Sri Baagavatham Slohas..Canta 10-Athyayam Twenty Six-Wonderful Krishna..

1-çré-çuka uväca
evaà-vidhäni karmäëi
gopäù kåñëasya vékya te
atad-vérya-vidaù procuù
samabhyetya su-vismitäù

Çukadeva Gosvämé said: The cowherd men were astonished when they saw
Kåñëa’s activities, such as lifting Govardhana Hill. Unable to understand His
transcendental potency, they approached Nanda Mahäräja and spoke as follows.

2-bälakasya yad etäni
karmäëy aty-adbhutäni vai
katham arhaty asau janma
grämyeñv ätma-jugupsitam

[The cowherd men said:] Since this boy performs such extraordinary
activities, how could He warrant a birth among worldly men like us—a birth
that for Him would seem contemptible?

3-yaù sapta-häyano bälaù
kareëaikena lélayä
kathaà bibhrad giri-varaà
puñkaraà gaja-räò iva

How could this seven-year-old boy playfully hold up the great hill
Govardhana with one hand, just as a mighty elephant holds up a lotus flower?

4-tokenämélitäkñeëa
pütanäyä mahaujasaù
pétaù stanaù saha präëaiù
käleneva vayas tanoù

As a mere infant who had hardly yet opened His eyes, He drank the breast
milk of the powerful demoness Pütanä and then sucked out her very life air as
well, just as the force of time sucks out the youth of one’s body.

5-hinvato ‘dhaù çayänasya
mäsyasya caraëäv udak
ano ‘patad viparyastaà
rudataù prapadähatam

Once, when only three months old, little Kåñëa was crying and kicking up
His feet as He lay beneath a huge cart. Then the cart fell and turned
upside-down simply because it was struck by the tip of His toe.

6-eka-häyana äséno
hriyamäëo vihäyasä
daityena yas tåëävartam
ahan kaëöha-grahäturam

At the age of one, while sitting peacefully He was taken up into the sky by
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the demon Tåëävarta. But baby Kåñëa grabbed the demon’s neck, causing him
great pain, and thus killed him.

7-kvacid dhaiyaìgava-stainye
mäträ baddha udükhale
gacchann arjunayor madhye
bähubhyäà täv apätayat

Once, His mother tied Him with ropes to a mortar because she had caught
Him stealing butter. Then, crawling on His hands, He dragged the mortar
between a pair of arjuna trees and pulled them down.

8-vane saïcärayan vatsän
sa-rämo bälakair våtaù
hantu-kämaà bakaà dorbhyäà
mukhato ‘rim apäöayat

Another time, when Kåñëa was tending the calves in the forest together with
Balaräma and the cowherd boys, the demon Bakäsura came with the intention
of killing Kåñëa. But Kåñëa seized this inimical demon by the mouth and tore
him apart.

9-vatseñu vatsa-rüpeëa
praviçantaà jighäàsayä
hatvä nyapätayat tena
kapitthäni ca lélayä

Desiring to kill Kåñëa, the demon Vatsa disguised himself as a calf and
entered among Kåñëa’s calves. But Kåñëa killed the demon and, using his body,
enjoyed the sport of knocking kapittha fruits down from the trees.

10-hatvä räsabha-daiteyaà
tad-bandhüàç ca balänvitaù
cakre täla-vanaà kñemaà
paripakva-phalänvitam

Together with Lord Balaräma, Kåñëa killed the jackass demon and all his
friends, thereby securing the safety of the Tälavana forest, which abounded
with fully ripened palm fruits.

11-pralambaà ghätayitvograà
balena bala-çälinä
amocayad vraja-paçün
gopäàç cäraëya-vahnitaù

After arranging for the mighty Lord Balaräma to kill the terrible demon
Pralamba, Kåñëa saved Vraja’s cowherd boys and their animals from a forest
fire.

12-äçé-viñatamähéndraà
damitvä vimadaà hradät
prasahyodväsya yamunäà
cakre ‘sau nirviñodakäm

Kåñëa chastised the most poisonous serpent, Käliya, and after humbling him
He drove him forcibly from the lake of the Yamunä. In this way the Lord made
the water of that river free of the snake’s powerful poison.

13-dustyajaç cänurägo ‘smin
sarveñäà no vrajaukasäm
nanda te tanaye ‘smäsu
tasyäpy autpattikaù katham

Dear Nanda, how is it that we and all the other residents of Vraja cannot
give up our constant affection for your son? And how is it that He is so
spontaneously attracted to us?

14-kva sapta-häyano bälaù
kva mahädri-vidhäraëam
tato no jäyate çaìkä
vraja-nätha tavätmaje

On the one hand this boy is only seven years old, and on the other we see
that He has lifted the great hill Govardhana. Therefore, O King of Vraja, a
doubt about your son arises within us.

15-çré-nanda uväca
çrüyatäà me vaco gopä
vyetu çaìkä ca vo ‘rbhake
enam kumäram uddiçya
gargo me yad uväca ha

Nanda Mahäräja replied: O cowherd men, just hear my words and let all
your doubts concerning my son be gone. Some time ago Garga Muni spoke to
me as follows about this boy.

16-varëäs trayaù kiläsyäsan
gåhëato ‘nu-yugaà tanüù
çuklo raktas tathä péta
idänéà kåñëatäà gataù

[Garga Muni had said:] Your son Kåñëa appears as an incarnation in every
millennium. In the past He assumed three different colors-white, red and
yellow-and now He has appeared in a blackish color.

17-prägayaà vasudevasya
kvacij jätas tavätmajaù
väsudeva iti çrémän
abhijïäù sampracakñate

For many reasons, this beautiful son of yours sometimes appeared previously
as the son of Vasudeva. Therefore, those who are learned sometimes call this
child Väsudeva.

18-bahüni santi nämäni
rüpäëi ca sutasya te
guëa -karmänurüpäëi
täny ahaà veda no janäù

For this son of yours there are many forms and names according to His
transcendental qualities and activities. These are known to me, but people in
general do not understand them.

19-eña vaù çreya ädhäsyad
gopa-gokula-nandanaù
anena sarva-durgäëi
yüyam aïjas tariñyatha

To increase the transcendental bliss of the cowherd men of Gokula, this
child will always act auspiciously for you. And by His grace only, you will
surpass all difficulties

20-puränena vraja-pate
sädhavo dasyu-péòitäù
aräjake rakñyamäëä
jigyur dasyün samedhitäù

O Nanda Mahäräja, as recorded in history, when there was an irregular,
incapable government, Indra having been dethroned, and when honest people
were being harassed and disturbed by thieves, this child appeared in order to
curb the rogues and to protect the people and enable them to flourish.

21-ya etasmin mahä-bhäge
prétià kurvanti mänaväù
närayo ‘bhibhavanty etän
viñëu-pakñän iväsuräù

Demons cannot harm the demigods, who always have Lord Viñëu on their
side. Similarly, any person or group attached to all-auspicious Kåñëa cannot be
defeated by enemies

22-tasmän nanda kumäro ‘yaà
näräyaëa-samo guëaiù
çriyä kértyänubhävena
tat-karmasu na vismayaù

Therefore, O Nanda Mahäräja, this child of yours is as good as Näräyaëa. In
His transcendental qualities, opulence, name, fame and influence, He is exactly
like Näräyaëa. Thus you should not be astonished hy His activities

23-ity addhä mäà samädiçya
garge ca sva-gåhaà gate
manye näräyaëasyäàçaà
kåñëam akliñöa-käriëam

[Nanda Mahäräja continued:] After Garga Åñi spoke these words to me and
returned home, I began to consider that Kåñëa, who keeps us free from trouble,
is actually an expansion of Lord Näräyaëa.

24-iti nanda-vacaù çrutvä
garga-gétaà taà vrajaukasaù
muditä nandam änarcuù
kåñëaà ca gata-vismayäù

[Çukadeva Gosvämé continued:] Having heard Nanda Mahäräja relate the
statements of Garga Muni, the residents of Våndävana became enlivened. Their
perplexity was gone, and they worshiped Nanda and Lord Kåñëa with great
respect.

25-deve varñati yajïa-viplava-ruñä vajräsma-varñänilaiù
sédat-päla-paçu-striy ätma-çaraëaà dåñövänukampy utsmayan utpäöyaika-kareëaçailam abalo lélocchiléndhraà yathä
bibhrad goñöham apän mahendra-mada-bhit préyän na indro gaväm

Indra became angry when his sacrifice was disrupted, and thus he caused
rain and hail to fall on Gokula, accompanied by lightning and powerful winds,
all of which brought great suffering to the cowherds, animals and women there.
When Lord Kåñëa, who is by nature always compassionate, saw the condition of
those who had only Him as their shelter, He smiled broadly and lifted
Govardhana Hill with one hand, just as a small child picks up a mushroom to
play with it. Holding up the hill, He protected the cowherd community. May
He, Govinda, the Lord of the cows and the destroyer of Indra’s false pride, be
pleased with us.

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