Garga Samhita (English)

by Danavir Goswami | 425,489 words

The Garga-samhita Verses 5.24.61-62, 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 24 (The Killing of the Kola Demon) of Canto 5 (mathura-khanda).

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

ऊर्ध्वास्यम् एक-पाद-स्थं
ध्यान-स्तिमित-लोचनम्
स्व-भक्तं हृदय-स्थं स्वं
मूर्ति-दर्शन-लोलुपम्
तं जहार तदानन्तस्
ततो बाह्ये ददर्श ह
स दृष्ट्वानन्त-देवस्य
रूपं परम-सुन्दरम्

ūrdhvāsyam eka-pāda-sthaṃ
dhyāna-stimita-locanam
sva-bhaktaṃ hṛdaya-sthaṃ svaṃ
mūrti-darśana-lolupam
taṃ jahāra tadānantas
tato bāhye dadarśa ha
sa dṛṣṭvānanta-devasya
rūpaṃ parama-sundaram

ūrdhvāsyam—his head raised; eka-pāda-stham—standing on one foot; dhyāna-stimita-locanam—his eyes closed in meditation; sva-bhaktam—His devotee; hṛdaya-stham—situated in the heart; svam—own; mūrti-darśana-lolupam—eager to see the form; tam—him; jahāra—embracing; tadāthen; anantaḥthe limitless Lord; tataḥ—then; bāhye—outside; dadarśa—saw; ha—Oh; sa—he; dṛṣṭvāseeing; ananta-devasyaof Lord Ananta; rūpam—the form; parama-sundaram—very handsome.

English translation of verses 5.24.61-62:

Standing on one foot, his head up, and his eyes closed, Māṇḍūkadeva meditated on the Lord, whom he could see in his heart. Still, Māṇḍūkadeva yearned to see the Lord's form with his eyes open. When Lord Balarāma, now in His form of Lord Ananta, embraced him, Māṇḍūkadeva opened his eyes and saw before him the sublimely handsome form of Lord Ananta.

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