Krishna's Different Types of Laugh

Srimad Bhagavatam 10.66.15 - Krishna's Different Types of Laugh (download mp3)
by Sankirtan Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty

SB 10.66.15
drstva tam atmanas tulyam
 vesam krtrimam asthitam
yatha natam ranga-gatam
 vijahasa bhrsam harih

Lord Hari laughed heartily when He saw how the King had dressed up in exact imitation of His own appearance, just like an actor onstage.

Srila Prabhupada describes this scene as follows: “On the whole, however, [Paundraka’s] dress and makeup were clearly imitation. Anyone could understand that he was just like someone on stage playing the part of Vasudeva in false dress. When Lord Sri Krsna saw Paundraka imitating His posture and dress, He could not check His laughter, and thus He laughed with great satisfaction.”

Srila Jiva Gosvami points out that it was a benediction from Lord Siva that enabled Paundraka to imitate the Lord’s dress and appearance exactly — a fact gleaned from the Uttara-khanda of Sri Padma Purana.