Sri Garga Samhita
BY: SUN STAFF
Feb 14, CANADA (SUN)
The Birth of Sri Giriraja
aho govardhanah sakshad
tat-samanam na tirtham hi
vidyate bhu-tale divi
Sri Bahulasva said: Govardhana Hill is dear to Lord Hari. It is the king of mountains. No holy place in the earthly or heavenly planets is equal to it.
kada babhuva sri-krishna-
vakshaso 'yam girisvarah
etad vada maha-buddhe
tvam sakshad dhari-manasah
When was Govardhana Hill born from Lord Krishna's chest? O wise and intelligent one, please tell me that. You know what is in Lord Krishna's heart.
srinu rajan maha-mate
Sri Narada said: O noble-hearted king, please hear the story of Goloka's birth, a story that brings to human beings the four goals of life, a story filled with transcendental pastimes.
anadir atma purusho
nirgunah prakriteh parah
chri-krishno bhagavan prabhuh
Sri Krishna is the Supreme Lord. He is a person. He has no beginning. He is perfect and complete. He is the master of all opulences. He is beyond the modes of nature. He is above the realm of matter.
yatra kalah kalayatam
Time has no existence in the transcendental abode where the self-effulgent Supreme Personality of Godhead enjoys pastimes eternally.
rajan na prabhaven maya
na mahams ca gunah kutah
na visanti kvacid rajan
manas citto matir hy aham
O king, illusion has no power in that realm. Neither do the mahat-tattva, nor the material modes of nature have any power there. How can they? O king, the material heart, mind, intelligence and false-ego cannot enter there.
sva-dhamni brahma sakaram
prathamam cabhavac chesho
In His own abode the Supreme Personality of Godhead, whose form is spiritual, desired to expand, and so He manifested the form of Lord Sesha, who has gigantic white coils.
yam prapya bhakti-samyuktah
punar avartate na hi
The Lord's realm, Goloka, is worshiped by all the worlds. A devotee who goes there never returns to the world of birth and death.
The Ganga, which travels through the three material worlds, was born from the lotus feet of Lord Krishna, who is the master of countless material universes and the ruler of the spiritual realm of Goloka.
punar vamamsatas tasya
krishnabhut saritam vara
O king, the Yamuna, the best of rivers, who wore a turban and many flower ornaments, was manifested from Lord Krishna's left shoulder.
gulphabhyam sri-hareh prabhoh
The splendid rasa-dance circle, made of gold and jewels, and decorated with many ornaments, was manifested from Lord Krishna's ankles.
Texts 12 and 13
mayuraih shatpadair vyaptah
jato nikunjo janghabhyam
Filled with assembly-houses, courtyards, pathways, pavilions, peacocks, bees, and cooing cuckoos, flooded with the sweetness of spring, and decorated with many lakes, a forest grove was manifested from Lord Krishna's legs.
vrindavanam ca janubhyam
O king, Vrindavana, the best of all forests, was manifested from Lord Krishna's knees, and Lila-sarovara lake was manifested from His thighs.
udare roma-rajis ca
madhavyo vistrita latah
A golden place splendid with gold and jewels was manifested from His hips. Many flowering madhavi vines were manifested from the line of hairs on His abdomen.
natah sat-kulaja iva
These vines were filled with many different birds and decorated with buzzing bees. Burdened with many flowers and fruits, they bowed down as if they were many saintly girls.
tani rejur itas tatah
From the Lord's lotus navel many thousands of lotus flowers were manifested. They shone very splendidly in the many lakes of Lord Krishna's transcendental abode.
jatru-desac chubha jata
From the three folds of skin at the Lord's waist was manifested a gentle and cooling breeze. From His collar were manifested the cities of Mathura and Dvaraka.
bhujabhyam sri-harer jata
nandas ca mani-bandhabhyam
From Lord Krishna's arms were manifested His eight friends headed by Sridama. From the Lord's wrists Nanda was manifested, and from the Lord's hands Upananda was manifested.
sarve vai vrishabhanavah
sarve gopa-gana nripa
O king, from Sri Krishna's shoulder-blades all the Vrishabhanus were manifested. From the hairs of Sri Krishna's body all the gopas were manifested.
O king of Mithila, from Sri Krishna's mind were manifested the cows and bulls, the upholders of religion. From Sri Krishna's intelligence were manifested the grass, plants, and shrubs.
gauram tejah sphurat-prabham
lila srir bhus ca viraja
tasmaj jata hareh priyah
From the Lord's left shoulder was manifested a golden splendor that was His beloveds: Lila, Sri, Bhu, and Viraja.
lilavati priya tasya
tam radham tu viduh pare
sri-radhaya bhujabhyam tu
visakha lalita sakhi
One of His beloveds is Lilavati. The wise know His dearest beloved is Radha. From Radha's arms are manifested Her friends Lalita and Visakha.
sahacaryas tatha gopyo
O king, Her gopi-assistants were manifested from the hairs of Radha's body. In this way Lord Krishna manifested the world of Goloka.
vidhaya sarvam nija-lokam ittham
sri-radhaya tatra raraja rajan
parah paresah paripurna-devah
After thus manifesting His own abode, Lord Krishna, the perfect and complete Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is the master of countless universes, shone with great glory in Sri Radha's company there.
jagada radha-patim urjaya gira
kritva kataksham rasa-dana-kausalam
One day, in the beautiful rasa-dance circle, which was filled with the tinkling of anklets and with courtyards splendid with pearls and parasols, awnings of flowering malati vines fragrant with nectar honey, sounds of flute and mridanga, and beautiful singing from beautiful throats, and which was beautiful with many beautiful girls, Radha cast a sidelong glance at Lord Krishna, who is more charming that many millions of Kamadevas, and who generously gives the sweetest nectar. She spoke to Him the following words.
yadi rase prasanno 'si
mama premna jagat-pate
tadaham prarthanam tvam tu
karomi manasi sthitam
Sri Radha said: O Lord of the worlds, if You are pleased with My love in this rasa-dance, then there is a desire in My heart I would like to place before You.
iccham varaya vamoru
ya te manasi vartate
na deyam yadi yad vastu
premna dasyami tat priye
The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: O girl with the beautiful thighs, You may ask for whatever Your heart desires. O beloved, if I have not already given it, I will lovingly give whatever You wish.
krishna-tate rasa-rasaya yogyam
rahah-sthalam tvam kurutan manojnam
manoratho 'yam mama deva-deva
Sri Radha said: In splendid Vrindavana forest, in a beautiful and secluded place by the Yamuna's shore, please make an arena for a nectar rasa-dance. O Lord of lords, this is My desire.
tathastu coktva bhagavan
hridayam sandadarsa ha
Sri Narada said: Saying, "So be it", the Lord meditated. With His lotus eyes he looked inside His heart.
nirgatam sa-jalam tejo
As the gopis watched, Krishna's love, in a form of fire and water, came from His heart as a sprout comes up from the ground.
patitam rasa-bhumau tad
Falling onto the ground of the rasa-dance circle, that love grew into a great mountain filled with many caves and swiftly-moving streams, . . .
. . . beautiful with kadamba, bakula, and asoka trees and a great network of flowering vines, opulent with mandara and kunda flowers, and filled with graceful birds.
lambitam seshavat punah
O king of Videha, in a single moment that mountain became eight hundred thousand miles wide and eight billion miles long. It was like another Ananta Sesha.
urdhvam samunnatam jatam
karindra-vat sthitam sasvat
It was four billion miles tall. It is four billion miles tall eternally. It was like a gigantic elephant.
sringanam satakaih sphurat
prasadam iva maithila
It had a hundred eighty-million-mile-tall peaks. O king of Mithila, it was like a great palace with many golden domes.
govardhanakhyam tac cahuh
evam-bhutam tu tad api
Some called this mountain Govardhana and others called it Satasringa (a hundred peaks). The mountain expanded as much as its heart wished.
kolahale tada jate
vikshyotthaya harih sakshad
dhastenasu tatada tam
As the mountain expanded, Goloka became filled with fear and there was a great uproar. Lord Krishna at once stood up and slapped the mountain with His hand
kim vardhase bho pracchinnam
lokam acchadya tishthasi
kim va na caite vasitum
tac-chantim akarod dharih
He said, "Why do You expand so much? You have covered the entire realm! Why do you not stop at once?" In this way Krishna stopped the mountain from growing any further.
samvikshya tam giri-varam
tasmin rahah-sthale rajan
raraja harina saha
Gazing at this best of mountains, Lord Krishna's beloved Radha was very pleased. O king, She enjoyed pastimes with Krishna in a secluded place on that mountain.
so 'yam giri-varah sakshac
In this way Govardhana Hill, which is the best of mountains, which is dear to the Lord, which is dark as a monsoon cloud, and which contains within itself all holy places, was manifested by Lord Krishna.
govardhano janma lebhe
patnyam dronacalasya ca
In Salmali-dvipa, to the west of Bharata-varsha, Govardhana Hill was born from the wife of Mount Drona.
maya tubhyam puroditam
Pulastya Muni brought Govardhana to Bharata-varsha. O king of Videha, I have already described this to you.
yatha pura vardhitum utsuko 'yam
tathapidhanam bhavita bhuvo va
vicintya sapam munina pareso
dronatmajayeti dadau kshayartham
Because Govardhana Hill had been so eager to expand unlimitedly, Lord Krishna arranged that the sage Pulastya curse it to decrease day by day.