Garga Samhita (English)

by Danavir Goswami | 425,489 words

The Garga-samhita Verse 5.20.33, 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 20 (The Liberation of Ribhu Muni During the Rasa-dance Festival) of Canto 5 (mathura-khanda).

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

रराज राधया रासे
यथा रत्या रतीश्वरः

rarāja rādhayā rāse
yathā ratyā ratīśvaraḥ

sphurat-kaustubha-ratnāḍhyaḥ—glorious with a glistening Kaustubha jewel; pracalat-snigdha-kuṇḍalaḥwith moving locks of glistenign hair; rarāja—shone; rādhayā—with Rādhā; rāse—in the rasa dance;; yathā—as; ratyā—with rati; ratīśvaraḥ—Kāmadeva.

English translation of verse 5.20.33:

Glorious with a glistening Kaustubha jewel and moving glistening locks of hair, Lord Kṛṣṇa was splendidly manifest in the rāsa dance, as Kāmadeva is splendidly manifest with Rati.

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