Sri Sanatkumara-samhita, Part 2

BY: SUN STAFF

Narada Muni and the Four Kumaras


Jun 17, CANADA (SUN) — From the Skanda Purana, translated by Sriman Kusakratha dasa.


Pastimes in the End of Night


196
nisanta-seva

madhye vrindavane ramye
pancasat kunja-mandite
kalpa-vriksha-nikunje tu
divya-ratna-maye grihe

In the middle of beautiful Vrindavana forest, which is decorated with fifty groves, in a grove of kalpa-vriksha trees, in a glittering jewel palace, . . .

197
nidrito tishthatas talpe
nividalingatau mithah
mad-ajna-karibhih pascat
pakshibhir bodhitav api

. . . on a graceful bed, the sleeping, tightly embracing divine couple were awakened by birds following my command.

198
gadhalingana-nirbhedam
aptau tad-bhanga-katarau
na manas kurutas talpat
samutthatum manag api

Their firm embrace broken, the divine couple became unhappy at the thought of Their impending separation. They had no wish to rise even slightly from Their bed.

199
tatas ca sarika-sanghaih
sukadyair api tau muda
bodhitau vividhair vakyaih
sva-talpad udatishthatam

Awakened by the cheerful words of many parrots and other birds, Sri Sri Radha-Krishna rose from Their bed.

200
upavishtau tato drishtva
sakhyas talpe mudanvitau
pravisya cakrire sevam
tat-kalasyocitam tayoh

Seeing that the divine couple had happily risen from bed, the gopis entered and served Them in ways appropriate to that time.

201
punas ca sarika-vakyair
utthaya tau sva-talpatah
gacchatah sva-sva-bhavanam
bhity-utkanthakulau mithah

When the female parrots spoke, the divine couple rose from Their bed. Very anxious, They returned to Their homes.


Pastimes in the Early Morning

202
pratah-seva

pratas ca bodhito matra
talpad utthaya sa-tvaram
kritva krishno danta-kashtham
baladeva-samanvitam

Wakened by His mother in the early morning, Lord Krishna rose from bed. Then He and Balarama brushed Their teeth.

203
matranumodito yati
go-salam dohanotsukah
radhapi bodhita vriddha-
vayasyabhih sva-talpatah

With His mother's permission, Lord Krishna eagerly went to the barn to milk the cows. Then Sri Radha, wakened by the elder gopis, also rose from Her bed.

204
utthaya danta-kashthadi
kritvabhyangam samacaret
snana-vedim tato gatva
snapita lalitadibhih

Sri Radha rose, brushed Her teeth, anointed Herself with fragrant oils, and then went to the bathing-room, where Lalita and the other gopis bathed Her.

205
bhusha-griham vrajet tatra
vayasya bhushayanty api
bhushanair vividhair divyair
gandha-malyanulepanaih

Then She went to the decorating-room, where Her friends decorated Her with garlands, scents, oils, and many glittering ornaments.

206
tatas ca sva-janais tasyah
svasrum samprarthya yatnatah
paktum ahuyate turnam
sa-sakhi sa yasodaya

Then, after first speaking to Radha's mother-in-law, Yasoda called Radha and Her friends to cook breakfast for Lord Krishna.

207
sri-narada uvaca

katham ahuyate devi
pakartham sa yasodaya
satishu paka-kartrishu
rohini-pramukhasv api

Sri Narada said: O goddess, why did Yasoda call Sri Radha to cook when Rohini and so many other expert cooks were present in her home?

208
sri-vrindovaca

durvasasa svayam datto
varas tasyai maharshina
iti katyayani-vaktrac
chrutam asin maya pura

Sri Vrinda said: The great sage Durvasa gave Radha a boon that She would be the best of cooks. This I heard from the mouth of Katyayani.

209
tvaya yat pacyate devi
tad-annam mad-anugrahat
mishtam svadv-amrita-spardhi
bhoktur ayush-karam tatha

Durvasa said to Radha, "O goddess, by my mercy whatever You cook will be more delicious than nectar. It will increase the life of whoever eats it."

210
ity ahvayati tam nityam
yasoda putra-vatsala
ayushman me bhavet putrah
svadu-lobhat tatha sati

That is why every day Yasoda calls Radha to cook. Yasoda thinks, "Eager to eat this delicious food, my son will live a very long life."

211
svasrus canumodita sapi
hrishtanandalayam vrajet
sa-sakhi-prakara tatra
gatva pakam karoti ca

Receiving permission from Her mother-in-law, Radha becomes very happy. Accompanied by a host of friends, She goes to Krishna's home to cook.

212 krishno 'pi dugdhva gah kascid
dohayitva janaih parah
agacchati pitur vakyat
sva-griham sakhibhir vritah

Meanwhile, Lord Krishna milked some cows and had the other boys milk the others. Then, called by His father, He and His friends returned home.

213
abhanga-mardanam kritva
dasaih samsnapito muda
dhauta-vastra-dharah sragvi
candanakta-kalevarah

Then the servants happily massaged Lord Krishna, bathed Him, dressed Him in clean garments, garlanded Him, and anointed His body with sandal paste.

214
dvi-phala-baddha-kesas ca
griva-bhalopari sphuran
candrakara-spurad-bhala-
tilakalaka-ranjitah

Then the servants gathered Lord Krishna's hair from His forehead to His neck and tied it in a topknot. They made the moon of the His forehead splendid with tilaka and curling locks of hair.

215
kankanangada-keyura-
ratna-mudra-lasat-karah
mukta-hara-sphurad-vaksha
makarakriti-kundalah

They decorated Lord Krishna with armlets and bracelets. They made His hands splendid with jewel rings. They placed a necklace of pearls across His chest and decorated His ears with shark-shaped earrings.

216
muhur akarito matra
pravised bhojanalaye
avalambya karam matur
baladevam anuvratah

Again and again called by His mother, Lord Krishna, holding His mother's hand, finally followed Balarama into the breakfast-room.

217
bhuktva ca vividhannani
matra ca sakhibhir vritah
hasayan vividhair vakyaih
sakhims tair hasitah svayam

Accompanied by His mother and His friends, Lord Krishna ate a breakfast-feast of many different kinds of foods. He told many jokes, laughing and making His friends laugh.

218
ittham bhuktva tathacamya
divya-khattopari kshanat
visramet sevakair dattam
tambulam vibhajann adan

Then the servants brought betelnuts. After sharing them with His friends and chewing some Himself, Lord Krishna rested for a moment on a splendid bed.

219
radhapi bhojananandam
drishtva yasodaya huta
lalitadi-sakhi-vrita
bhunkte 'nnam lajjayanvita

Radha watched as Lord Krishna enjoyed these pastimes of eating breakfast. When Yasoda called, Radha, accompanied by Lalita and many other gopi friends, shyly ate breakfast.



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