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Chapter XXVIII - The mode of worshipping the Gopala Manifestation of Vishnu

Suta said:—I will now describe the adoration of Gopāla which yeilds emancipation and enjoyment. In the door Dhātā, Vidhātā, Gangā with Yamunā, the Nidhis Sangka and Padma, Sharanga, Sharabha and Shrī should be adored. In the east should be adored Bhadra and Subhadra, in the south Chanda and Prachanda, in the west Vala, and Pravala and Jaya and Vijaya in the north. In the four doors Shrī, Gana, Durgā and Sarasvati should be adored.

In the south-east and other corners of the field Nārada, Siddhas, the preceptor, Nalakuvara should be adored. In the east the worshipper should adore Vishnu, his asceticism and power. Then in the middle he should adore the family of Vishnu, the Saktis, the tortoise, Ananta, earth, religion, knowledge and disassociation from the world. He should adore prosperity in the south-east and the manifest self in the north. He should then adore the Sattva guna identical with Prakriti (nature), and Rajas identical with Moha (stupefaction) and Tamas, the lotus and the principle of egoism, learning, the great principle and the solar and lunar discs. Then in the east he should adore Vimala and other seats with the mantrams Shrim, Hrim, salutation unto the dearest lord of milk-men, Svāhā. This is the mantram.

In the eastern corners of the diagram of the heart he should adore his weapons viz Achakra, Suchakra, Vichakra, the discus Sudarshana, which protects the three worlds and destroys the Asuras. Then in the east he should adore the Saktis namely Rukshmini, Satyabhāma, Sunanda, Nāgnajiti, Lakshmanā, Mitravrindā, Jamvavati and Sushita. Then in the east he should also adore his conch-shell, discus, club, lotus, mace, the Shranga bow, sword, noose, goad, the mystic mark Srivatsa, and the jewel Kaus-tava. He should then adore his crown, garland of wild flowers, his Indra and other flags, Kumudas, Vishvaksena and Krishna along with Shrī. By reciting his name and adoring him one attains all desired for objects.

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