Garga Samhita (English)

by Danavir Goswami | 425,489 words

The Garga-samhita Verse 2.12.4, 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 2 of Chapter 12 (Subduing Kaliya and Drinking the Forest Fire) of Canto 2 (vrindavana-khanda).

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

कटौ पीत-पटं बद्ध्वा
नीपम् आरुह्य माधवः
तत्-तोये विष-दूषिते

kaṭau pīta-paṭaṃ baddhvā
nīpam āruhya mādhavaḥ
tat-toye viṣa-dūṣite

kaṭau—at His waist; pīta-paṭam—the yellow sahs; baddhvā—tying; nīpam—a kadamba tree; āruhya—climbing; mādhavaḥ—Kṛṣṇa; papāta—dived; uttuṅga-viṭapāt—from the tall tree; tat-toye—into the water; viṣa-dūṣite—poisoned.

English translation of verse 2.12.4:

Tightening the yellow sash about His waist and climbing a kadamba tree, Kṛṣṇa dove from that tall tree into the poisoned water.

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