Sri Garga Samhita
BY: SUN STAFF
Mar 12, CANADA (SUN)
Canto Four, Volume Two
Nanda and the Gopas See the Realm of Vaikuntha
ekada nanda-rajo 'sau
dvadacyam yamunam snatum
gopalair jalam avicat
Once, after following the vow of ekadaci, on dvadaci King
Nanda and the gopas entered the Yamuna to to bathe.
tam grhitva paci-bhrtyah
pacilokam jagama ha
tada kolahale jate
O king of Mithila, at that moment the servants of Varuna
grabbed King Nanda and, amind the gopas' loud protests, dragged
him away to Varunaloka.
acvasya sarvan bhagavan
gatavan varunim purim
puri-durgam harih svayam
After reassuring everyone, Lord Krsna traveled to Varuna's city. There He quickly burned to ashes the city's outer walls.
drstva prakupitam harim
natva krtanjalih paci
Seeing angry Krsna blazing with the splendor of millions of
suns, and realizing that he was now defeated, Varuna bowed before
the Lord with folded hands and then respectfully circumambulated
Sri Varuna said: Obeisances to Sri Krsnacandra, the perfect
Supreme Personality of Godhead! Obeisances to the Lord of Goloka,
the maintainer of numberless universes!
namas te sarva-tejase
namas te sarva-bhavaya
parasmai brahmane namah
Obeisances to You, the splendid Lord who expands as the four vyuha incarnations! Obeisances to You, the glorious Supreme Lord,
the original cause of all causes!
kenapi mudhena mamanugena
krtam param helanam atra eva
tat ksamyatam bhoh caranam gatam mam
pareca bhuman paripahi pahi
A foolish servant of mine greatly offended You. O Lord
please forgive us. O Supreme Lord, I take shelter of You. Please
protect me! Please protect me!
iti prasanno bhagavan
nandam nitva su-jivitam
saukhyam prakacayan bandhun
Sri Narada said: Pleased, and clearly showing His happiness,
Lord Krsna took Nanda back to the circle of Vraja.
prabhavam cri-hares tu tam
When from Nanda's mouth they heard of Lord Krsna's great power, the gopas and gopis approached Sri Krsna, the son of
Nanda, snd said to Him:
yadi tvam bhagavan saksal
darcayacu param lokam
vaikuntham tarhi nah prabho
O Lord, if You are in truth the Supreme Personality of
Godhead worshiped by all the demigods, then please show us Your
supreme abode, the world of Vaikuntha.
nitva sarvams tatah krsna
darcayam asa rupam svam
Then Lord Krsna took them all to the realm of Vaikuntha,
where He showed them a form surrounded by a great circle of
light, . . .
. . . a form that had thousands of arms, that was splendid with
a crown, golden bracelets, forest garland, cocnh, disc, club, and
lotus, . . .
. . . that was splendid as numberless millions of suns, that
reclined on Lord Sesa, that was served by Brahma and the
demigods, fanning it with camaras, . . .
tadaiva tan gopa-ganan
parsadas te gada-dharah
rjum krtva natim krtva
dure sthapya prayatnatah
From a distance the associates of the Lord of Vaikuntha, who
were all carrying great clubs, respectfully offered dandavat
obeisances to the gopas.
cakitan iva tan viksya
procus te parsada gira
re re tusnim prabhavata
ma vaktavyam vanecarah
Seeing that the gopas felt intimidated, the associates of
the Lord of Vaikuntha said, "O people of the forest,
please be silent. Please do not speak."
bhasanam ma prakuruta
na drsta kim sabha hareh
veda vadanti catraiva
saksad deve sthite prabhau
"Please don't speak. Don't you already have the
Lord's company? The Supreme Personality of Godhead, whom the
Vedas glorify, stands in your midst."
iti ciksam gata gopa
harsita maunam asthitah
manasy ucur ayam krsna
Hearing these words of instruction, the gopas were happy and
silent. In their hearts they said to themselves, "Our
Krsna is seated on a great throne!"
asman durad adhah krtva-
smabhir vakti na karhicit
tasmad vrajad varam nasti
ko 'pi loko na saukhya-dah
"He is up above, and we are way below. He does not
speak to us a single word. From this we can understand that no
place is better than Vraja. No place is happier than Vraja."
varta syad dhi parasparam
iti pravadatas tan vai
nitva cri-bhagavan harih
vrajam agatavan rajan
O king, then they said among themselves, "The
Supreme Personality of Godhead and His brother have come to