Sri Garga Samhita
BY: SUN STAFF
Jan 03, CANADA (SUN)
Canto One, Volume Three
Description of Sri Radhika's Wedding
gas carayan nandanam anka-dese
samlalayan duratamam sakasat
nando 'pi bhandiravanam jagama
Herding the cows and holding His infant son in his arms,
Nanda went to Bhandiravana, which trembled with the breezes
coming from the Yamuna's shore.
krishnecchaya vegataro 'tha vato
ghanair abhun meduram ambaram ca
patadbhir ejadbhir ativa-bhikaih
Then, by Krishna's wish, the sky became filled with clouds and
a strong wind fearfully moved the new tamala and kadamba twigs
and made them fall.
tad-andha-kare mahati prajate
bale rudaty anka-gate 'ti-bhite
nando bhayam prapa sisum sa bibhrad
dharim paresam saranam jagama
When a great and blinding darkness came and the frightened
infant in his arm cried, Nanda became afraid. Clutching his boy,
he took shelter of Lord Hari, the Supreme Personality of Godhead.
babhuva tasyam vrishabhanu-putrim
dadarsa radham nava-nanda-rajah
Then, as an effulgence greater than millions of suns
converged on him from all directions, Nanda Maharaja, the king of
the nine Nandas, saw Vrishabhanu's daughter Radha, . . .
nilambaram sundaram adi-varnam
abibhratim sabdam ativa manjum
. . . who was fair and splendid as millions of moons, dressed in
blue garments, decorated with anklets and anklebells that tinkled
sweetly, . . .
. . . who wore tinkling bracelets and a tinkling belt, who was
splendid with armlets, rings, and a necklace, and who was opulent
with a nose-pearl, anklets, a necklace-jewel, and earrings.
tat-tejasa dharshita asu nando
natvatha tam aha kritanjalih san
ayam tu sakshat purushottamas tvam
priyasya mukhyasi tadaiva radhe
Overwhelmed by Her effulgence, Nanda bowed down and with
folded hands said, "He is the original Supreme
Personality of Godhead, and You, O Radha, are His first beloved.
guptam tv idam garga-mukhena vedmi
grihana radhe nija-natham ankat
enam griham prapaya megha-bhitam
vadami cettham prakriter gunadhyah
"I know this secret from the mouth of Garga Muni. O
Radha, please take Your Lord from my arms. Now that the clouds
have frightened Him, please take Him home. As if I were a person
controlled by the modes of material nature, I say this (that He
namami tubhyam bhuvi raksha mam tvam
krishna-priyasi prakriteh param tvam
srutva vacas tasya tadaiva radha
candravali gopa-patim tam aha
"I offer my respectful obeisances to You. Please
protect me in this world. You are Krishna's dearmost. You are
beyond the modes of material nature."
Hearing these words, Sri Radha, who was splendid as a host
of moons, spoke to the king of the gopas.
varam param bruhi maha-mate tvam
yathepsitam sarva-janair durapam
aham prasanna tava bhakti-bhavan
mad-darsanam durlabham eva nanda
Then Sri Radha said: O noble-hearted one, ask for a
benediction, for anything you wish, for anything impossible for
anyone to attain. I am pleased by your sincere devotion. O Nanda
it is very difficult for anyone to see Me.
yadi prasannasi tada bhaven me
bhaktir dridha kau yuvayoh padabje
satam ca bhaktis tava bhakti-bhajam
sangah sada me 'tha yuge yuge ca
If You are pleased then let me have firm devotion for the
lotus feet of You both, and let me have devotion for Your
devotees, and let me have their company. Let me have this
millennium after millennium.
tathastu coktvatha harim karabhyam
jagraha radha nija-natham ankat
gate 'tha nande pranate vrajese
tada hi bhandiravanam jagama
Sri Narada said: Saying "So be it", with both hands
Radha took Lord Hari from Nanda's arms. When Vraja's king Nanda
offered his obeisances and left, She went to Bhandiravana forest.
goloka-lokac ca pura samagata
bhumir nijam svam vapur adadhana
babhuva sa tat-kshanam eva sarva
Then the spiritual ground came from the realm of Goloka. In
a moment everything was golden and studded with rubies and many
vrindavanam divya-vapur dadhanam
vrikshair varaih kama-dughaih sahaiva
kalinda-putri ca suvarna-saudhaih
Vrindavana forest manifested a splendid transcendental form
with beautiful desire-trees, and the Yamuna's shore had jewel
steps and golden palaces.
govardhano ratna-silamayo 'bhut
suvarna-sringaih paritah sphuradbhih
daribhir uccanga-kariva rajan
Govardhana was made of jewels and had glistening golden
peaks everywhere, maddened bees, and caves beautiful with
swiftly-flowing streams. O king, it was like a great, gigantic
tada nikunjo 'pi nijam vapur dadhat
Then the forest grove assumed its real form with many
assembly houses, courtyards, splendid pavilions, bumblebees, and
the cooing of peacocks, paravatas, and cuckoos. It was filled
with the sweetness of spring.
It was filled with roofs of gold and jewels, splendid with
fluttering flags, and anointed with beautiful blossoming lake-
growing golden lotuses licked by swarms of black bees.
tadaiva sakshat purushottamottamo
babhuva kaisora-vapur ghana-prabhah
Then the Supreme Personality of Godhead became a teen-age
youth splendid as a dark cloud, dressed in yellow garments,
decorated with the Kaustubha gem, holding a flute, and more
enchanting than a great host of Kamadevas.
bhujena sangrihya hasan priyam harir
jagama madhye su-vivaha-mandapam
Smiling, Lord Hari took His beloved by the arm, and with the
wedding paraphernalia went to the wedding-pavilion, which was
decorated with mekhalas, kusa grass, waterpots, and many other
tatraiva simhasana udgate vare
parasparam sammalitau virejatuh
param bruvantau madhuram ca dam-pati
sphurat-prabhau khe ca tadid-ghanav iva
Embracing and sweetly conversing on a beautiful throne
there, They shone like a splendid lightning flash and a dark
cloud in the sky.
tadambarad deva-varo vidhih prabhuh
samagatas tasya parasya sammukhe
natva tad-anghri hy usati girabhih
kritanjalis caru catur-mukho jagau
Then Lord Brahma, the best of the demigods, came from the
sky. Bowing down before Lord Krishna, with folded hands he
eloquently and sweetly spoke.
anadim adyam purushottamottamam
svayam tv asankhyanda-patim parat param
radha-patim tvam saranam vrajamy aham
Sri Brahma said: I take shelter of You, the original Supreme
Personality of Godhead, Sri Krishnacandra, without beginning, the
beginning of everything, affectionate to Your devotees, the
master of countless universes, greater than the greatest, and the
husband of Radha.
goloka-nathas tvam ativa-lilo
vaikuntha-natho 'si yada tvam eva
lakshmis tadeyam vrishabhanuja hi
You are the playful king of Goloka and She is Your playful
companion. When You are the king of Vaikuntha, She, the daughter
of Vrishabhanu, is Goddess Lakshmi.
tvam ramacandro janakatmajeyam
bhumau haris tvam kamalalayeyam
yajnavataro 'si yada tadeyam
sri-dakshina stri prati-patni-mukhya
When in this world You are Ramacandra, She is Janaka's
daughter Sita. When You are Lord Hari, She is Kamala. When You
are Yajna-avatara, She is Sri Dakshina, the best of wives.
tvam narasimho 'si rama tadeyam
narayanas tvam ca narena yuktah
tad tv iyam santir ativa sakshac
chayeva yata ca tavanurupa
When You are Nrisimha, She is Rama. When You are Nara's
friend Narayana Rishi, She becomes Goddess Santi and follows You
like a shadow.
tvam brahma ceyam prakritis tatastha
kalo yademam ca viduh pradhanam
mahan yada tvam jagad-ankuro 'si
radha tadeyam sa-guna ca maya
When You are Brahman, She is Prakriti. When You are Time, the
wise know She is Pradhana. When You are the Mahat-tattva, from
which the universes have sprouted, Radha is the potency Maya,
filled with the three modes.
yadantaratma viditas caturbhis
tada tv iyam lakshana-rupa-vrittih
yada virad-deha-dharas tvam eva
tadakhilam va bhuvi dharaneyam
When You become the four things in the heart, She becomes
the power of understanding something from a hint. When You become
the universal form, which includes everything, She becomes the
Note: The four things in the heart are the heart, mind,
intelligence, and false-ego.
syamam ca gauram viditam dvidha mahas
tavaiva sakshat purushottamottamam
parat param tvam saranam vrajamy aham
I take shelter of You, who are the Supreme Personality of
Godhead, greater than the greatest, the master of Goloka-dhama,
and who now appear as a fair and a dark splendor.
sada pathed yo yugala-stavam param
goloka-dhama-pravaram prayati sah
bhavanti tasyapi nisargatah punah
A person who regularly recites these prayers describing the
divine couple will go to the transcendental abode of Goloka. Even
in this world he will be endowed with handsomeness, opulence, and
yada yuvam priti-yutau ca dam-pati
parat parau tav anurupa-rupitau
vidhim vivahasya tu karayamy aham
Greater than the greatest and perfect for each other, You
are already a loving husband and wife. Still, following the ways
of this world, I will now perform Your wedding-ceremony.
tada sa utthaya vidhir hutasanam
prajvalya kunde sthitayos tayoh purah
sruteh kara-graha-vidhim vidhanato
vidhaya dhata samavasthito 'bhavat
Then Brahma rose, ignited the sacred fire, and performed the
Vedic wedding-ceremony of the divine couple.
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