Sri Garga Samhita
BY: SUN STAFF
Feb 22, CANADA (SUN)
Canto Four, Volume Two
The Story of the Ayodhya Women
evam uktva gate sakshad
ativa harsham apanno
Sri Narada said: Then the great sage Yajnavalkya
left. Vimala, the king of Campaka, was very happy.
sri-ramasya varac ca yah
babhuvus tasya bharyasu
tah sarvah kanyakah subhah
Then the Ayodhya women blessed by Lord Ramacandra took birth
as the very beautiful daughters of Vimala and his wives.
vivaha-yogyas ta drishtva
dutam aha nripesvarah
Seeing that his daughters had come to a marriagable age, and
remembering Yajnavalkya's words, King Vimala spoke.
mathuram gaccha duta tvam
gatva sauri-griham subham
darsaniyas tvaya putro
Sri Vimala said: O messenger, go to Mathura, enter
Vasudeva's palace, and look for Vasudeva's handsome son.
yadi syat tarhi dasyami
tasmai sarvah su-kanyakah
He is dark as a monsoon cloud, has four arms, is marked with
Srivatsa, and wears a forest garland. If He is there, I will give
Him all my beautiful daughters.
iti vakyam tatah srutva
duto 'sau mathuram gatah
mathurams ca mahajanan
Sri Narada said: Hearing these words, and going to Mathura,
the messenger asked the great souls there if they had seen
tad-vakyam mathurah srutva
tam dutam rahasi prahuh
karnante manda-vag yatha
Hearing these words, the intelligent people of Mathura, who
were all afraid of Kamsa, took him to a secluded place and
whispered in his ear.
vasudevasya ye putrah
kamsena bahavo hatah
kanya sapi divam gata
The people of Mathura said: Vasudeva's many sons were all
killed by Kamsa. Only a daughter, who went to the heavenly
vasudevo 'sti catraiva
hy aputro dina-manasah
idam na kathaniyam hi
tvaya kamsa-bhayam pure
Now sonless, Vasudeva is unhappy at heart. Because of the
danger of Kamsa, you should not repeat these words in this city.
vakti cen mathura-pure
tam dandayati kamso 'sau
If in Mathura-puri someone speaks this story of Vasudeva's
sons, then Kamsa, the sworn enemy of Vasudeva's eighth son,
punishes him severely.
jana-vakyam tatah srutva
duto vai campaka-purim
gatvatha kathayam asa
rajne karanam adbhutam
Sri Narada said: After hearing the people's words, the
messenger returned to the city of Campaka and told the very
surprising story to the king.
mathurayam asti saurir
tat-putras tu pura jatah
kamsena nihatah srutam
The messenger said: Unhappy and childless, Vasudeva stays in
Mathura. I heard that all his sons were killed by Kamsa.
kham gata kamsa-hastatah
evam srutva yadu-puran
nirgato 'ham sanaih sanaih
One a daughter who, struck by Kamsa's hand, went to the
heavenly planets, remains. Hearing this, I slowly left the Yadus'
caran vrindavane ramye
drishtah kascic chishur maya
As I walked by the Yamuna's shore in beautiful Vrindavana
forest I saw a boy among some vines.
O king, He had all the features you described. He was
handsome, dark as a monsoon cloud, marked with Srivatsa, and
decorated with a forest garland. He was the midst of many cows
dvi-bhujo gopa-sunus ca
param tv etad vilakshanam
tvaya catur-bhujas cokto
There is one difference. He had two arms and Vasudeva's son
had four arms.
kim kartavyam vada nripa
muni-vakyam mrisha na hi
yatra yatra yatheccha te
tatra mam preshaya prabho
sage's words are untrue. O master, send me wherever you wish.
iti cintayatas tasya
vismitasya nripasya ca
jetum bhishmah samagatah
Sri Narada said: As the king was thinking about what to do,
Bhishma, on his way to conquer Sindhu-desa, came from Hastinapura.
tam pujya vimalo raja
dattva tasmai balim bahu
bhishmam dharma-bhritam varam
After worshiping him and giving him many gifts, King Vimala
asked a question of all-knowing Bhishma, the best of pious men.
mathurayam harih svayam
bhavishyati na samsayah
Sri Vimala said: Yajnavalkya Muni told me that Lord
Hari, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, will become the son of
Vasudeva and Devaki in Mathura. Of this there is no doubt.
na jato vasudevasya
sakase 'dya harih parah
rishi-vakyam mrisha na syat
kasmai dasyami kanyakah
Although the sage's words cannot be untrue, the Supreme
Personality of Godhead has not taken birth as Vasudeva's son. To
whom shall I give my daughters in marriage?
viro dhanvi vasuttamah
etad vada maha-buddhe
kim kartavyam mayatra vai
You are a great devotee. You know everything. Your senses
are carefully controlled. From childhood you have been a heroic
warrior. You are an expert archer and the best of the Vasus. O
very intelligent one, please say what I should do.
vimalam praha gangeyo
Sri Narada said: The great devotee philosopher Bhishma, who
had spiritual vision, understood the truth of religion, and was
fully aware of Lord Krishna's glories, spoke to King Vimala.
he rajan guptam akhyanam
Sri Bhishma said: O king, please hear this secret I heard
from Vyasa's mouth, a holy and delightful secret that removes all
daityanam hi vadhaya ca
To protect the devotees and kill the demons, the Supreme
Personality of Godhead has taken birth in Vasudeva's home.
nitva sauris ca tam tvaram
gatva ca gokule putram
nidhaya sayane nripa
O king, out of fear of Kamsa, Vasudeva took his son to
Gokula and placed Him in Yasoda's bed.
mayam nitva puram yayau
vavridhe gokule krishno
gupto jnato na kair nribhih
Then to Mathura City he took Nanda's and Yasoda's daughter,
who was the goddess Maya. As Krishna grew up on Gokula, no one
understood His real identity.
so 'dyaiva vrindakaranye
ekadasa samas tatra
gudho vasam karishyati
daityam kamsam ghatayitva
prakatah sa bhavishyati
Today the Supreme Personality of Godhead is living as a gopa
in Vrindavana. He will stay there, carefully concealed, for eleven
years and then He will kill the demon Kamsa and His true identity
will be revealed.
sri-ramasya varac ca yah
tah sarvas tava bharyasu
babhuvuh kanyakah subhah
Because they were blessed by Lord Ramacandra, many women of
Ayodhya, took birth as the beautiful daughters born from you and
deyah kanyas tvaya khalu
na vilambah kvacit karyo
dehah kala-vaso hy ayam
Marry your daughters to the carefully concealed Supreme
Personality of Godhead. Don't delay. This body is subject to the
ravages of time.
ity uktvatha gate bhishme
dutam svam preshayam asa
All-knowing Bhishma spoke these words and then left for
Hastinapura. Then King Vimala sent his messenger to Nanda's son,