Lesson From Krishna's Marriage to Jambavati and Satyabhama
Srimad Bhagavatam 10.56.38-44 - Lesson From Krishna's Marriage to Jambavati and Satyabhama (download mp3) and (download mp4)
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praptim cakhyaya bhagavan
manim tasmai nyavedayat
Lord Krsna summoned Satrajit to the royal assembly. There, in the presence of King Ugrasena, Krsna announced the recovery of the jewel and then formally presented it to Satrajit.
sa cati-vridito ratnam
agamat svena papmana
Hanging his head in great shame, Satrajit took the gem and returned home, all the while feeling remorse for his sinful behavior.
so ’nudhyayams tad evagham
katham mrjamy atma-rajah
prasided vacyutah katham
kim krtva sadhu mahyam syan
na saped va jano yatha
dasye duhitaram tasmai
stri-ratnam ratnam eva ca
upayo ’yam samicinas
tasya santir na canyatha
Pondering over his grievous offense and worried about the possibility of conflict with the Lord’s mighty devotees, King Satrajit thought, “How can I cleanse myself of my contamination, and how may Lord Acyuta become satisfied with me? What can I do to regain my good fortune and avoid being cursed by the populace for being so short-sighted, miserly, foolish and avaricious? I shall give my daughter, the jewel of all women, to the Lord, together with the Syamantaka jewel. That, indeed, is the only proper way to pacify Him.”
evam vyavasito buddhya
satrajit sva-sutam subham
manim ca svayam udyamya
Having thus intelligently made up his mind, King Satrajit personally arranged to present Lord Krsna with his fair daughter and the Syamantaka jewel.
tam satyabhamam bhagavan
bahubhir yacitam sila-
The Lord married Satyabhama in proper religious fashion. Possessed of excellent behavior, along with beauty, broad-mindedness and all other good qualities, she had been sought by many men.
Srila Sridhara Svami explains that men such as Krtavarma had sought the hand of Satyabhama.