by Danavir Goswami | 425,489 words
The Garga-samhita Verses 2.17.4-9, 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 17 (The Meeting of Shri Radha-Krishna) of Canto 2 (vrindavana-khanda).
Sanskrit text, transliteration and word-by-word meaning:
धृत्वासौ वृषभानोश् च
मन्दिरं सन्ददर्श ह
द्वारि द्वारि मनोहरम्
गवां गणैः स-वत्सैश् च
गोपाला यत्र गायन्ते
dhṛtvāsau vṛṣabhānoś ca
mandiraṃ sandadarśa ha
dvāri dvāri manoharam
gavāṃ gaṇaiḥ sa-vatsaiś ca
gopālā yatra gāyante
adbhutam—wonderful; gopikā-rūpam—the form of a gopī; calan-jhaṅkāra-nūpuram—with tinkling anklets; kiṅkiṇī-ghaṇṭikā-śabdam—the sound of tinkling bells; aṅgulīyaka-bhūṣitam—decorated with rings; ratna-kaṅkana-keyūra—with jewel bracelets and armlets; mūkta—pearl; hāra—necklace; virājitam—splendid; bālārkatā—rising sun; taṅka—sword; lasat—glistening; kabarī-pāśa—braids; kauśalam—beautiful; nāsa—nose; mauktikā—pearl; divyābham—splendor; śyāma-kuntala-saṅkulam—with dark hair; dhṛtvā—manifesting; asau—He; vṛṣabhānoḥ—of Vṛṣabhānu; ca—and; mandiram—to the palace; sandadarśa—saw; ha—indeed; prakāra—with walls; parikhā-yuktam—surrounded by a moat; catur-dvāra-samanvitam—with four gates; karīndraiḥ—with the kings of elephants; kajjala—black kajjala; ākāraiḥ—with forms; dvāri dvāri—at each gate; manoharam—beautiful; vāyu-vegaiḥ—by teh breeze; mano-vegaiś—as fast as the mind; citra-varṇaiḥ—colorful; turaṅgamaiḥ—with horses; hāra—with necklaces; cāmara—and camaras; samyuktam—endowed; prollasan-maṇḍapājiram—splendid pavilions and courtyards; gavām—of cows; gaṇaiḥ—with multitudes; sa-vatsaiḥ—with calves; ca—and; vṛṣaiḥ—with bulls; dharma-dhurandharaiḥ—the maintainers of religion; gopālā—cowherds; yatra—where; gāyante—sing; vaṃśī—flutes; vetra—and sticks; dhārāḥ—holding; nṛpa—O king.
English translation of verses 2.17.4-9:
O king, transforming Himself into a wonderfully beautiful gopī decorated with tinkling anklets, bells, rings, jewel bracelets, armlets, pearl necklaces, and a splendid nose-pearl, and with beautiful dark braids like a sword with the glory of sunrise, Kṛṣṇa gazed at King Vṛṣabhānu's beautiful palace, which was surrounded by walls and a moat, which had four gates, each guarded by regal elephants black as kajjala, which had many colorful horses that could run as fast as the wind or the mind, and which had many necklaces, cāmaras, splendid pavilions, courtyards, cows, calves, saintly bulls, and cowherds that held flute and sticks and sang very sweetly.