Sri Hera Panchami Festival of Jagannath

2015-07-22
Srimad Bhagavatam 10.65.19 - Sri Hera Panchami Festival of Jagannath (download mp3)
by Radha Vallabha Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty
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SB 10.65.19
varuna-presita devi
 varuni vrksa-kotarat
patanti tad vanam sarvam
 sva-gandhenadhyavasayat

Translation:
Sent by the demigod Varuna, the divine varuni liquor flowed from a tree hollow and made the entire forest even more fragrant with its sweet aroma.

Purport:
Srila Sridhara Svami explains that varuni is a liquor distilled from honey. Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti adds that the goddess Varuni, the daughter of Varuna, is the presiding deity of that particular divine liquor. The acarya also quotes the following statement from Sri Hari-vamsa: samipam presita pitra varunena tavanagha. Here the goddess Varuni says to Lord Balarama: “My father, Varuna, has sent me to You, O sinless one.”

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