Garga Samhita (English)

by Danavir Goswami | 425,489 words

The Garga-samhita Verse 1.16.3, English translation, including word-by-word: This text represents a Vaishnava scripture which narrates the life Krishna, It was composed in seventeen cantos by Garga Muni: an ancient sage and priest of the Yadu dynasty having. This is verse 1 of Chapter 16 (Description of Shri Radhika’s Wedding) of Canto 1 (goloka-khanda).

Sanskrit text, transliteration and word-by-word meaning:

तद्-अन्ध-कारे महति प्रजाते
बाले रुदत्य् अङ्क-गते ऽति-भीते
नन्दो भयं प्राप शिशुं स बिभ्रद्
धरिं परेशं शरणं जगाम

tad-andha-kāre mahati prajāte
bāle rudaty aṅka-gate 'ti-bhīte
nando bhayaṃ prāpa śiśuṃ sa bibhrad
dhariṃ pareśaṃ śaraṇaṃ jagāma

tad-andha-kareblinding darkness; mahatigreat; prajāte—manifest; bālethe boy; rudaticrying; aṅka-gate—on his arm; ati-bhīte—very frightened; nandaḥNanda; bhayam—fear; prāpaattained; śiśum—infant; saḥ—he; bibhrat—holding; harim—of Lord Hari; para-īśam—the Supreme Personality of Godhead; śaraṇaṃ jagāma—took shelter.

English translation of verse 1.16.3:

When a great and blinding darkness came and the frightened infant in his arm cried, Nanda became afraid. Clutching his boy, he took shelter of Lord Hari, the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

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