Different Pastimes of Krishna in the Month of Kartik
Srimad Bhagavatam 10-25-19 - Different Pastimes of Krishna in the Month of Kartik (download mp3), (download flv) and (download mp4)
by Radhanath Swami at ISKCON Chowpatty
ity uktvaikena hastena
dadhara lilaya visnus
chatrakam iva balakah
Having said this, Lord Krsna, who is Visnu Himself, picked up Govardhana Hill with one hand and held it aloft just as easily as a child holds up a mushroom.
It is confirmed in the Hari-vamsa that Sri Krsna picked up the Govardhana Mountain with His left hand: sa dhrtah sangato meghair girih savyena panina. “With His left hand He picked up that mountain, which was touching the clouds.” According to Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura, when Lord Krsna was preparing to lift Govardhana Hill, a partial expansion of His Yoga-maya potency named Samhariki temporarily removed all the rain from the sky so that as He ran very swiftly from the porch of His house to the mountain, neither His turban nor other garments became wet.