Garga Samhita (English)

by Danavir Goswami | 425,489 words

The Garga-samhita Verses 4.18.7-8, 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 4 of Chapter 18 (The Names and Worship of Sri Yamuna) of Canto 4 (madhurya-khanda).

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

जाह्नवीम् विरजाम् क्र्स्नाम् चन्द्रभागाम् सरस्वतीम् गोमतीम् कौचिकीम् वेनीम् सिन्धुम् गोदावरीम् तथा वेद-स्म्र्तिम् वेत्रवतीम् चतद्रुम् सरयुम् तथा पुजयेन् मानव-च्रेस्थ र्सि-कुल्याम् ककुद्मिनीम् प्र्थक् प्र्थक् तद्-दलेसु नामोच्चर्य विधानतः

jāhnavīm virajām krsnām candrabhāgām sarasvatīm gomatīm kaucikīm venīm sindhum godāvarīm tathā veda-smrtim vetravatīm catadrum sarayum tathā pujayen mānava-crestha rsi-kulyām kakudminīm prthak prthak tad-dalesu nāmoccarya vidhānataḥ

jāhnavīm-Jāhnavī; virajām—Virajā; krsnām—Krsna; candrabhāgām—Candrabhāgā; sarasvatīm—Sarasvatī; gomatīm—Gomatī; kaucikīm—Kaucikī; venīm—Venī; sindhum—Sindhu; godāvarīm—Godāvarī; tathā—then; veda-smrtim—Veda-smrti; vetravatīm—Vetravatī; catadrum—Satadrum; sarayum—Sarayu; tathā—then; pujayen—should worship; mānava-crestha—best of men; rsi-kulyāmRsi-kulyā; kakudminīm—Kakudminī; prthak prthak—specifically; tad-dalesu—on the leaves; nāmanames; uccaryawriting; vidhānataḥ—in order.

English translation of verses 4.18.7-8:

On the petals one should write the names Jāhnavī, Virajā, Krsna, Candrabhāgā, Sarasvatī, Gomatī, Kaucikī, Venī, Sindhu, Godāvarī, Vedasmrti, Vetravatī, Satadru, Sarayu, Rsi-kulyā, and Kakudminī. Then an exalted person should worship the lotus flower.

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