Srila Haridas Thakur-Unsatiable Appetite for Chanting Holy Name

Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 10.62.28-30 - Srila Haridas Thakur-Unsatiable Appetite for Chanting Holy Name (download mp3)
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SB 10.62.28
tatah pravyathito bano
 duhituh sruta-dusanah
tvaritah kanyakagaram
 prapto ’draksid yadudvaham

Very agitated to hear of his daughter’s corruption, Banasura rushed at once to the maidens’ quarters. There he saw the pride of the Yadus, Aniruddha.

SB 10.62.29-30
kamatmajam tam bhuvanaika-sundaram
 syamam pisangambaram ambujeksanam
brhad-bhujam kundala-kuntala-tvisa
 smitavalokena ca manditananam
divyantam aksaih priyayabhinrmnaya
bahvor dadhanam madhu-mallikasritam
 tasyagra asinam aveksya vismitah

Banasura saw before him Cupid’s own son, possessed of unrivaled beauty, with dark-blue complexion, yellow garments, lotus eyes and formidable arms. His face was adorned with effulgent earrings and hair, and also with smiling glances. As He sat opposite His most auspicious lover, playing with her at dice, there hung between His arms a garland of spring jasmines that had been smeared with kunkuma powder from her breasts when He had embraced her. Banasura was astonished to see all this.

Banasura was amazed at Aniruddha’s boldness: the prince was calmly sitting in the young girl’s quarters, playing with Bana’s supposedly unmarried daughter! In the context of the strict Vedic culture, this was an unbelievable thing to witness.