Garga Samhita (English)

by Danavir Goswami | 425,489 words

The Garga-samhita Verse 2.18.23, 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 18 (The Sight of Shri Krishnacandra) of Canto 2 (vrindavana-khanda).

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

तत्-कृष्ण-वर्ण-विलसत्-सु-कलां समीक्ष्य
तस्मिन् विलग्न-मनसा सु-सुखं विहाय
उन्मत्त-वद् व्रजति धावन्ति नीलकण्ठो
बिभ्रत् कपर्द-विष-भस्म-कपाल-सर्पान्

tat-kṛṣṇa-varṇa-vilasat-su-kalāṃ samīkṣya
tasmin vilagna-manasā su-sukhaṃ vihāya
unmatta-vad vrajati dhāvanti nīlakaṇṭho
bibhrat kaparda-viṣa-bhasma-kapāla-sarpān

tat—of Him; kṛṣṇathe dark; varṇacolor; vilasatglistening; su-kalambeautiful; samīkṣyaseeing; tasmin—in that; vilagna—attached; manasāminds; su-sukham—happy; vihāyagiving up; unmatta-vat—like a madman; vrajati—go; dhāvanti—run; nīlakaṇṭhaḥ—Śiva; bibhrat—holding; kapardamatted hair; viṣapoison; bhasmaashes; kapālaskulls; sarpān—and snakes.

English translation of verse 2.18.23:

Gazing at Kṛṣṇa's dark handsomeness, Śiva became attached to Him. Giving up all normal happiness, wearing matted hair, drinking poison, covered with ashes, and decorated with snakes and skulls, Śiva now walks and runs about like a madman.

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