Brihad Bhagavatamrita (commentary)

by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyana Gosvāmī Mahārāja | 2005 | 440,179 words | ISBN-13: 9781935428329

The Brihad-bhagavatamrita Verse 1.3.64, English translation, including commentary (Dig-darshini-tika): an important Vaishnava text dealing with the importance of devotional service. The Brihad-bhagavatamrita, although an indepent Sanskrit work, covers the essential teachings of the Shrimad Bhagavatam (Bhagavata-purana). This is verse 1.3.64 contained in Chapter 3—Prapancatita (beyond the Material Plane)—of Part one (prathama-khanda).

Sanskrit text, Unicode transliteration, Word-for-word and English translation of verse 1.3.64:

श्री-पार्वती उवाच—
तत्रापि श्रीर् विशेषेण प्रसिद्धा श्री-हरि-प्रिया ।
तादृग्-वैकुण्ठ-वैकुण्ठ-वासिनाम् ईश्वरी हि या ॥ ६४ ॥

śrī-pārvatī uvāca
tatrāpi śrīr viśeṣeṇa prasiddhā śrī-hari-priyā |
tādṛg-vaikuṇṭha-vaikuṇṭha-vāsinām īśvarī hi yā || 64 ||

Śrī Pārvatī said: O Nārada, Mahālakṣmī is renowned throughout Vaikuṇṭha-loka as especially dear to Śrī Hari, being the presiding goddess of Vaikuṇṭha and its residents.

Commentary: Dig-darśinī-ṭīkā with Bhāvānuvāda

(By Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī himself including a deep purport of that commentary)

When Śrī Śiva neglected to describe the glories of Mahālakṣmī while narrating the glories of Vaikuṇṭha, at that time Śrī Pārvatī, the intimate friend of Mahālakṣmī, became intolerant and heatedly protested: “O Nārada, in Vaikuṇṭha-loka, Mahālakṣmī is alone the dearest of Śrī Hari! It is proven that she personally is renowned as Śrī Hari-priyā, or the beloved of Śrī Hari. She is the presiding īśvarī of Śrī Vaikuṇṭha and most worshipful among all residents. This is the sensible proof.”

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