Sri Garga Samhita
BY: SUN STAFF
Mar 19, CANADA (SUN)
Canto Five, Volume One
Mathurayam Sri Krishna-pravesah
Sri Krishna's Entrance Into Mathura
vari pitva ratham yayau
Sri Narada said: Accompanied by Balarama and Akrura, Krishna
went to Mathura's gardens by the Yamuna's shore, drank some
water, and returned to the chariot.
akruras tav anujnapya
snatum sri-yamunam gatah
vivesa vimale jale
Atter taking permission from Krishna and Balarama, Akrura went
to the Yamuna and entered the water to take his regular bath.
dadarsa rama-krishnau tau
In the deep and turbulent water Akrura saw Krishna and
vismitas tau rathe 'pasyat
punar vari sthitau nripa
dadarsa tatra sarpendram
O king, when he looked and saw Them both sitting on the
chariot, Akrura was very surprised. He looked again into the
water and saw Ananta Sesha coiled again and again, . . .
On Sesha's lap he saw Vrindavana forest, the Yamuna,
Govardhana Hill, and the transcendental realm of Goloka, which is
worshiped by all the worlds.
jyotisham mandalam prabhum
On Sesha's lap Akrura also saw Lord Krishna, the perfect
Supreme Personality of Godhead, glorious as countless millions of
suns, . . .
radhaya sahitam devam
tatrakruro dadarsa ha
. . . and more handsome than millions of Kamadevas, standing
with Radha in the rasa-dance circle.
jnatva krishnam param brahma
natva natva punah punah
stutim cakre 'ti-harshitah
Aware that Sri Krishna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead,
Akrura bowed down again and again and again. Filled with joy, he
folded his hands and spoke many prayers.
Sri Akrura said: Obeisances to Sri Krishnacandra, the perfect
Supreme Personality of Godhead! Obeisances to Sri Krishna, the
master of numberless universes, the master of Goloka!
vrajadhisaya te namah
Obeisances to You, the master of Radha and the king of
Vraja! Obeisances to You, the son of Nanda and Yasoda!
pahi mam purushottama
O son of Devaki and Vasudeva, O Govinda, O best of the
Yadavas, O master of the universes, O Supreme Personality of
Godhead, please protect me!
vani sada te guna-varnane syat
karnau kathayam mama dos ca karmani
manah sada tvac-caranaravindayor
May my words always describe Your transcendental qualities,
my ears always hear descriptions of You, my arms always work for
You, my mind always think of Your lotus feet, and my eyes always
see the splendid glory of Your transcendental form.
evam samstuvatas tasya
pasyato vismitasya ca
sa-loko bhagavan prabhuh
Sri Narada said: As astonished Akrura was speaking these
prayers, the Supreme Lord Krishna in His transcendental realm
natva tam ca tadakrurah
kritva naimittikam vidhim
jnatva krishnam param brahma
vismito ratham ayayau
Bowing down, finishing his regular duties, and now acutely
aware of Lord Krishna's divinity, astonished Akrura returned to the
Driving a chariot that rumbled like thunder and went as fast
as the wind, at the day's end Akrura took Krishna and Balarama to
the gardens outside Mathura.
vikshya nandam yaduttamah
akruram praha vihasan
When He saw Nanda there in Mathura's gardens, Lord Krishna
smiled and spoke to Akrura with words like thunder.
mathurayam hi gantavyam
bhavata sva-rathena vai
gopalaih sahitah pascad
The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: Humble Akrura,
please take your chariot inside Mathura City. Accompanied by the
gopas, I will enter the city later.
gaccha me mandiram prabho
Sri Akrura said: O master of the demigods, O master of the
universes, O Govinda, O Supreme Person, taking with You Your
elder brother and Your gopa friends, please agree to visit my
tvam vina na gamishyami
mandiram svam jagat-pate
Please purify my home with the pollen of Your lotus feet. O
master of the worlds, I will not return to my home unless I can
take You with me.
hatva vai yadavahitam
sa-balo bandhavaih sardham
karishyami tava priyam
The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: After I have killed
the king that harms the Yadavas, I will visit your home.
Accompanied by Balarama and My kindsmen, I will satisfy your
atha tatra sthite krishne
so 'kruro mathuram gatah
nivedya cedam kamsaya
tatah sva-bhavanam yayau
Sri Narada said: Leaving Lord Krishna there, Akrura entered
Mathura, informed King Kamsa of what had happened, and then
returned to his home.
govindam balakaih purim
drashtum abhyuditam vikshya
nando vakyam athabravit
Noticing that afternoon that Krishna, Balarama, and the boys
were eager to see Mathura City, Nanda spoke the following words.
arjavena purim vikshya-
gantavyam bhavata kila
na gokulam viddhi cainam
Look at the city and then quickly return. Know that this is
not Gokula. This is the fearful kingdom of Kamsa.
tathastu coktva bhagavan
gopalair balakaih sardham
sa-balo gatavan purim
Saying, "So be it", and accompanied by Balarama, the
boys, and some adult gopas sent by Nanda, Lord Krishna entered
Mathura City, . . .
devadhanim iva sthitam
. . . which was surrounded by high walls, and filled with
mansions of gold and jewels and great palaces that touched the
sky, which was like a great city in the celestial planets, . . .
alakam iva sobhadhyam
. . . which was filled with handsome men and beautiful women,
and decorated with jewel staircases leading down to the Yamuna's
turbulent waves splendid as black locks of hair.
prekshan chri-mathuram krishno
dhaninam mandirani ca
pasyan gopalakaih sardham
raja-margam vivesa ha
As they gazed at the palaces of the wealthy and the other
opulences of Mathura, Krishna and the gopas started to walk on the
srutvagatam tam vasudeva-nandanam
bahusruta vai mathura-puranganah
tyaktvatha karmani visrijya tah sisun
drashtum vyadhavann udadhim yathapagah
Hearing that Vasudeva's son had come, the learned women of
Mathura at once left their children and all their household
duties and ran to see Krishna as rivers run into the ocean.
kascit tu harmyat kila jala-desat
kudyat tu kascit patato gavakshat
tac catvarat tam dadrisuh purandhryah
Some from palaces, some from behind latticeworks, some from
the tops of walls, some from behind curtains, some from windows,
some from doorways, and some from courtyards, the women of
Mathura gazed at Lord Krishna.
ekam calat-kuntalam anane sve
kim agra-ganam tu manamsi hartum
pascat kritam mauli-tale dadhanam
kim prishtha-ganam haranam dvitiyam
pitambarardham balinam sphurat katav
ardham tad-amse jalade yatha tadit
padmam kare sve hridi vaijayantim
srajam dadhanam vasudeva-nandanam
vilokya sarva mumuhuh pura-striyo
rajann asankhyanda-patim parat param
O king, as they gazed at Lord Krishna, the master of
numberless universes, His face decorated in the front with moving
locks of hair and in the back with a glittering crown, wearing a
yellow cloth wrapped around His waist and over His shoulder,
splendid as a dark cloud with a lightning flash, a vaijayanti
galrand on His chest and a lotus in His hand, wearing swinging
shark-shaped earrings and golden armlets splendid as the rising
sun, and stealing their hearts as He walked before Him, all the
women of Mathura City fell hopelessly in love with Him.
aho vrindavanam ramyam
yatra sannihito hy ayam
dhanya gopa-ganah sarve
pasyanty enam manoharam
The women of Mathura City said: Ah, all the gopas in
beautiful Vrindavana are very fortunate again and again to see
such a handsome person.
dhanya gopa-ramanyas tas
tabhih kim sukritam kritam
pibanti ya rasa-range
The gopis are very fortunate. What pious deeds must they
have performed that in the rasa-dance they could again and again
drink the nectar of Krishna's lips?
rajakam yantam unmadam
praha tam madhusudanah
Sri Narada said: To please the gopas, Lord Krishna spoke the
following words to a washerman and cloth-dyer that was
frantically going on the king's road.
dehi no mitra vasamsi
datus te hi param sreyo
bhavishyati na samsayah
O noble hearted friend, give these beautiful graments to us.
If you give them, you will get a great gift in return. Of this
there is no doubt.
ghritenagnir yatha bhrisam
prahedam pathi madhavam
Inflamed by Lord Krishna's words as fire is inflamed by ghee,
the washerman, who was a great demon and servant of Kamsa, spoke
to Lord Krishna in the middle of the road.
idrisany eva vastrani
pitribhir vah pitamahaih
dharitani kim udvrittas
te tu kaupina-dharakah
The washerman said: O proud wearers of kaupinas, did Your
fathers or grandfathers ever wear clothes like these?
yatasu vanya nagarat
sarve vai jivitecchaya
yushman vastra-haran aham
O uncivilized people who live in the forest, if you value
your lives, then flee from this city! If you do not, then I will
have you put in jail for stealing my garments.
evam pravadatas tasya
jahara mastakam sadyah
Sri Narada said: As soon as these words were spoken, with
the edge of His hand Lord Krishna playfully beheaded the washerman.
Texts 41 and 42
linam jatam videha-rat
sadyas tad-anugah sarve
vasah-kosan visrijya vai
dudruvuh sarvato rajan
sarat-kale yatha ghanah
O king of Videha, then an effulgence left the washerman's
dead body and entered the dark cloud of Lord Krishna. At once the
washerman's assistants dropped the great treasury of opulent
gamrnets and fled in all directions as monsoon clouds flee with
the coming of autumn. Calmly standing there, Krishna and Balarama
took what they liked from the pile of garments.
jagrihur gopa-balas te
vasamsi rucirani ca
The gopa boys took what they wanted, and other boys walking
on the king's road, unaware of what had happened, also took from
the pile of beautiful clothes as Krishna and Balarama placidly
vikshya tau vayakah kascic
divyam vesham cakara ha
Then a weaver noticed Krishna and Balarama and at once dressed
Them in beautiful and colorful garments.
tathanyesham sisunam ca
yatha-yogyam vidhaya sah
rajan paramaya bhaktya
punah krishnam dadarsa ha
He also dressed the other gopa boys. Then with great
devotion he again gazed at Lord Krishna.
prasanno bhagavams tasmai
pradat sarupyam atmanah
balam sriyam tathaisvaryam
baladevo dadau punah
Pleased with Him, Lord Krishna gave the weaver a
transcendental form like His own. Then Lord Balarama gave him
transcendental strength, handsomeness, and opulence like His own.