Sri Garga Samhita
BY: SUN STAFF
Feb 23, CANADA (SUN)
Canto Four, Volume Two
The Story of the Ayodhya Women
atha dutah sindhu-desan
mathuran punar agatah
caran vrindavane krishna-
tire krishnam dadarsa ha
Sri Narada said: The messenger traveled from Sindhu-desa to
the province of Mathura. Walking by the Yamuna's shore in
Vrindavana, he saw Krishna.
krishnam pranamya rahasi
vimaloktam uvaca sah
In a secluded place, after bowing down before Lord Krishna and
slowly circumambulating Him, the messenger repeated King Vimala's
svayam param brahma parah paresah
parair adrisyah paripurna-devah
yah punya-sanghaih satatam hi duras
tasmai namah saj-jana-gocaraya
The messenger said: I offer my respectful obeisances to You,
the perfect Supreme Personality of Godhead, who are seen only by
the saintly devotees, and who cannot be approcahed by performing
even a great host of ordinary pious deeds.
rakshartham adyaiva yadoh kule 'jah
jato 'si kamsadi-vadhaya yo 'sau
tasmai namo 'nanta-gunarnavaya
I offer my respectful obeisances unto You, who are an ocean
of transcendental virtues and who, to protect the cows,
brahmanas, demigods, Vedas, saintly devotees, and principles of
religion, and to kill the demons headed by Kamsa, have taken
birth in the Yadu dynasty, even though You are unborn.
aho param bhagyam alam vrajaukasam
dhanyam kulam nanda-varasya te pituh
dhanyo vrajo dhanyam aranyam etad
yatraiva sakshat prakatah paro harih
Supremely fortunate are the people of Vraja. Fortunate is
the family of Your father, King Nanda. Fortunate is the village
of Vraja. Fortunate is the forest of Vrindavana, where the Supreme
Personality of Godhead, Lord Hari, is now visible to our eyes.
tad eva man-netra-pathi prajatam
kim varnaye bhagyam atah svakiyam
He who is the life of the gopis and the gloriously handsome
jewel at Radha's neck has entered the pathway of my eyes. How can
I describe my own good fortune?
gupto vraje gopa-mishena casi
kasturikamoda iva prasiddhah
yasas ca te nirmalam asu sukli-
karoti sarvatra gatam tri-lokim
Even though You are now pretending to be an ordinary cowherd
boy, Your sacred fame, going everywhere, purifies the three
worlds, as the perfume musk fills the directions with a sweet
janasi sarvam jana-caittya-bhavam
kshetra-jna atma kriti-vrinda-sakshi
tathapi vakshye nripa-vakyam uktam
param rahasyam rahasi sva-dharmam
As the Supersoul You are the witness that looks into
everyone's heart. You know everything. Still, in this secluded
place I will repeat King Vimala's confidential message.
ya sindhu-deseshu puri prasiddha
sri-campaka nama subha yathaindri
tat-palako 'sau vimalo yathendras
In Sindhu-desa is a city named Sri Campaka, which is
glorious as Indra's city, Amaravati. Vimala, who is glorious as
Indra, is the king of that city. his thoughts are always placed
at Your lotus feet.
sada kritam yajna-satam tvad-artham
danam tapo brahmana-sevanam ca
tirtham japam yena su-sadhanena
tasmai param darsanam eva dehi
For Your sake again and again He performs hundreds of
yajnas, gives charity, performs austerities, serves the
brahmanas, visits holy places, and chants sacred mantras. Because
he is engaged in these spiritual activities, O Lord, please
appear before him.
purnam patim tvam mrigayantya arat
sada tvad-artham niyama-vrata-sthas
Their large eyes like lotus flowers, his daughters have been
long searching for You, their perfect husband. To be eligible to
serve Your lotus feet, they have purified their bodies with many
vows and austerities.
grihana tasam vraja-deva panin
dattva param darsanam adbhutam svam
gacchasu sindhun visadi-kuru tvam
vimrisya kartavyam idam tvaya hi
O Lord of Vraja, please give them your wonderful audience
and accept their hands in marriage. Pkease consider what should
be done, and then please quickly go and purify Sindhu-desa with
duta-vakyam ca tac chrutva
prasanno bhagavan harih
sa-dutas campakam purim
Sri Narada said: Pleased to hear the messenger's words,
Lord Krishna went with him to the city of Campaka, traveling there
in a single moment.
sa-dutah krishna akasat
As King Vimala was performing a great yajna filled
with the sounds of the Vedas, Lord Krishna and the messenger
suddenly descended from the sky.
Texts 15 and 16
tam drishtva sahasotthaya
romanci san kritanjalih
Seeing handsome, lotus-eyed Lord Krishna, dark as a monsoon
cloud, dressed in yellow garments, decorated with a forest
garland, and marked with Srivatsa, enter the place of the yaj 24, King Vimala suddenly stood up, his hands respectfully folded and the hairs of his body erect with joy. Then,
overwhelmed with love, he fell at the Lord's feet.
samsthapya pithake divye
stutva sampujya vidhi-vad
raja tat-sammukhe sthitah
After offering Him a seat on a throne of gold and jewels,
offering prayers, and properly worshiping Him, King Vimala stood
before the Lord.
sundarir vikshya madhavah
uvaca vimalam krishno
As He glanced at the beautiful girls gazing at Him from the
many windows, in a voice like thunder Lord Krishna spoke to King
maha-mate varam bruhi
yat te manasi vartate
jatam mad-darsanam tava
The Supreme Lord said: O noble-hearted one, please ask a
boon. Ask for whatever is in your heart. the words of Yaj
241)avalkya have brought Me before you.
mano me bhramari-bhutam
vasam kuryad deva-deva
nanyeccha me kadacana
Sri Vimala said: O Lord of lords, please make my heart a
bumblebee always staying at Your lotus feet. I shall never have
any desire but this.
ity uktva vimalo raja
sarvam kosa-dhanam mahat
Sri Narada said: After speaking these words, King Vimala
gave the Lord all the wealth in his treasury and all his
elephants, horses, and chariots. He surrendered to the Lord with
all his heart.
samarpya vidhina sarvah
kanyakah haraye nripa
namas cakara krishnaya
O king, after giving his daughters to Lord Krishna, the great
devotee Vimala bowed down to offer his respectful obeisances.
Then the people shouted, "Jaya! Jaya!" and the
demigods in the sky showered flowers.
dyotayan mandalam disam
Then King Vimala attained a spiritual form like Lord
Krishna's. Glorious as Kamadeva, and splendid as a hundred suns,
the king illuminated the circle of the directions.
sa-bharyah pasyatam nrinam
vaikuntham vimalo yayau
As the people looked on, King Vimala and his wives offered
respectful obeisances to Lord Krishna, climbed on the back of
Garuda, and went to the spiritual world of Vaikuntha.
dattva muktim nri-pataye
sri-krishno bhagavan svayam
tat-sutah sundarir nitva
After granting him liberation, Lord Krishna took the king's
beautiful daughters to the circle of Vraja.
tatra kamavane ramye
kridantyah kandukaih sarvas
tashthuh krishna-priyah subhah
There, in Kamavana forest, in a splendid palace, Lord
Krishna's beautiful wives stayed, passing the time by playing
yavatis ca priya mukhyas
tavad rupa-dharo harih
raraja rase vraja-rad
ranjayams tan-manah prabhuh
Expanding Himself into as many forms as there were wives,
and delighting their hearts, Lord Krishna was splendidly manifest
in the rasa dance.
cyutair vimala-kundo 'bhut
tirthanam tirtham uttamam
As they enjoyed the happiness of the rasa dance, King
Viumala's daughters perspired. Their perspiration became Vimala-
kunda, the best of holy places.
drishtva pitva ca tam snatva
chittva meru-samam papam
golokam yati manavah
O king of kings, by seeing, drinking, bathing in, or
worshiping that sacred lake, a person breaks a host of sins as
great as Mount Meru and goes to Goloka.
katham yah srinuyan narah
sa vrajed dhama paramam
A person who hears this story of the Ayodhya women goes to
the supreme abode of Goloka, which even the great yogis cannot