dec 31, CANADA (SUN) —

Canto One, Volume Two
Chapter Fourteen - Part Two

Sakatasura-trinavarta-mokshah
The Liberation of Sakatasura and Trinavarta

Text 31

rurudus ca tada gopyah
prema-sneha-samakulah
asru-mukhyo nanda-sunum
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.

Text 32

trinavarto nabhah prapta
urdhvam vai laksha-yojanam
skandhe sumeruvad balam
manyamanah prapiditah

Going eight hundred thousand miles into outer space, Trinavarta was troubled, thinking the infant on his shoulder was as heavy as Mount Sumeru.

Text 33

atha krishnam patayitum
daityas tatra samudyatah
galam jagraha tasyapi
paripurnatamah svayam

The demon wanted to drop Krishna right there, but the tiny Supreme Personality of Godhead steadfastly held his neck.

Text 34

munca munceti gadite
daitye krishno 'dbhuto 'rbhakah
gala-grahena mahata
vyasum daityam cakara ha
muncaŚlet go!; muncaŚlet go!;

When the demon cried "Let go! Let go!" the wonderful infant Krishna strangled and killed him.

Text 35

taj-jyotih sri-ghanaŚsyame
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.

Text 36

visirna-vayavasyapi
patitasya svanena vai
vinedus ca disah sarvah
kampitam bhumi-mandalam

The sound of the fallen body breaking into pieces filled all the directions and make the earth tremble.

Text 37

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.

Text 38

sri-gopya ucuh

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 are.

Text 39

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.

Text 40

sri-yasodovaca

na janami katham balo
bhara-bhuto girindra-vat
tasman maya krito bhumau
cakravate maha-bhaye

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.

Text 41

sri-gopya ucuh

ma mrisha vada kalyani
he yasode gata-vyathe
ayam dugdha-mukho balo
laghu kusuma-tula-vat

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!

Text 42

sri-narada uvaca

tada gopyo 'tha gopas ca
nandadya agate sisau
ativa-modam samprapur
vadantah kusalam janaih

Sri Narada said: When infant Krishna was returned the gopis and gopas headed by Nanda became very happy and happily spoke among themselves.

Text 43

yasoda balakam nitva
payayitva stanam muhuh
aghrayorasi vastrena
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.

Text 44

sri-yasodovaca

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 moment.

Text 45

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?

Text 46

vajra-saras ca ye daitya
nirdaya ghora-darsanah
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?

Text 47

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.

Text 48

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.

Text 49

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.

Text 50

sri-narada uvaca

tadaiva vipra vidvamsa
agata nanda-mandiram
yasodaya ca nandena
pujita asana-sthitah

Sri Narada said: Then many learned brahmanas came to Nanda's palace. Nanda and Yasoda worshiped them and gave them seats.

Text 51

sri-brahmana ucuh

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

sri-narada uvaca

ity uktva dvija-mukhyas te
kusagrair nava-pallavaih
pavitra-kusalais toyair
rig-yajuh-sama-jaih stavaih paraih svasty-ayanair yajnam
karayitva vidhanatah
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.

Text 54

sri-brahmana ucuh

damodarah patu padau
januni vistara-sravah
uru patu harir nabhim
paripurnatamah svayam

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 navel.

Text 55

katim radha-patih patu
pita-vasas tavodaram
hridayam padma-nabhas ca
bhujau govardhanoddharah

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.

Text 56

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.

Text 57

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.

Text 58

sri-narada uvaca

nandas tebhyo gavam laksham
suvarnam dasa-lakshakam
sahasram nava-ratnanam
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.

Text 59

gateshu dvija-mukhyeshu
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.

Text 60

sri-bahulasva uvaca

trinavartah purva-kale
ko 'yam sukrita-krin narah
paripurnatame sakshac
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?

Text 61

sri-narada uvaca

pandu-desodbhavo raja
sahasrakshah pratapavan
hari-bhakto dharma-nishtho
yajna-krid dana-tat-parah

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.

Text 62

reva-tate maha-divye
lata-vetra-samakule
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 beautiful women.

Text 63

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!"

Text 64

punas tad-anghryoh patitam
nripam pradad varam munih
sri-krishna-vigraha-sparsan
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 liberation."

Text 65

sri-narada uvaca

so 'pi durvasasah sapat
trinavarto 'bhavat bhuvi
sri-krishna-vigraha-sparsat
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 attained liberation.



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