Sri Garga Samhita
BY: SUN STAFF
Jan 27, CANADA (SUN)
Canto Two, Chapter Two
The Meeting of Sri Radha-Krishna
srinvanto me mano mune
na triptim yati saradah
pankaje bhramaro yatha
O sage, as a bee never tires of autumn lotus flowers, so my mind does not tire as I hear the pastimes of Radha and Krishna.
yad babhuva tato brahmams
tan me bruhi tapo-dhana
O brahmana whose wealth is austerity, please tell me what
happened after Lord Krishna's wife Radha, who is the queen of the
rasa dance, served Tulasi.
radhikayas ca vijnaya
pritim parikshin chri-krishno
Sri Narada said: Understanding the austerity Radha had
undergone in Her service to Tulasi, and wishing to test Radha's
love, Sri Krishna went to King Vrishabhanu's palace.
dhritvasau vrishabhanos ca
mandiram sandadarsa ha
dvari dvari manoharam
gavam ganaih sa-vatsais ca
gopala yatra gayante
O king, transforming Himself into a wonderfully beautiful
gopi decorated with tinkling anklets, bells, rings, jewel
bracelets, armlets, pearl necklaces, and a splendid nose-pearl,
and with beautiful dark braids like a sword with the glory of
sunrise, Krishna gazed at King Vrishabhanu's beautiful palace, which
was surrounded by walls and a moat, which had four gates, each
guarded by regal elephants black as kajjala, which had many
colorful horses that could run as fast as the wind or the mind,
and which had many necklaces, camaras, splendid pavilions,
courtyards, cows, calves, saintly bulls, and cowherds that held
flute and sticks and sang very sweetly.
tato hy antah-puram yayau
Magically assuming the appearance of a young girl, Krishna
gazed at the glory of King Vrishabhanu's palace, and then entered
the women's quarters, . . .
. . . where there were many columns and doors splendid as ten
million suns, where there were jewel courtyards in which many
jewellike women glistened, . . .
. . . and where beautiful women, holding flowers and playing
vinas, karatalas, mridangas, and other instruments, sang of Sri
tasminn antah-pure divyam
bhrajac copavanam mahat
In those inner apartments of the palace there was a large
and splendid garden filled with many great pomegranate, kunda,
mandara, and nimbu trees, . . .
tatra radha-nikunjo 'sti
. . . and splendid with many ketaki, malati, and madhavi vines.
In that place was Sri Radha's garden, which was fragrant with
many kalpa-vriksha trees, . . .
patanti yatra bhramara
gandhaktah sitalo vayur
manda-gami vahaty alam
rajo vikshepayan muhuh
pums-kokilah kokilas ca
mayurah sarasah sukah
kujante madhuram nadam
. . . where many bees, mad after honey, flew, where a fragrant,
cool, gentle breeze blew, scattering the pollen of many thousand-
petal lotus flowers, where cuckoo couples, peacocks, cranes, and
parrots cooed sweetly in the groves, where there were thousands
of flower-couches and thousands of artifical streams, O king of
kings, . . .
Texts 18 and 19
yatra vai megha-mandire
vartante kotiso yatra
tan-madhye radhika rajni
. . . and where there were many millions of glittering and
expert gopi-friends, their faces very beautiful, their garments
wonderfully colorful, and their earrings rising suns in a temple
of clouds. In their midst Queen Radha wandered in the palace
courtyard, . . .
ksharadbhir bindubhir vrite
. . . which was anointed with kunkuma paste, splendid with fine
curtains, and filled up to Her ankles with sirisha petals anointed
with drops of malati honey.
sanaih sanaih pada-padmam
calayanti ca komalam
There slender delicate Radha, glorious like many millions of
moons, languidly moved Her delicate lotus feet.
samagatam tam mani-mandirajire
dadarsa radha vrishabhanu-nandini
jatas tvaram candramaseva tarakah
Then King Vrishabhanu's daughter Radha saw the disguised Krishna
enter the palace courtyard. His splendor elipsed the splendor of
all the other girls as the moon eclipses the stars.
vijnaya tad-gauravam uttamam mahad
utthaya dorbhyam parirabhya radhika
divyasane sthapya su-loka-ritya
jaladikam carhanam arabhac chubham
Understanding the greatness of this visitor, with both arms
Radha embraced the disguised Krishna, placed Him on a glorious
throne, and worshiped Him with arghya and other objects as if He
were a very important person.
svagatam te sakhi subhe
namadheyam vadasu me
Sri Radha said: Beautiful friend, welcome! Please tell Me
Your name. I am very fortunate that today You have come.
drisyate na hi bhu-tale
yatra tvam vartase su-bhru
pattanam dhanyam eva tat
On this earth I do not see anyone glorious like You. O girl
with the beautiful eyebrows, the city where You stay is very
vada devi sa-vistaram
hetum agamanasya ca
mama yogyam ca yat-karyam
vaktavyam tat tvaya khalu
O goddess, please elaborately explain why You have come.
Please tell what I may do to assist You.
katakshena su-diptya ca
vacasa su-smitena vai
gatya kritya sripativad
drisyate sampratam maya
I see that Your glistening splendor, Your sidelong glance,
Your words, Your pleasing smile, and Your graceful motions are
all like those of Lord Narayana, the husband of the goddess of
nityam subhe me milanartham avraja
na cet sva-sanketam alam vidhehi
yenaiva sango vidhina bhaved dhi
vidhir bhavatya sa sada vidheyah
O beautiful one, come here and meet with Me every day, or if
not that, then give a place where We may meet. Arrange that We
may always meet.
ayi tvad-atmati-param priyo me
yenaiva me devi hritam tu cetas
tvaya nanandeva vadhur dadhami tam
You are more dear to Me than My own self. Your form is like
that of Vraja's prince, who has captured My heart. I am happy as
if I were with Him.
evam radha-vacah srutva
uvaca bhagavan krishno
Sri Narada said: After hearing Radha's words, Lord Krishna,
who was magically transformed into a young girl, spoke to lotus-
gokule vasatir me 'sti
The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: O girl whose thighs
are graceful as banana trees, I live in Gokula, just north of
Nanda's palace in Nandanagara. My name is Gopadevata.
srutam me lalita-mukhat
tad drashtum cancalapangi
tvad-grihe 'ham samagata
From Lalita's mouth I heard of the sweetness of Your beauty
and virtues. O girl with the restless glance, now I have come to
Your home to see it.
drishtam srutam nava-navam tava kanja-netre
divyam purandara-pure 'pi na yat-samanam
O girl with the lotus eyes, You are a lotus flower with the
fragrance of lavanga flowers and the buzzing of bees in a grove
of gunja. Even in the city of Indra no one has ever seen
or heard of anyone like You.
evam tayor melanam tad
pritim parasparam kritva
vane tatra virejatuh
Sri Narada said: O king of Mithila, in that way They met. In
that garden They fell in love
hasantyau te ca gayantyau
pasyatyau vana-vrikshams ca
O king of Mithila, laughing, singing, playing with a toy
ball made of flowers, and glancing at each other, they walked
among the trees in that garden.
gira madhuraya rajan
With sweet words Gopadevata spoke to lotus-eyed, artistic
dure vai nanda-nagaram
sandhya jata vrajesvari
tvat-sakasam na samsayah
Sri Gopadevata said: O queen of Vraja, sunset has come.
Nandanagara is far away. At sunrise I will return to You. Of this
there is no doubt.
srutva vacas tasya tu tad vrajesvari
nikshipya sadyo nayanambu-santatim
rambheva bhumau patita marud-dhata
Sri Narada said: Hearing His words, Radha, the queen of
Vraja began to weep. The hairs of her body erect, She fell to the
ground like a banana tree struck by the wind.
sankagatas tatra sakhi-ganas tvaram
su-vijayantyau vyajanair vyavasthitah
jagada radham nripa gopadevata
O king, Her worried friends quickly came and fanned Her with
many fans. Then Gopadevata spoke to Radha, whose garments were
anointed with sandal paste and the nectar of flowers.
ma sokam kuru radhike
gos ca bhratur go-rasasya
sapatho me na ced idam
Sri Gopadevata said: At sunrise I will return. O Radha,
don't lament. If I don't go I will break the promise I made to
milk My brother's cow.
evam uktva hari radham
Sri Narada said: O king of kings, after comforting Radha
with these words, Lord Krishna, who was magically transformed into
a young woman, went to Nanda's Gokula.