Garga Samhita (English)

by Danavir Goswami | 425,489 words

The Garga-samhita Verse 1.16.26, 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:

त्वं ब्रह्म चेयं प्रकृतिस् तटस्था
कालो यदेमं च विदुः प्रधानम्
महान् यदा त्वं जगद्-अङ्कुरो ऽसि
राधा तदेयं स-गुणा च माया

tvaṃ brahma ceyaṃ prakṛtis taṭasthā
kālo yademaṃ ca viduḥ pradhānam
mahān yadā tvaṃ jagad-aṅkuro 'si
rādhā tadeyaṃ sa-guṇā ca māyā

tvam—You; brahmaBrahman; ca—and; iyamShe; prakṛtiḥmaterial nature; taṭasthā—borderline; kālaḥtime; yadā—when; imam—She; ca—also; viduḥ—they know; pradhānam—pradhāna; mahānmahat-tattva; yadā—when; tvam— You; jagatthe universe; aṅkuraḥ—sprouting; asi—You are; rādhāRādhā; tadāthen; iyam—She; sa-guṇāwith the three modes; ca—also; māyāillusory potency.

English translation of verse 1.16.26:

When You are Brahman, She is Prakṛti. When You are Time, the wise know She is Pradhāna. When You are the Mahat-tattva, from which the universes have sprouted, Rādhā is the potency Māyā, filled with the three modes.

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