by G. P. Bhatt | 1955 | 243,464 words
This is the Brahma Purana in English (translation from Sanskrit), which is one of the eighteen Maha Puranas. The contents of this ancient Indian encyclopedic treatise include cosmology, genealogy (solar dynasty etc.), mythology, geology and Dharma (universal law of nature). The Brahma Purana is notable for its extenstive geological survey includin...
The lord said:
2. You are Indra, the king of Devas. O lord of the universe, we are mortals. The crime committed by me should be excused by you.
4. Take back this thunderbolt which had been hurled at me by you. O Indra, it is your own weapon that pierces enemies.
5. O Lord, why do you try to delude me by saying “I am a mortal”. We know you; we are conversant with the infinite happiness.
6. As you are, so you are, O lord of the universe. O lord, you are firmly fixed in your work. O slayer of Asuras, you remove thorns of the universe.
7. O Kṛṣṇa, may this Pārijāta tree be taken to Dvāravatī. Except with you this will not remain anywhere else in the mortal world.
9. Taking the excellent tree with him, Kṛṣṇa hastened. He then reached the aerial space over Dvārakā and blew the conch.
11. He fixed the great tree Pārijāta in his garden. People who approached it were able to remember their previous birth.
Kṛṣṇa took possession of elephants, horses, and other wealth brought by the servants from the collection of Naraka. Kṛṣṇa, on an auspicious day married damsels brought from Naraka’s residence.
O excellent brahmins, with a separate body for each of these, Kṛṣṇa married them in accordance with piety. There were sixteen thousand and one hundred women or even more. Lord Kṛṣṇa took up as many forms. But those virgins considered him as their sole lord individually, thinking, “Kṛṣṇa married me alone.”
During the nights, O brahmins, Kṛṣṇa the creator of the universe, Kṛṣṇa of universal forms, stayed in the abodes of all of them.