The Glories of Yamuna
Srimad Bhagavatam 10.58.19-20 - The Glories of Yamuna (download mp3) and (download mp4)
by Vishwarupa Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty
ka tvam kasyasi su-sroni
kuto va kim cikirsasi
manye tvam patim icchantim
sarvam kathaya sobhane
[Arjuna said:] Who are you, O fine-waisted lady? Whose daughter are you, and where do you come from? What are you doing here? I think you must be looking for a husband. Please explain everything, O beautiful one.
aham devasya savitur
duhita patim icchati
visnum varenyam vara-dam
tapah paramam asthitah
Sri Kalindi said: I am the daughter of the sun-god. I desire to get as my husband the most excellent and munificent Lord Visnu, and to that end I am performing severe penances.
As Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti points out, Srimati Kalindi correctly understood that Lord Visnu, being the source of all benedictions, is the supreme husband and can thus fulfill all the desires of His wife.