Disappearance Day of Rasikanand Prabhu

SB-10-78-04 - Disapperance Day of Rasikanand Prabhu (download mp3)
by Gaurang Priya Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty

SB 10.78.4
gadam udyamya karuso
 mukundam praha durmadah
distya distya bhavan adya
 mama drsti-patham gatah

Raising his club, the reckless King of Karusa said to Lord Mukunda, “What luck! What luck — to have You come before me today!

Srila Sridhara Svami explains that after having waited for three lifetimes, Dantavakra, formerly a gatekeeper in Vaikuntha, could now return to the spiritual world. Therefore the transcendental meaning of his statement is: “How fortunate! How fortunate I am that today I can return to my constitutional position in the spiritual world!”

In the next verse, Dantavakra will refer to Krsna as matuleya, a maternal cousin. Dantavakra’s mother, Srutasrava, was the sister of Krsna’s father, Vasudeva.