Sri Garga Samhita
BY: SUN STAFF
Feb 26, CANADA (SUN)
Canto Four, Volume Two
The Story of the Pulinda Women
karishye varnanam hy atah
Sri Narada said: Now I will tell you the story of the
Pulinda women that become gopis, a wonderful and sacred story
that removes all sins and increases one's love for Lord Krishna.
pulinda udbhatah kecid
dinanam na kadacana
Living in the forests of the Vindhya Hills, many Pulinda
highwaymen stole the kings wealth, although they never stole from
kupitas teshu balavan
akshauhinibhyam tan sarvan
pulindan sa rurodha ha
Very angry, the powerful king of Vindhya-desa took two
akshauhini divisions of soldiers, and confronted all the Pulindas.
yuyudhas te 'pi khadgais ca
kuntaih sulaih parasvadhaih
saraih kati dinani ca
For how many days did they fight with swords, kunta and sula
spears, battle-axes, saktis, rishtis, and bhushundis?
patram te preshayam asuh
pralambo balavams tada
To the Yadu-king Kamsa the Pulindas sent a letter begging
for aid. Kamsa sent a powerful demon named Pralamba.
He was sixteen miles tall, dark as a cloud, decorated with
helmet and earrings, and garlanded with a serpent.
patayantam girin druman
With chains around his ankles, a club in his hand, a tongue
moving to and fro, and a horribly ugly form, he looked like death
personified. When he walked he flattened the hills and made the
Texts 8 and 9
kampayantam bhuvam vegat
drishtva pradarsito raja
tyaktva dudrava sahasa
simham vikshya gajo yatha
pralambas tan samaniya
mathuram ayayau punah
Staring at Pralamba, who was drunk with the idea of a fight,
and who made the earth shake, the king and his army fled the
battlefield as an elephant flees when it sees a lion. Then
Pralamba took the Pulindas to Mathura.
pulindas te 'pi kamsasya
vasam cakrur nripesvara
O king of kings, the Pulindas and their families all became
Kamsa's servants. They lived at Kamagiri.
tesham griheshu sanjatah
sri-ramasya varat parat
pulindyah kanyaka divya
rupinyah srir ivarcita
By Lord Ramacandra's blessing many Pulinda women took birth
as their splendidly beautiful daughters. They were glorious and
worshipable as the goddess of fortune herself.
dhyayantyas tam ahar-nisam
Simply by seeing Lord Krishna, they were overcome with
passionate love for Him. They embraced the dust that had touched
His feet. They thought of Him day and night.
tas capi rase sampraptah
During the rasa dance they attained the association of Lord
Krishna, the perfect Supreme Personality of Godhead, the ruler of
rajo devaih su-durlabham
aho bhagyam pulindinam
tasam praptam viseshatah
The great good fortune of these Pulinda girls is that they
attained the dust of Sri Krishna's lotus feet, dust that even the
great demigods cannot attain.
yah parameshthyam akhilam na mahendra-dhishnyam
no sarvabhaumam anisam na rasadhipatyam
no yoga-siddhim abhito na punar bhavam va
vanchaty alam parama-pada-rajah sa bhaktah
A person who does not desire the post of Brahma, the post of
Indra, a great royal kingdom, the kingdom of Patalaloka, mystic
powers, or even freedom from the world of birth and death, but
desires only the dust of the Supreme Personality of Godhead's
feet, is a true devotee of the Lord.
nishkincanah sva-krita-karma-phalair viraga
yat tat padam hari-jana munayo mahantah
bhakta jushanti hari-pada-rajah-prasaktah
anye vadanti na sukham kila nairapekshyam
Aloof from material possessions and free from past karma,
the sages and saintly devotees who love the dust of Lord Krishna's
feet say there is no real happiness in any other place.