Garga Samhita (English)

by Danavir Goswami | 425,489 words

The Garga-samhita Verse 5.9.11, 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 5 of Chapter 9 (The Happiness of the Yadus) of Canto 5 (mathura-khanda).

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

शौरिर् गर्गं समाहूय
यज्ञोपवीतं विधि-वत्
कारयाम् आस धर्म-वित्

śaurir gargaṃ samāhūya
yajñopavītaṃ vidhi-vat
kārayām āsa dharma-vit

śauriḥVasudwva; gargam—Garga Muni; samāhūya—calling; śrī-kṛṣṇa-baladevayoḥ—of Śrī Kṛṣṇa and Balarāma; yajñopavītam—giving the sacred thread; vidhi-vataccording to the rules; kārayām āsa—did; dharma-vit—knowing the truth of religion.

English translation of verse 5.9.11:

Then pious Vasudeva called Garga Muni and had him perform the sacred-thread ceremony for Kṛṣṇa and Balarāma.

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