Glories of Govardhana

Srimad Bhagavatam 10.25.32-33 - Glories of Govardhana (download mp3)
by Sankirtan Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty

SB 10.25.32
sankha-dundubhayo nedur
divi deva-pracoditah
jagur gandharva-patayas
tumburu-pramukha nrpa

My dear Pariksit, the demigods in heaven resoundingly played their conchshells and kettledrums, and the best of the Gandharvas, led by Tumburu, began to sing.

SB 10.25.33
tato ’nuraktaih pasupaih parisrito
rajan sva-gostham sa-balo ’vrajad dharih
tatha-vidhany asya krtani gopika
gayantya iyur mudita hrdi-sprsah

Surrounded by His loving cowherd boyfriends and Lord Balarama, Krsna then went off to the place where He had been tending His cows. The cowherd girls returned to their homes, singing joyfully about the lifting of Govardhana Hill and other glorious deeds performed by Lord Krsna, who had so deeply touched their hearts.

Before returning to their homes, the gopis shared intimate association with their lover, Sri Krsna, by exchanging secret glances. Ordinarily they could not publicly talk about Krsna, since they were chaste young girls in a religious village, but now they took advantage of this wonderful exhibition by the Lord and freely sang of His beautiful qualities. It is natural that a young man wants to do something wonderful in the presence of a beautiful young girl. The gopis were the most beautiful and pure-hearted young girls, and Sri Krsna performed the most wonderful activities in their presence. Thus He entered deep within their tender hearts, enlivening their eternal devotion to Him.

Thus end the purports of the humble servants of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada to the Tenth Canto, Twenty-fifth Chapter, of the Srimad-Bhagavatam, entitled “Lord Krsna Lifts Govardhana Hill.”