Sri Garga Samhita
BY: SUN STAFF
Feb 27, CANADA (SUN)
Canto Four, Volume Two
Sri Rama-vaikuntha-svetadvipordhva-vaikunthajita-pada-sri-lokacala-vasini-sri-sakhinam upakhyanam
The Story of the Gopis That were Residents of Rama-vaikuntha, Svetadvipa, Urdhva-vaikuntha, Ajita-pada, and Sri Lokacala
anyasam caiva gopinam
varnanam srinu maithila
Sri Narada said: O king of Mithila, please hear the story of
the other gopis, a sacred story that removes all sins, and
increases one's love for Lord Krishna.
niti-vin margadah suklah
gopeshtas ca vraje rajan
jata shad vrishabhanavah
O king, the six Vrishabhanus: Nitivit, Margada, Sukla,
Patanga, Divyavahana, and Gopeshta, were born in Vraja.
Texts 3 and 4
tesham griheshu sanjata
sri-sakhyo 'pi samudra-jah
sri-sakhyo 'pi samudra-jah
In their homes, by a benediction granted by Lord Narayana,
were born the girls of Rama-Vaikuntha, Urdhva-Vaikuntha,
Lokacala, and Ajitapada, who had all been born from the ocean of
milk and who were all friends of the goddess of fortune.
cintayantyah sada srimad-
tabhir magha-vratam kritam
Always thinking of Lord Krishna's lotus feet, to gain His
favor they followed the vow of Magha-vrata.
vasantadau harih svayam
krishno vai tad-grihan gatah
On the fifth day of the bright fortnight of the month of
Magha (January-February), as springtime was about to begin, to
test their love for Him, Lord Krishna went to these gopis' homes
vadayan mohayan jagat
Dressed in a tigerskin, His hair matted, and His natural
opulences concealed, by playing the flute he enchanted all the
tasam vithishu sampraptim
vikshya gopyo 'pi sarvatah
ayayur darsanam kartum
Seeing Him on the path, the enchanted gopis were overcome
with love. To gaze at Him, they came close.
ativa sundaram drishtva
ucuh parasparam sarvah
As they gazed at this very handsome yogi, the blissful gopis
spoke among themselves.
ko 'yam sisur nanda-sutakritir va
kasyapi putro dhanino nripasya
jato virakto gata-kritya-karma
The gopis said: Who is this? Is this Nanda's son or the
song of a wealthy king? Is He renounced because His heart was
broken by a woman's harsh words or because He has performed many
aho katham jivati casya mata
pita ca bharya bhagini vinainam
He is very handsome. His features are graceful and delicate.
Like Kamadeva, He charms the hearts of the entire world. Ah! How
can He live without mother, father, sister, and wife?
evam tah sarvato yuthi-
bhutva sarva vrajanganah
papracchus tam yogi-varam
Filled with wonder and love, the assembled girls of Vraja
asked many questions.
kas tvam yogin nama kim te
kutra vasas tu te mune
ka vrittis tava ka siddhir
vada no vadatam vara
The gopis said: O yogi, who are You? What is Your name? O
sage, where do You live? What do You do? What mystic powers have
You attained? O best of eloquent speakers, please tell us.
yogesvaro 'ham me vasah
namna svayamprakaso 'ham
nirannah sva-balat sada
The perfect yogi said: I am a master of yoga. I always stay
at Mana-sarovara. My name is Svayamprakasa. I never eat. My own
mystic power keeps Me alive.
yamy aham te vrajanganah
bhutam bhavyam vartamanam
vedmy aham divya-darsanah
O girls of Vraja, I have attained the great treasure of the
paramahamsas. I have spiritual eyes. I can see the past, present, and future.
uccatanam maranam ca
mohanam stambhanam tatha
vasi-karanam eva ca
I know mantras that can ruin people, kill them, bewilder
them, paralyze them, or bring them under My control.
yadi janasi yogims tvam
kim vartate no manasi
vada tarhi maha-mate
The gopis said: O wise yogi, if You know the past, present,
and future, then please tell us one thing: What are we thinking
at this moment?
bhavatinam ca karnante
kathaniyam idam vacah
yusmad-ajnaya va vakshye
sarvesham srinvatam iha
The perfect yogi said: The answer to this question I will now whisper in each girl's ear, or, if you request, I will speak
it aloud so all may hear.
Texts 19 and 20
satyam yogesvaro 'si tvam
tri-kala-jno na samsayah
yadi so 'traiva cayati
cintito yo 'sti vai mune
tada manyamahe tvam vai
mantrinam pravaram param
The gopis said: O sage, if it is true that You are a master
of yoga, and if without doubt that You know the past, present,
and future, and if by merely chanting a mantra You can actually
bring others under Your control, then we think You must be the
best of all mantra-chanters.
durlabho durghato bhavo
yusmabhir gaditah striyah
tathapy aham karishyami
vakyam na calate satam
The perfect yogi said: Any impossible thing you ask, I can
do. The words of saintly persons do not prove false.
ma socam kuruta striyah
bhavishyati na sandeho
yushmakam karyam eva ca
O girls, don't lament. Close your eyes and you will attain
your wish. Of this there is no doubt.
gopishu bhagavan harih
Sri Narada said: As the gopis stood with closed eyes, the
Lord abandoned the form of a yogi and again became Krishna, the son
netrany unmilya dadrisuh
harshita moham agatah
Opening their eyes, they happily gazed at Krishna, the son of
Nanda. Delighted, filled with wonder, and now aware of His
transcendental powers, the gopis fainted unconscious.
punye vrindavane vane
tabhih sardham hari reme
suribhih sura-rad iva
As Indra enjoys with the girls of Suraloka, so Lord Krishna
enjoyed with these gopis in a great rasa-dance in sacred
Vrindavana forest during the month of Magha.