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Defies Indra in Favor of the Brahmins,
the Cows and Govardhana Hill
S'uka said: 'After having heard Nanda's words and
also what the other residents of Vraja had to say,
Lord Kes'ava spoke to His father in a way that
made Lord Indra angry.
Krishna Lifts Govardhana Hill *
(19) Having said
this [to Himself this incarnation of] Vishnu
took up with one hand [His left one] Govardhana
hill and held it high as easily as a child
holding a mushroom.
Photo of Govardhana hill.
Recapitulates the words of Garga
before the Puzzled Gopas
(2) 'How could the
boy, considering His extraordinary actions,
deserve a birth among simple countryfolk, that
would be contemptible for Him?
Indra and Mother Surabhi
(22-23) S'rī S'uka said: 'After this
request Lord Krishna was by Surabhi
bathed with her own milk. On the order of
the mothers of the demigods [the daughters
of Aditi] He thereupon by
Indra was bathed with the
heavenly Ganges water carried in
Airāvata's trunk. He, the descendent
of Das'arha, thus, in the
company of the enlightened souls and the seers, received the name Govinda
['he who finds the cows'].
28: Krishna Rescues Nanda
from the Abode of Varuna
me, oh Krishna, Govinda, oh You
who sees everything, please be of mercy. Take this
person who is Your father with You, oh You who
care so much about Your parents.
Rasa Play: Krishna Meets
and Escapes the Gopīs at Night
(3) Krishna saw how the
kumuda lotuses opened to the full disc of the
moon, that glowed as red as the fresh kunkuma on
the face of
the goddess of fortune. He saw how the forest was reddened by the gentle rays of that
light, and sweetly
played His flute that enchanted
the minds of the [gopīs with their]
(41) You clearly have taken birth
Godhead, the remover of the fear and distress of
the people of Vraja, as no one else but the Original
Personality who protects all the gods and worlds.
Therefore, oh Friend of the Distressed, kindly place Your lotus like hand on
the burning breasts and heads of Your
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