Sri Garga Samhita
BY: SUN STAFF
Feb 13, CANADA (SUN)
The Opulences of Sri Giriraja
keshu keshu tad-angeshu
kim kim tirtham samasritam
vada deva maha-deva
Sri Bahulasva said: What holy places are situated on what limbs? O great master, O best of the wise, please tell.
yatra yasya prasiddhih syat
tad-angam paramam viduh
kramato nasty anga-cayo
O king of Mithila, the sages know only the most famous limbs of Govardhana Hill. They do not know them all, one by one.
yatha sarva-gatam brahma
sarvangani ca tasya vai
vibhuter bhavatah sasvat
tatha vakshyami manada
As Brahman is present everywhere, so the opulences of the Lord are always present on all the limbs of Govardhana Hill. O noble one, I will now describe them to you.
mukham govardhanasya ca
Below Sringara-mandala is Govardhana Hill's mouth, where the Lord and the people of Vraja made a hill of food.
netre vai manasi ganga
govinda-kundo hy adharas
Manasa-ganga is Govardhana Hill's eyes, Candra-sarovara its nose, Govinda-kunda its lips, Syama-kunda its chin, . . .
radha-kundam tasya jihva
gopala-kundah karnas ca
. . . Radha-kunda its tongue, Lalita-kunda its cheeks, Gopala-kunda its ears, Kusuma-sarovara its inner ear, . . .
mauli-jihva sila tasya
lalatam viddhi maithila
siras citra-sila tasya
griva vai vadani sila
O king of Mithila, please know that the stone marked with Lord Krishna's crown (mauli-sila) is Govardhana Hill's forehead, the stone decorated with pictures (citra-sila) is its head, and the musical stone (vadani sila) is its throat.
kandukam parsva-desam ca
aushnisham katir ucyate
laukikam codare smritam
Kanduka-tirtha is said to be its two sides, Aushisha-tirtha its waist, Drona-tirtha its back, and Laukika-tirtha its belly.
manas tasya mahatmanah
Kadamba-khanda is its chest, and Sringara-mandala is its life. Sri Krishna's footprint is the heart of noble-hearted Govardhana Hill.
hasta-cihnam tatha buddhir
pakshau tasya mahatmanah
Lord Krishna's handprint is its intelligence, and Airavata's footprint is its feet. Surabhi's hoofprints are the wings of noble-hearted Govardhana Hill.
puccha-kunde tatha puccham
vatsa-kunde balam smritam
rudra-kunde tatha krodham
Puccha-kunda is its tail, Vatsa-kunda its strength, Rudra-kunda its anger, and Sakra-sarovara its desire.
yama-tirthe hy ahankaram
The wise say that Kuvera-tirtha is Govardhana Hill's determination, Brahma-tirtha its cheerfulness, and Yama-tirtha its ego.
evam angani sarvatra
kathitani maya tubhyam
O king of Mithila, in this way I have described to you Govardhana Hill's limbs, which remove all sins.
yah srinoti narottamah
sa gacched dhama paramam
One who hears about the glories and opulences of Govardhana Hill becomes the best of persons and goes to Goloka, the supreme abode, which even the greatest yogis cannot attain.
samutthito 'sau hari-vakshaso girir
govardhano nama girindra-raja-rat
samagato hy atra pulastya-tejasa
yad-darsanaj janma punar na vidyate
By seeing Govardhana Hill, which was born from Lord Hari's chest, which is the king of the kings of the kings of mountains, and which was brought to the earth by Pulastya Muni's power, one becomes free from taking birth again in this world.