Sri Garga Samhita
BY: SUN STAFF
Mar 14, CANADA (SUN)
Canto Four, Volume Two
The Killing of Vyomasura and Aristasura
sa-balo bhagavan harih
Sri Narada said: One day on Govardhana Hill Krsna, Balarama,
and the boys played a game of thieves and police.
tatra vyomasuro daityo
balan mesayitan bahun
nitva nitvadri-daryam ca
viniksipya punah punah
The demon Vyomasura came there and, one by one, took away
the boys pretending to be lambs and imprisoned them in a mountain
cilaya pidadhe dvaram
satya-cauram ca tam jnatva
Then Vyoma, the son of Mayasura, blocked the cave's entrance
with a giant boulder. The Lord Krsna could understand that
Vyomasura was not pretending, but he had actually stolen the
grhitva patayam asa
Krsna grabbed him in both arms and threw him to the gorund.
tada mrtyum gato daityas
taj-jyotir nirgatam sphurat
daca-diksu bhramad rajan
cri-krsne linatam gatam
When the demon died an effulgence left his body and wandered
in the ten directions until it finally merged into Lord Krsna.
divi bhumau babhuva ha
puspani vavrsur devah
Sounds of "Victory! Victory!" filled the sky and the
earth. The happy demigods showered flowers.
ko 'yam purvam kucala-krd
vyomo namatha tad vada
yena krsne ghana-cyame
lino 'bhud damini yatha
Sri Bahulacva said: What pious deeds had Vyomasura done in
his previous birth that he was able to merge into Lord Krsna as a
lightning flash merges into a dark raincloud?
asit kacyam bhimaratho
yajna-krn mana-do dhanvi
Sri Narada said: He was a great king named Bhimaratha, who
lived in the city of Varanasi. He was charitable, a performer of
many yajnas, respectful, an expert archer, and a great
devotee of Lord Visnu.
rajye putram sannivecya
tapas tatra samarebhe
varsanam laksam eva hi
After some time he gave his kingdom to his son and went to
the Malaya Hills, where he performed austerities for a hundred
tasyacrame pulastyo 'sau
tam drstva notthito mani
rajarsir na nato 'bhavat
One day the great sage Pulastya Muni, accompanied by many
disciples, came to the king-sage's acrama. The king-sage, filled
with pride, neither stood up nor bowed down to greet his guest.
capam dadau pulastyo 'pi
daityo bhava maha-khala
tatas tam caranopante
Pulastya cursed him, "Wretch! Now become a demon!"
The king then fell at the sage's feet and surrendered to him.
dvaparante mathure ca
ipsita yogibhir muktir
bhavisyati na samcayah
Then Pulastya, the tiger among the sages, who is kind to the
suffering, said: At the end of Dvapara-yuga, in the district of
Mathura, in the circle of Vraja, the strength of the arms of Sri
Krsna, the king of the Yadu dynasty, will give you the liberation
desired by the yogis. Of this there is no doubt.
so 'yam bhimaratho raja
muktim prapa videha-rat
Sri Narada said: O king of Videha, then King Bhimaratha
became the son of the demon Mayasura, and the power of Lord
Krsna's arms gave him liberation.
daityo 'risto maha-balah
agato nadayan kham gam
tatac chrggair vidarayan
One day a demon bull named Arista, his bellowing filling the
earth and sky with sound and his horns tearing up great
mountains, charged the gopa boys.
gopyo gopa go-ganac ca
viksya tam dudruvur bhayat
bhagavan daitya-ha devo
ma bhaistety abhayam dadau
Seeing the demon-bull, the gopas, gopis, and cows all fled
in fear. Then Lord Krsna, the slayer of demons, reassured them,
saying, "Don't be afraid."
grhitva tam tu crggesu
nodayam asa madhavah
so pi tam nodayam asa
Grabbing its horns, Lord Krsna threw the demon sixteen
miles. Then the demon also threw Sri Krsna sixteen miles.
pucche grhitva tam krsno
bhu-prsthe pothayam asa
Grabbing its tail, and whirling it around and around, with
the power of His arms Lord Krsna threw the demon to the ground as
a child throws a kamandalu.
aristah punar utthaya
crggaic ca rohitam cailam
Its eyes red with anger, Arista stood up again. Then with its horns it uprooted a great mountain.
garjayan ghanavad virah
krsnah cailam saggrhitva
Roaring like thunder, the demon threw the mountain at Lord
Krsna. Krsna caught it and threw it back at the demon.
bhumau tatada crggagran
nirgatam tair jalam bhuvah
Hit by the mountain, the demon became a little agitated. It
struck the ground. With its horns it tore the earth and splashed
cri-krsnas tam ca crggesu
grhitva bhramayan muhuh
bhu-prsthe pothayam asa
vatah padmam ivoddhrtam
Grabbing its horns, and whirling it around and around, Sri
Krsna threw the demon to the ground as a great wind picks up and
throws a lotus flower.
praha gadgadaya gira
Leaving the form of a demon-bull, that soul assumed the form
of a brahmana. Bowing before Lord Krsna's lotus feet, he spoke
words choked with emotion.
brhaspatec ca cisyo 'ham
pathitum gatavan aham
The brahmana said: I am a brahmana. I am a student of
Brhaspati. My name is Varatantu. I approached Brhaspati to study
padau krtva sthito 'bhuvam
pacyatas tasya sammukhe
tada rusaha sa munir
vrsavat tvam sthitah purah
One day I sat with my feet facing him. Angry, the sage said,
"You sit as a bull sits.
tvam vrso bhava durmate
tasya capad vrso 'bhuvam
"You have offended your guru. Fool, now become a
bull!" O Krsna, by his curse I became a bull in East Bengal.
suratvam gatavan aham
tvat-prasadad vimukto 'ham
By associating with demons, I became a demon also. By Your
mercy I am now freed from that curse of being a demon.
cri-krsnaya namas tubhyam
vasudevaya te namah
govindaya namo namah
Obeisances to You, Sri Krsna! Obeisances to You, the son of
Vasudeva! Obeisances to You, Lord Govinda, who destroys the
sufferings of the surrendered devotees!
ity uktva cri-harim natva
saksac chisyo brhaspateh
dyotayan bhuvanam rajan
vimanena divam yayau
Sri Narada said: O king, after speaking these words, the
student of Brhaspati bowed before Lord Krsna. His effulgence
filling the worlds with light, he went by heavenly airplane to
the higher worlds.
idam maya te kathitam
khandam madhuryam adbhutam
Thus I have spoken to you the wonderful Madhura-khanda,
which removes all sins and gives one the association of Lord
kamadam pathatam cacvat
kim bhuyah crotum icchasi
This khanda fulfills the desires of they who read it. What more do you wish to hear?