Rukmini's Message to Lord Krishna

Srimad Bhagavatam 10.52.38-40 - Rukmini's Message to Lord Krishna (download mp3)
by Shubha Vilas Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty

SB 10.52.38
ka tva mukunda mahati kula-sila-rupa-
 vidya-vayo-dravina-dhamabhir atma-tulyam
dhira patim kulavati na vrnita kanya
 kale nr-simha nara-loka-mano-’bhiramam

O Mukunda, You are equal only to Yourself in lineage, character, beauty, knowledge, youthfulness, wealth and influence. O lion among men, You delight the minds of all mankind. What aristocratic, sober-minded and marriageable girl of a good family would not choose You as her husband when the proper time has come?

SB 10.52.39
tan me bhavan khalu vrtah patir anga jayam
 atmarpitas ca bhavato ’tra vibho vidhehi
ma vira-bhagam abhimarsatu caidya arad
 gomayu-van mrga-pater balim ambujaksa

Therefore, my dear Lord, I have chosen You as my husband, and I surrender myself to You. Please come swiftly, O almighty one, and make me Your wife. My dear lotus-eyed Lord, let Sisupala never touch the hero’s portion like a jackal stealing the property of a lion.

SB 10.52.40
 gurv-arcanadibhir alam bhagavan paresah
aradhito yadi gadagraja etya panim
 grhnatu me na damaghosa-sutadayo ’nye

If I have sufficiently worshiped the Supreme Personality of Godhead by pious works, sacrifices, charity, rituals and vows, and also by worshiping the demigods, brahmanas and gurus, then may Gadagraja come and take my hand, and not Damaghosa’s son or anyone else.

The acaryas comment as follows on this verse: “Rukmini felt that no one could obtain Lord Krsna by the efforts of a single lifetime. Therefore she earnestly pointed out the pious activities she had performed in that life and previous lives, hoping to convince Sri Krsna to come.”