Sri Garga Samhita
BY: SUN STAFF
Jan 04, CANADA (SUN)
Canto One, Volume Three
Chapter Sixteen - Part Two
Description of Sri Radhika's Wedding
sa vahayam asa harim ca radhikam
tatas ca tau tam pranamayya veda-vit
tau pathayam asa ca sapta-mantrakam
Brahma performed the wedding-ceremony of Lord Hari and Sri
Radhika. He had Them circumambulate the sacred fire and bow down
before it, and then Brahma, the knower of the Vedas, recited the
tato harer vakshasi radhikayah
karam ca samsthapya hareh karam punah
sri-radhikayah kila prishtha-desake
samsthapya mantrams ca vidhih prapathayan
Placing Sri Radhika's hand on Lord Hari's chest and Lord
Hari's hand on Sri Radhika's back, Brahma recited many mantras.
radha karabhyam pradadau ca malikam
kinjalkinim krishna-gale 'linadinim
hareh karabhyam vrishabhanuja gale
tatas ca vahnim pranamayya veda-vit
Then with both hands Sri Radha placed on Lord Krishna's neck a
lotus garland filled the the humming of bees. Then with both
hands Lord Hari placed on Sri Radha's neck a similar garland.
Then Brahma had Them bow down before the sacred fire.
samvasayam asa su-pithayos ca tau
kritanjali mauna-yutau pitamahah
tau pathayam asa tu panca-mantrakam
samarpya radham ca piteva kanyakam
Placing the silent divine couple on two thrones, with folded
hands Brahma recited five mantras. Then, as a father gives away
his daughter, Brahma gave away Sri Radha.
pushpani deva vavrishus tada nripa
vidyadharibhir nanrituh suranganah
sa-kinnarah krishna-su-mangalam jaguh
O king, then the demigods showered flowers, and the
demigoddesses danced with the Vidyadharis. The Gandharvas,
Vidyadharas, Caranas, and Kinnaras sang auspicious songs
glorifying Lord Krishna.
sankhanaka dundubhayah sa-talakah
nedur muhur deva-varair divi sthitair
jayety abhun mangala-sabdam uccakaih
Again and again the great demigods in heaven sounded many
mridangas, vinas, murus, yashtis, venus, sankhas, anakas, and
talakas. Calling out "Glory!" they made an auspicious
tatraiva vidhim harih svayam
yathepsitam tvam vada vipra dakshinam
tada harim praha vidhih prabho me
dehi tvad-anghryor nija-bhakti-dakshinam
When Lord Hari said to Brahma, "Please ask whatever
you wish as dakshina," Brahma replied to Lord Hari, "O
Lord, as dakshina please give me devotion for Your feet."
tathastu vakyam vadato vidhir hareh
sri-radhikayas ca pada-dvayam subham
natva karabhyam sirasa punah punar
jagama geham pranatah praharshitah
When Lord Hari said "So be it", Brahma again and
again placed His head at the beautiful and auspicious feet of
Lord Hari and Sri Radhika. Then, happy and humbly bowing down,
Brahma left for his own home.
tato nikunjeshu catur-vidhannam
divyam manojnam priyaya pradattam
jaghasa krishnah prahasan paratma
krishnena dattam kramukam ca radha
Then, in the forest groves the Supreme Personality of
Godhead, Lord Krishna, ate four kinds of delicious divine foods His
beloved offered, and Sri Radha chewed betelnuts Krishna offered.
tatah karenapi karam priyaya
harir grihitva pracacala kunje
jagama jalpan madhuram prapasyan
vrindavanam sri-yamunam latas ca
Taking His beloved's hand, Lord Hari walked in the forest
grove. Taking sweetly as He gazed at the beautiful Yamuna,
Vrindavana forest, and the many flowering vines, He walked.
niliyamanam prahasantam eva
vilokya sakhantaritam ca radha
jagraha pitambaram avrajanti
Krishna laughed and disappeared in a grove of beautiful
flowering vines. Seeing Him hiding behind a tree, Radha went up
to Him and grasped His yellow garment.
dudrava radha hari-hasta-padmaj
jhankaram anghryoh pratikurvati kau
punar vrajanti hari-hasta-matrat
Fleeing from Lord Hari's lotus hand, Her feet thumping
against the ground, She disappeared in a forest by the Yamuna,
but was pulled out again by Lord Hari's hand.
yatha tamalah kala-dhauta-vallya
ghane yatha cancalaya cakasti
nilo 'dri-rajo nikashasma-khanya
sri-radhayadyastu taya ramanya
As a tamala tree with a vine of golden flowers, as a dark
cloud with a lightning flash, and as a dark mountain with a mine
of nikasha stones, so Lord Hari was with beautiful Sri Radha.
sri-rasa-range jana-varjite pare
reme hari rasa-rasena radhaya
late caraty eva ratisvarah parah
In the beautiful secluded rasa-dance arena Lord Hari enjoyed
the nectar of the rasa dance with Sri Radha. Lord Hari, the
transcendental master of amorous pastimes, walked in Vrindavana
forest filled with flowering vines and the sounds of peacocks and
sri-radhaya krishna-harih paratma
mattalishu prasravanaih sarobhir
The Supreme Lord, Krishna-Hari, danced with Sri Radha in the
caves of Govardhana Hill, by the lakes and the swiftly moving
streams, rapids, and waterfalls, and among the splendid flowering
vines filled with intoxicated bumblebees.
cakara krishno yamunam sametya
varam viharam vrishabhanu-putrya
radha-karal laksha-dalam sa padmam
dhavan grihitva yamuna-jaleshu
When They came to the Yamuna, Krishna enjoyed a charming
pastime with King Vrishabhanu's daughter. Taking the hundred-
thousand-petal lotus from Radha's hand, He suddenly dove into the
radha hareh pita-patam ca vamsim
vetram grihitva sahasa hasanti
dehiti vamsim vadato hares ca
jagada radha kamalam nu dehi
Laughing Radha quickly took Lord Hari's flute, stick, and
yellow cloth. When Lord Hari said, "Give back My flute!"
She mocked Him and said, "You give back My lotus!"
tasyai dadau deva-varo 'tha padmam
radha dadau pita-patam ca vamsim
vetram ca tasmai haraye tayoh punar
babhuva lila yamuna-tateshu
Lord Hari, the master of the demigods, gave Her the lotus,
Radha gave Lord Hari His flute, stick, and yellow cloth, and They
continued to enjoy pastimes by the Yamuna's shone.
tatas ca bhandiravane priyayas
cakara sringaram alam manojnam
pushpaih su-ratnair vraja-gopa-ratnah
Then, in Bhandiravana forest, with many flowers, beautiful
jewels, and pictures drawn in red yavaka, black kajjala, and many
other colors, He who is the jewel of the Vraja-gopas beautifully
decorated His beloved.
hares ca sringaram alam prakartum
samudyata tatra yada hi radha
tadaiva krishnas tu babhuva balo
vihaya kaisora-vapuh svayam hi
As Radha was about to decorate Him, Lord Krishna suddenly
abandoned His teen-age form and again became an infant.
nandena dattam sisum eva yadrisam
bhumau luthantam prarudantam ayayau
harim vilokyasu rurodha radhika
tanoshi mayam nu katham hare mayi
He became an infant crawling on the ground and crying, just
as Nanda had given Him before. When She saw Lord Hari in this
way, Sri Radhika cried out, "O Lord Hari, why do You show
this illusion to Me?"
ittham rudantim sahasa vishannam
akasa-vag aha tadaiva radham
socam nu radhe iha ma kuru tvam
manorathas te bhaviya hi pascat
As despondent Radha wept, a voice from the sky said,
O Radha, don't lament. In time Your desire will be
srutvatha radha hi harim grihitva
gatasu gehe vraja-raja-patnyah
dattva ca balam kila nanda-patnya
uvaca dattah pathi te ca bhartra
Hearing this, Radha took Lord Hari and quickly went to the
home of Vraja's queen. Giving the child to Nanda's wife, She
said, "Your husband gave Him to Me on the path."
uvaca radham nripa-nanda-gehini
dhanyasi radhe vrishabhanu-kanyake
tvaya sisur me parirakshito bhayan
meghavrite vyomni bhayaturo vane
King Nanda's wife said to Radha, "O Radha, O
daughter of King Vrishabhanu, You are fortunate. When the sky was
covered with clouds and my child became frightened in the forest,
You protected Him."
sampujita slaghita-sad-guna sa
tada hy anujnapya yasomatim sa
sanaih sva-geham hi jagama radha
After She was greatly honored and Her transcendental virtues
praised, Sri Vrishabhanu's happy daughter, taking permission from
Mother Yasoda, slowly returned to Her own home.
ittham harer gupta-katha ca varnita
sruta ca yair va pathita ca pathita
tan papa-vrinda na kada sprisanti
Sins will never touch they who hear, read silently, or
recite aloud this auspicious and confidential narration of the
wedding of Sri Radha.
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