Sri Garga Samhita
BY: SUN STAFF
Feb 09, CANADA (SUN)
The Coronation-Bathing of Sri Krishna
atha deva-ganaih sardham
sakras tatra samagatah
gatamano girau krishnam
rahasi prananama ha
Sri Narada said: Then, accompanied by the demigods, Indra went to a secluded place on Govardhana Hill and bowed down before Lord Krishna.
tvam deva-devah paramesvarah prabhuh
purnah puranah purushottamottamah
parat paras tvam prakriteh paro harir
mam pahi pahi dyu-pate jagat-pate
Sri Indra said: You are the master of the demigods, the supreme controller, the Lord who is perfect and complete, the oldest, the supreme person greater than the greatest and above the material energy, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Hari. O master of the spiritual sky, O master of the universes, please save me! Please save me!
dasavataro bhagavams tvam eva
rirakshaya dharma-gavam srutes ca
adyaiva jatah paripurna-devah
You are the original Supreme Personality of Godhead, perfect and complete, who descends as the ten avataras. Desiring to protect the Vedic scriptures and the cows of piety, and desiring also to kill the demons headed by Kamsa, You have taken birth in this world.
madoddhatam helana-bhajanam mam
piteva putram dyu-pate kshamasva
prasida devesa jagan-nivasa
O master of the spiritual sky, as a father forgives his son, please forgive me, a proud fool bewildered by Your illusory potency, a fool who has become a great reservoir of offenses to You. O master of the demigods, O home where the universes dwell, please be kind to me.
om namo govardhanoddharanaya govindaya gokula-nivasaya gopalaya gopala-pataye gopi-jana-bhartre giri-gajoddhartre karuna-nidhaye jagad-vidhaye jagan-mangalaya jagan-nivasaya jagan-mohanaya koti-manmatha-manmathaya vrishabhanu-suta-varaya sri-nanda-raja-kula-pradipaya sri-krishnaya paripurnatamaya te 'sankhya-brahmanda-pataye goloka-dhama-dhishanadhipataye svayam-bhagavate sa-balaya namas te namas te.
Om. Obeisances! Obeisances to You! Obeisances to You, the lifter of Govardhana Hill, the pleasure of the cows, land, and senses, the Lord who resides in Gokula as the protector of the cows, the master of the gopas, the husband of the gopis, the lifter of the elephant among mountains, an ocean of mercy, the creator of the universes, the auspiciousness of the universes, the home where the universes dwell, the enchanter of the universes, the enchanter of many millions of Kamadevas, the lover of King Vrishabhanu's daughter, a lamp shining in King Nanda's family, all-attractive Sri Krishna, the perfect and complete original Supreme Personality of Godhead, the master of countless universes, the master of the transcendental abode of Goloka, the companion of Balarama!
iti sakra-kritam stotram
pratar utthaya yah pathet
sarva siddhir bhavet tasya
sankatan na bhayam bhavet
Sri Narada said: A person who, rising in the morning, recites these prayers of Indra attains all perfections. Dangers will not make him fear.
iti stutva harim devam
sarvair deva-ganaih saha
After offering these prayers, Indra folded his hands and, accompanied by all the demigods, bowed down before Lord Krishna.
atha govardhane ramye
surabhir gauh samudra-ja
snapayam asa gopesam
Then, on beautiful Govardhana Hill, the surabhi cow born from the milk-ocean bathed the gopa-king Krishna with great streams of milk.
sunda-dandais caturbhis ca
sri-krishnam snapayam asa
matta airavato gajah
Its four trunks filled with celestial Ganga water, the intoxicated elephant Airavata bathed Lord Krishna.
rishibhih srutibhih sarvair
tushtuvus te harim rajan
Then the joyful devas, kinnaras, gandharvas, rishis, and personified Vedas offered prayers to Lord Krishna and showered HIm with flowers.
dravi-bhuto 'vahad rajan
When the coronation bathing of Sri Krishna was completed noble Govardhana Hill became to melt with joy.
prasanno bhagavams tasmin
tad-dhastam cihnam adyapi
drisayte tad-girau nripa
Pleased, the Lord left the mark of His lotus hand on the melting hill. O king, even today that handprint can be seen on Govardhana Hill.
tat tirtham ca param bhutam
tad eva pada-cihnam syat
tat tirtham viddhi maithila
O king of Mithila, know that the footprints Krishna left there are a great holy place that destroys the people's sins.
etavat tasya tatraiva
pada-cihnam babhuva ha
babhuvus tatra maithila
O king of Mithila, next to Lord Krishna footprints were the surabhi cow's hoofprints.
tatra vai manasi ganga
O king of Mithila, the celestial Ganga water that bathed Lord Krishna on Govardhana Hill became the Manasa-ganga lake, which destroys all sins.
jato govinda-kundo 'drau
O king, the streams of the surabhi cow's milk that bathed Lord Krishna on Govardhana Hill became the Govinda-kunda lake, which destroys the greatest sins.
kadacit tasmin dugdhasya
tatra snatva narah sakshad
Sometimes the water in that lake tastes like delicious milk. One who bathes there attains Lord Krishna's feet.
pradakshini-kritya harim pranamya vai
dattva balims tatra purandaradayah
jaya-dhvanim kritya su-pushpa-varshino
yayuh surah saukhya-yutas trivishtapam
Circumambulating Lord Krishna, bowing down, making many offerings, calling out, "All glories!" and showering Him with flowers, the happy demigods returned to their celestial abode.
krishnabhishekasya katham srinoti yo
prapnoti rajendra sa eva bhuyasah
param padam yati parasya vedhasah
A person who hears this narration of Sri Krishna's ceremonial bathing attains a result much greater than the result of ten asvamedha-yajnas. He attains the supreme creator's transcendental abode.