Sri Garga Samhita
BY: SUN STAFF
Mar 15, CANADA (SUN)
Canto Four, Volume Two
Advice to Kamsa
krishnam vande jagad-gurum
Sri Narada said: I offer my respectful obiesances to Sri
Krishna, who is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the master of
the universes, the crusher of Kamsa and Canura, the son of
Vasudeva, and the bliss of Devaki.
mathurayam kim caritram
kritavan bhagavan mune
katham jaghana kamsakhyam
etan me bruhi tattvatah
Sri Bahulasva said: O sage, what pastimes did the Supreme
Personality of Godhead enjoy in Mathura? How did He kill Kamsa?
Please tell me this in truth.
athaikadaham mathuram purim param
vilokitum cagatavan nripesvara
kartum param daitya-vadhodyamam hareh
parasya sakshan manasa pranoditah
Sri Narada said: O king of kings, one day, inspired by Lord
Krishna in my heart, I went to Mathura City both to see it and to
arrange for Lord Krishna's pastime of killing many demons.
simhasane ca prahrite purandarat
sthitam nripam kamsam uranga-duhsaham
pravocam evam srinu tat-prapujitah
After he had worshiped me, and as, fanned with beautiful
camaras, he sat on a white-parasol throne stolen from Indra, I
spoke to Kamsa, who was poisonous like a snake. Please hear what
yasodayah suta jata
ya tvad-dhastad divam gata
devakyam krishna utpanno
The girl who fled to heaven from your hand was actually the
daughter of Yasoda. Devaki actually had a son: Krishna, and Rohini
also had a son: Balarama.
sva-mitre nanda-raje ca
nyastau putrau bhavad-bhayat
tavari rama-krishnau dvau
O king of the demons, afraid of what you might do to them,
Vasudeva placed his sons, Krishna and Balarama, who are your
enemies, under the care of his friend Nanda Maharaja.
putanadya hy arishtanta
daitya ye tvad-balotkatah
yabhyam hata vanoddese
te mrityu tau smritau kila
In the forest these two boys killed the host of very
powerful demons, beginning with Putana and ending with Arishta,
that you sent there. Those two boys are like death personified.
evam ukto bhoja-patih
jagraha nisitam khadgam
saurim hantum sabha-tale
When he heard these words, Kamsa trembled with anger. He
grabbed a sharp sword to kill Vasudeva in the royal assembly.
maya nivaritah so 'pi
vistritair nigadair dridhaih
baddhva tam bharyaya sardham
karagare rurodha ha
When I forbade him to do that, with great chains he tightly
bound Vasudeva and his wife, and locked them in a prison cell.
ity uktva tam mayi gate
preshayam asa daitya-rat
I spoke to Kamsa and then I left. When I was gone Kamsa sent
the great demon Kesi to kill Krishna and Balarama.
maha-matram dvipasya ca
prahedam bhoja-rad bali
Calling together his many servants, headed by Canura and his
elephant-trainer, Kamsa spoke to them the following words.
he kuta he tosalaka
he canura maha-bala
rama-krishnau ca me mrityu
darsitau naradena tu
Kamsa said: O Kuta, O Tosala, O powerful Canura, Narada Muni
has reveled to me that Krishna and Balarama are destined to kill
bhavadbhir iha sampraptau
malla-bhumim ca samyuktam
When They come here you should kill Them in the wrestling
games. In this way you will bring auspiciousness to our wrestling
prasthapya tena hantavyau
O elephant-trainer, placed the enraged elephant Kuvalayapida
at the gateway and it will kill my two enemies.
caturdasyam tu kartavyo
malla-yuddham bhaved iha
O people, to ensure that there is peace in our land, on the
fourteenth day of the moon we will celebrate a Dhanur-yajna ritual. Then, on the new-moon day we will celebrate a
festival of wrestling matches.
ity uktva sva-janan kamso
'kruram ahuya sa-tvaram
rahasi praha rajendra
Sri Narada said: O king of kings, after speaking these words
to his people, Kamsa called for Akrura and in private gave the
following counsel, a counsel that pleased Akrura, the
wisest of counselors.
bho bho dana-pate mantrin
chrinu me paramam vacah
gaccha nanda-vrajam pratah
kuru karyam maha-mate
Kamsa said: O counselor, O best of the generous, please hear
my noble words. In the morning you should go to Nanda's Vraja. O
noble-hearted one, then you should execute the mission I give to
asate tatra me satru
My two enemies, the sons of Vasudeva, have gone there.
Devarshi Narada revealed that to me.
rathenanaya mam ciram
One pretext of bringing Them to see Mathura City bring,
accompanied by King Nanda and the gopas bearing gifts, the two of
Them to me at once.
dvipena va maha-mallair
ghatayishyami tau sisu
tat-pascan nanda-rajam ca
I will have the two boys killed, either by the elephant
Kuvalayapida, or by the great wrestlers, and then I will kill
Vasudeva's friend Nanda Maharaja.
pascac chaurim hanishyami
Then I will kill King Vrishabhanu, and then the nine Nandas
and Upanandas, and then Vasudeva, and then Vasudeva's friend
ugrasenam ca pitaram
tat-pascad yadavan sarvan
hanishyami na samsayah
Then I will kill my old father, who still yearns to rule his
kingdom, and then I will kill all the Yadavas. Of this there is
ete deva-ganah sarve
jata mantrin mahi-tale
sakunir me maha-mitro
O counselor, all the demigods are now born on the earth.
Still, Sakuni, the powerful king of Canravati, is my great
vrikah sambara eva ca
harismasrus tathaiva ca
Bhutasantapana, Hrishta, Vrika, Sambara, Kalanabha, Mahanabha,
and Harismasru are also my friends.
ete mitrani me santi
mad-artham pranada balat
svasuro 'pi jarasandho
dvivido me sakha smritah
They are all my friends. They would give up their lives for
my sake. Jarasandha is my father-in-law. Dvivida is also my
banasuras ca narako
mayy eva krita-sauhridah
ete sarvam mahim jitva
baddhva devan sa-vasavan
Banasura and Narakasura are also my friends. My friends will
counquer all the worlds. They will put Indra and the demigods in
trailokya-rajyam tu sada
karishyanti na samsayah
They will imprison the heavenly treasurer Kuvera in a cave
on Mount Meru. They will rule the three worlds. Of this there is
kavinam tvam kavir iva
giram gishpati-vad bhuvi
etat karyam ca kartavyam
tvaya dana-pate tvaram
You are the wisest of wise men. In this world you are
eloquent like Brihaspati. O generous one, please execute this
mission at once.
tvaya krito yadu-pate
goshpadam tad vinarnavah
Sri Akrura said: O king of the Yadavas, you have a great
ocean of desires. If destiny wishes, you will cross that ocean as
one crosses a the puddle in a cow's hoofprint. If destiny does
not wish, your desires will remain an impassable ocean.
visrijya daivam kurute balishtho
daivam samasritya hi nirbalas ca
kalatmanor nitya-gayo prabhavan
nirakulas tishthatu karma-yogi
Kamsa said: A strong man rejects destiny. He makes his own
destiny. Only the weak lean on destiny. Protected by the power of
his own work, a strong man is never troubled by eternal time and
the eternal Supersoul.
evam uktva mantri-varam
kincit prakupitah kamsah
sanair antah-puram yayau
Sri Narada said: After speaking these words to his
counselor, agitated Kamsa stood up, left the room, and slowly
walked to the inner rooms of the palace.