Sri Garga Samhita
BY: SUN STAFF
Jan 02, CANADA (SUN)
Canto One, Volume Two
Chapter Fifteen - Part Two
Revelation of the Universal Form to Nanda's Wife
anantany asya namani
lilabhis ca bhavishyanti
tat-karmasu na vismayah
O descendent of King Bharata, according to His different
pastimes Your son will have names without end, names that are
secret even from the Vedas. Do not be surprised at what He is
able to do.
aho bhagyam tu te nedam
tvad-grihe vartamano 'yam
si_u-rupah parat parah
Ah, how fortunate you are! Appearing as a small child, the
Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is greater than the greatest,
now stays in your home.
ity uktvatha gate garge
svatmanam purnam asisham
mene pramuditah patnya
Sri Narada said: Garga Muni said this and left. Then noble-
hearted King Nanda, along with his wife, thought about the great
blessing they had received.
atha gargo jnani-varo
Then the great philosopher, teacher, sage Garga Muni went to
King Vrishabhanu's beautiful palace on the Yamuna's shore.
chatrena sobhitam vipram
dvitiyam iva vasavam
dandena rajitam sakshad
dharma-rajam iva sthitam
sakshat suryam ivaparam
dvitiyam iva padmajam
devam vishnum iva sthitam
tam drishtva muni-sardulam
pranamya sirasa sadyah
sammukho 'bhut kritanjalih
munim ca pithake sthapya
pujayam asa vidhivac
chri-gargam jnaninam varam
Seeing Garga Muni, who was the greatest of philosophers, who
was the brahmana tiger of sages, who, decorated with a parasol
was like a second King Indra, holding a stick was like a second
Yamaraja, his bodily luster illuminating the directions was like
a second sun-god, a great book at his belt was like a second Lord
Brahma, and who, dressed in white garments, stood like Lord Vishnu
Himself, noble King Vrishabhanu rose up at once with great respect, bowed his head, stood with folded hands, placed the sage on a
great throne, washed his feet, presented many offerings,
circumambulated him, and worshiped him according to the rules of
satam paryantanam santam
grihinam santaye smritam
sadhur eva na bhaskarah
Sri Vrishabhanu said: The peaceful wandering of saints is
meant to bring peace to householders. It is a saint, and not the
sun, that removes the darkness in the hearts of men.
tirthi-bhuta vayam gopa
jatas tvad-darsanat prabho
tvadrisah sadhavah kshitau
O lord, by seeing you we gopas have gone on pilgrimage.
Saints like you sanctify the sacred places in this world.
he mune radhika-nama
kanya me mangalayana
kasmai varaya datavya
vada tvam me su-niscitam
O sage, my daughter is named Radhika. She is the abode of
great auspiciousness. To whom should I give Her in marriage?
Please tell me your opinion.
tvam paryatann arka iva
varo 'naya samo yo vai
tasmai dasyami kanyakam
Like the sun, your goodness can travel everywhere in the
three worlds. I wish to give my daughter to a splendid husband
who will be Her equal.
hastam grihitva sri-gargo
Sri Narada said: Taking Vrishabhanu's hand, the great sage Sri
Garga Muni went to a beautiful and secluded place on the Yamuna's
munindrah praha dharma-vit
Making the gopa-king Vrishabhanu sit down at a place where the
Yamuna's waves made a great sound, Garga Muni, the king of sages
and the knower of religion, spoke.
Texts 52 and 53
he gopa guptam akhyanam
kathaniyam na ca tvaya
chri-krishnah bhagavan svayam
golokesah parat parah
tasmat paro varo nasti
jato nanda-grihe patih
Sri Garga Muni said: O gopa, do not tell this secret. Sri
Krishna, the original Supreme Personality of Godhead Himself, who
is the master of countless universes, the king of Goloka, greater
than the greatest, and the Lord than whom there is no better
husband, has taken birth in Nanda's home.
aho bhagaym aho bhagyam
sarvam tvam vada karanam
Sri Vrishabhanu said: How fortunate! How fortunate for Nanda!
O great sage, please tell everything of why Sri Krishna has
descended to this world.
kamsadinam vadhaya ca
brahmana prarthitah krishno
Sri Garga Muni said: To remove the earth's burden and to
kill the demons headed by Kamsa, on the demigod Brahma's request
Lord Krishna has taken birth on the surface of the earth.
tvad-grihe sapi sanjata
tvam na janasi tam param
Sri Radhika, who is Lord Krishna's chief queen in Goloka, has
taken birth in your home. You do not understand Her exalted
tada praharshito gopo
taya sardham vicarya ca
Sri Narada said: Delighted and astonished, Vrishabhanu called
Kalavati and they both thought (about what Garga Muni said).
jnatva gopa-varah parah
punar aha maha-munim
Understanding the exalted position of Sri Sri Radha-Krishna,
and shedding tears of bliss, the exalted gopa spoke to the great
tasmai dasyami he brahman
tvaya pantha darsito me
tvaya karyo 'yam udvahah
Sri Vrishabhanu said: O brahmana, I will give my lotus-eyed
daughter to Him. You have revealed this path. You should perform
the wedding ceremony.
aham na karayishyami
vivaham anayor nripa
tayor vivaho bhavita
Sri Garga Muni said: O king, I will not perform Their
wedding ceremony. Their wedding will be in Bhandiravana by the
The demigod Brahma will come and perform the wedding in a
beautiful secluded place near Vrindavana forest.
tasmad radham gopa-vara
viddhy ardhangim varasya ca
loke cuda-manih sakshad
Because of this please know that Radha is half of the
Supreme Personality of Godhead's body. In the palace of Goloka
She is the queen of He who is the world's crest-jewel.
yuyam sarve 'pi gopala
golokad agata bhuvi
tatha gopi-gana gavo
You gopas have all come from Goloka. By Sri Radhika's wish
the cows and gopis have also come from Goloka.
She whom even the demigods, what to speak of others who
perform sacrifices for many births, cannot see, many gopas and
gopis now see hidden in the courtyard of your palace.
tada ca vismitau rajan
dam-pati harshitau param
srutva sri-gargam ucatuh
Sri Narada said: O king, joyful and filled with wonder by
hearing of Sri Sri Radha-Krishna's exalted glories, the husband and
wife spoke to Sri Garga.
radha-sabdasya he brahman
vyakhyanam vada tattvatah
tvatto na samsaya-cchetta
ko 'pi bhumau maha-mune
The husband and wife said: O brahmana, please truthfully
explain the meaning of the name Radha. O great sage, save for
you, no one in this world can cut our doubts.
sishyenapi maya tatra
Sri Garga Muni said: As a disciple I heard this from the
mouth of Narayana Rishi as on Mount Gandhamadana He was explaining
the Sama Veda:
ramaya tu ra-karah syad
a-karas tv adi-gopika
dha-karo dharaya hi syad
a-karo viraja nadi
R stands for Rama (the goddess of fortune), A stands for
Adi-gopika (the forst of the gopis), DH stands for Dhara (the
earth), and A stands for Viraja-nadi (the Viraja river).
caturdha tejaso 'bhavat
lila-bhuh sris ca viraja
catasrah patnya eva hi
The four potencies of Lord Krishna, the Supreme Personality of
Godhead, became His four wives: Lila, Bhu, Sri, and Viraja.
sampralinas ca tah sarva
tasmad ahur manishinah
Because all these goddesses have now entered the form of Sri
Radha, the wise say that Sri Radha is the original supreme
goddess of fortune.
radha-krishneti he gopa
ye japanti punah punah
catushpadartham kim tesham
sakshat krishno 'pi labhyate
Sri Narada said: O gopa, they who again and again chant the
names of Sri Sri Radha-Krishna attain Lord Krishna directly. What are
the four goals of life to them?
jnatvananda-mayo hy abhut
O king, when they understood Sri Sri Radha-Krishna's exalted
glories, King Vrishabhanu and his dear wife became filled with
wonder and bliss.
ittham gargo jnani-varah
jagama sva-griham sakshan
munindrah sarva-vit kavih
Then, after King Vrishabhanu had worshiped him, all-knowing
Garga Muni, who was the best of philosophers and the king of
sages, went to his own home.
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