History of Udupi Temple and Pandharpur

2014-10-04
Srimad Bhagavatam 10.51.27-29 - History of Udupi Temple and Pandharpur (download mp3)
by Baladev Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty
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SB 10.51.27
śrī-mucukunda uvāca
ko bhavān iha samprāpto
 vipine giri-gahvare
padbhyāṁ padma-palāśābhyāṁ
 vicarasy uru-kaṇṭake

Translation:
Śrī Mucukunda said: Who are You who have come to this mountain cave in the forest, having walked on the thorny ground with feet as soft as lotus petals?


SB 10.51.28
kiṁ svit tejasvināṁ tejo
 bhagavān vā vibhāvasuḥ
sūryaḥ somo mahendro vā
 loka-pālo paro ’pi vā

Translation:
Perhaps You are the potency of all potent beings. Or maybe You are the powerful god of fire, or the sun-god, the moon-god, the King of heaven or the ruling demigod of some other planet.


SB 10.51.29
manye tvāṁ deva-devānāṁ
 trayāṇāṁ puruṣarṣabham
yad bādhase guhā-dhvāntaṁ
 pradīpaḥ prabhayā yathā

Translation:
I think You are the Supreme Personality among the three chief gods, since You drive away the darkness of this cave as a lamp dispels darkness with its light.

Purport:
Śrīla Viśvanātha Cakravartī points out that with His effulgence Lord Kṛṣṇa dispelled not only the darkness of the mountain cave but also the darkness in Mucukunda’s heart. In Sanskrit the heart is sometimes metaphorically referred to as guha, “cavern,” a deep and secret place.

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