Description of Vrndavana

BY: SUN STAFF

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Mar 23, CANADA (SUN) —


Sri Gautamiya Tantra - Chapter Four
Translated by Sriman Kusakratha dasa

Text 1

atha Vrndavanam dhyayet
sarva-veda-namaskritam
sarvartu-kusumopetam
patatri-gana-naditam

One should now meditate upon Vrndavana-dhama, which is full of flowers during all seasons, and also full of the warbling sounds of many birds. All the Vedic scriptures offer their respectful obeisances to that Vrndavana.

Text 2

bhramad-bhramara-jhankara-
mukhari-krita-din-mukham
kalindi-jala-kallola-
sitalanila-sevitam

In that Vrndavana, all directions are full of the buzzing sounds of the wandering bumble-bees, and the entire area is pleasantly cooled by the breezes blowing over the waves of the Yamuna river.

Text 3

nana-puspa-lata-baddha-
vriksha-khandais ca manditam
samanodita-candrarka-
tejo-dipena dipitam

That Vrndavana is decorated with many trees covered by various flowering creepers. The entire area is as splendid and effulgent as if the sun and moon had both risen.

Text 4

kamalotpanna-kalhara-
dhuli-dhusaritambaram
sakha-mriga-gana-kirnam
nana-mriga-nisevitam

The sky is greyish, filled with the pollen of the lotus flowers and white water lilies, monkeys and many other animals reside there.

Text 5

dvatrimsad-vana-samvitam
vaikunthad ati-saukhyadam
purandara-mukhair devaih
sarvatah samadhishthitam

That Vrndavana contains 32 forests, and it grants more transcendental bliss even than Vaikuntha. Lord Indra and the other demigods are absorbed in meditation upon that Vrndavana.

Text 6

tan-madhye ratna-bhumim ca
suryayuta-sama-prabham
tatra kalpa-tarudyanam
niyatam ratna-varsanam

In the middle of Vrndavana there is a jewelled place as splendid as thousands of suns. There is a garden of desire trees which shower jewels (upon the ground).

Text 7

manikya-sikharollasi-
tan-madhye mani-mandapam
nana-ratna-ganais citram
sarva-tejo-virajitam

In the middle of a splendid mountain of rubies, there is a jewelled temple. That brilliantly effulgent temple appears very colorful and amazing, constructed of many different varieties of jewels.

Text 8

phala-bhag-ullasac-citra-
vitanair upasobhitam
ratna-torana-gopura-
manikya-vedikanvitam

That temple is surrounded by many colorful, amazing and splendid fruit trees. It's doors are decorated with jewelled arches, and is stands on a platform of rubies.

Text 9

divyaih samukuraih satsu
muktaphala-virajitam
koti-surya-samabhasam
nirmuktam sad-tarangakaih

Decorated with splendid mirrors and exquisite pearls, that place is as effulgent as millions of suns. It is free from the six distresses of material existence.

Text 10

bubhuksha va pipasa ca
pranasya manasas tatha
soka-mohau sarirasya
jara-mrityu-sad-urmayah

There are six waves of material distress. 1. Hunger and 2. thirst are the distresses of the life-air. 3. Lamentation and 4. illusion are the distresses of the mind. 5. Old-age and 6. death are the distresses of the body.

Text 11

catur-dvara-samayuktam
kapatashtaka-sobhitam
tatra kalpa-tarum dhyayet
suvishtam ratna-varsanam

That temple is constructed with four doors which have eight splendid panels. One should meditate upon the excellent desire-tree there which appears to shower many jewels.

Text 12

sevitam ritubhih sarvaih
madhu-sikara-varsinam
garunmata-lasat-patram
pravala-ratna-pallavam

That desire tree has leaves which are emeralds and blossoms which are various jewels. All the seasons beautify that tree and it appears to gently shower nectar.

Text 13

mukta-ratna-pravasitam
padmaraga-phalojjvalam
samsara-tapa-vicchedi-
kusala-cchayam adbhutam

That amazing tree is decorated with pearls and jewels, and rubies are it's splendid fruits. It's auspicious shade destroys the burning distresses of material existence.

Text 14

tan-mula cintayen mantri
ratna-simhasanam subham
tatra surya-samabhasam
pankajam cashta-patrakam

A person properly initiated in the chanting of Vaisnava-mantras should meditate on the splendid jewelled throne at the base of that tree. That throne is a brilliant as the sun, and it appears like an eight-petalled lotus flower.

Text 15

sarva-tattvamayan tatra
cintayej jagad-isvaram
samsara-sagarottirttyai
dharma-kamartha-siddhaye

To cross over the ocean of material existence, as well as to attain success in religiosity, sense-gratification and economic development, one should meditate upon the absolute truth, the master of all universes, (Who is seated upon that throne).

Text 16

pitambara-dharam krishnam
pundarika-nibhekshanam
rakta-netradharam rakta-
pani-pada-talam subham

That absolute truth is Lord Krishna, Who is dressed in yellow garments and Whose eyes are as beautiful as lotus flowers. He is very handsome and auspicious, and His eyes, lips, and the surfaces of His hands and the soles of His feet are wonderfully reddish.

Text 17

kaustubhodbhasitoraskam
nana-ratna-vibhusitam
uddama-viasan-mukta-
ratna-haropasobhitam

He wears an effulgent kaustubha jewel upon His chest, and He is decorated with various jewels. He appears very beautiful, decorated with a necklace of shining jewels and pearls.

Text 18

ratnair nana-vidhair yuktam
kati-sutranguliyakam
gorocana-kunkumena
lalata-tilakanvitam

His belt is decorated with many different jewels, and His finger are ornamented with many kinds of jewelled rings. His forehead is decorated with tilaka markings drawn with gorocana and kunkuma.

Text 19

nana-ratna-prabhodbhasi-
mukutam dipta-tejasam
hara-keyura-kataka-
kundalais ca susobhitam

He wears an effulgent crown fashioned from many jewels. He appears very splendid, decorated with armlets, necklaces, ear-rings and golden bracelets.

Text 20

alaka-sobhi-sad-vaktram
pitambara-yugavritam
bimbadhara-putodbhasi-
vamsyamrita-rasanvitam

His transcendental face is decorated with curling locks of hair, and He wears two yellow garments. His lips are reddish like bimba fruits and the splendid flute there produces the sweetest nectar.

Text 21

barhi-patra-kritapidam
vanya-puspair alankritam
kadamba-kusumonnaddha-
caru-mala-virajitam

He is decorated with a peacock feather and with forest-flowers. He appears very splendid, decorated with a beautiful garland of kadamba flowers.

Text 22

koti-kandarpa-lavanya-
vilasad-bandhurodaram
venum grihitva hastabhyam
mukhe samyojya vadinam

His splendid and charming waist possesses greater beauty than millions of cupids. Taking the flute in His hands, and placing it to His mouth, He plays (the most enchanting) music.

Text 23

gayantam divya-tanais ca
Vrndavana-gatam harim
svargad iva paribhrashtam
kanayaka-sata-manditam

Staying in Vrndavana, Lord Hari plays very beautiful melodies with sustained notes. Surrounded by a hundred youthful gopis, He appears like a demigod who has descended from the heavenly planets.

Text 24

go-govatsa-ganakirna-
vrisa-sandais ca manditam
gopa-kanya-sahasrais tu
padma-patrayatekshanaih

He is surrounded by cows, calves, bulls, oxen and thousands of gopis, whose large eyes are as beautiful as lotus-petals.

Text 25

arcitam deva-kusumais
trailokyaika-gurum param
tumburur naradas caiva
haha huhus tathaiva ca

That Lord Krishna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and the sole master of the three worlds. The demigods worship Him by offering flowers, and the Gandharvas Narada, Tumburu, Haha and Huhu also worship Him.

Text 26

kinnari-mithunam capi
srutva gitam tatha hareh
vinadi-sadhanam tyaktva
vismayavishta&cetasah

When the two Kinnaras heard Lord Hari's music, they became astonished, and threw away their vinas and other musical instruments.

Text 27

te stuvanti mahatmanam
gayanto viyati sthitah
siddha-gandharva-yakshas ca
apsarobhir vihangamaih

Staying in the sky, the Siddhas, Gandharvas, Yakshas and Apsaras all sang the glories of Lord Hari, the great Personality of Godhead.

Text 28

sthavaraih pannagais capi
siddhair vidyadharais tatha
sakhamrigair manusyais ca
vikshyamanaih suvismitaih

The astonished mountains and other inanimate living entities, snakes, Siddhas, Vidyadharas, monkeys and human being all appeared and offered prayers to Lord Hari.

Text 29

sarva-lakshana-sampannam
saundaryenabhisobhitam
mohanam sarva-gopinam
lokanaam patim avyayam

Lord Hari is endowed with all auspicious qualities and He is splendidly handsome. He enchants all the gopis and He is the eternal master of all living entities.

Text 30

haradena ca siddhena
visvamitrena dhimata
parasarena vyasena
bhrigunangirasena ca

Lord Hari was glorified by Narada, Visvamitra, Parasara, Vyasa, Bhrigu, and Angira, who are all highly intelligent perfected being.

Text 31-32

dakshena sanakadyais ca
siddhena kapilena ca
vastu-vagisa-harita-
yajnavalkyosanah-kratu-
markandeya-bharadvaja-
pulastya-pulahadibhih
vasishtadyair munindrais ca
stuyamanam surasuraih

King Daksha, the four Kumaras, headed by Sanaka, the perfected mystic Lord Kapila, Vastu, the eloquent Brihaspati, Harita, Yajnavalkya, Sukra, Kratu, Markandeya, Bharadvaja, Pulasta, Pulaha, Vasishta and his followers, all the sages, the kings, demigods and even the demons, glorify Lord Hari by offering prayers.

Text 33

brahmaloka-gataih siddhair
nana-loka-gatair api
anyair api sura-sreshthaih
stuyamanam smared vibhum

One should meditate on the omnipotent Supreme Personality of Godhead Lord Hari who is glorified by the perfected mystics residing on the Brahmaloka planet, by the mystics residing on various planets and by others who are counted as the best of the demigods.

Text 34

evam sancintayen mantri
cetasa krishnam avyayam
samsara-sagaram ghoram
api vatsapasayate

A properly initiated Vaisnava should meditate on the eternal Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Krishna, in this way. That Vaisnava finds the terrible ocean of material existence as insignificant as the scanty water in a calves footprint.


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