Yatra with Lord Krishna is always Enchanting

2015-12-04
Srimad Bhagavatam 10.71.14-16 - Yatra with Lord Krishna is always Enchanting (download mp3)
by Jagannath Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty
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SB 10.71.14
tato ratha-dvipa-bhata-sadi-nayakaih
 karalaya parivrta atma-senaya
mrdanga-bhery-anaka-sankha-gomukhaih
 praghosa-ghosita-kakubho nirakramat

Translation: 
As the vibrations resounding from mrdangas, bheris, kettledrums, conchshells and gomukhas filled the sky in all directions, Lord Krsna set out on His journey. He was accompanied by the chief officers of His corps of chariots, elephants, infantry and cavalry and surrounded on all sides by His fierce personal guard.
SB 10.71.15
nr-vaji-kaƱcana-sibikabhir acyutam
 sahatmajah patim anu su-vrata yayuh
varambarabharana-vilepana-srajah
 su-samvrta nrbhir asi-carma-panibhih

Translation: 
Lord Acyuta’s faithful wives, along with their children, followed the Lord on golden palanquins carried by powerful men. The queens were adorned with fine clothing, ornaments, fragrant oils and flower garlands, and they were surrounded on all sides by soldiers carrying swords and shields in their hands.

Purport: 
According to Sridhara Svami, the word vaji indicates that some of Lord Krsna’s queens were transported by horse-drawn conveyances.


SB 10.71.16
narostra-go-mahisa-kharasvatary-anah
 karenubhih parijana-vara-yositah
sv-alankrtah kata-kuti-kambalambarady-
 upaskara yayur adhiyujya sarvatah

Translation: 
On all sides proceeded finely adorned women-attendants of the royal household, as well as courtesans. They rode on palanquins and camels, bulls and buffalo, donkeys, mules, bullock carts and elephants. Their conveyances were fully loaded with grass tents, blankets, clothes and other items for the trip.

Purport: 
Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti explains that the household attendants mentioned here included washerwomen and other helpers.

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