Sri Vrajmandala parikrama - Part 2

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Çré v raja-maëòala parikramä

which Çré Jayadeva Gosvämé describes in Géta-govinda (Song 19, verse 7) in his famous verse smara-garala-khaëòanaà mama çirasi maëòanam dehi pada-pallavam udäram took place here.

Vaàçévaöa This is the place where the Youthful Couple Çré Rädhä-Kåñëa together with the sakhés performed their pastimes of räsa as described in Çrémad-Bhägavatam, the pure and faultless scriptural authority. To bestow the result of the Kätyäyané-püjä upon the young, unmarried gopés, rasika-bihäré Çré Kåñëa granted them a boon. To fulfil this boon, He played a sweet tune on His flute on a full moon night. Hearing the wonderful flute-song, the gopés, intoxicated in prema, came here. Çrémad-Bhägavatam (10.29.4) describes this as follows: niçamya gétäà tad anaìga-vardhanaà vraja-striyaù kåñëa-gåhéta-mänasäù äjagmur anyonyam alakñitodyamäù sa yatra känto java-lola-kuëòaläù “The young women of Vraja heard the sound of Kåñëa’s flute. This sound, which reinforces amorous feelings, captivated their minds. Each unknown to the other, they went to where their lover Kåñëa waited. Because they moved so quickly their earrings swung back and forth.”

On the pretext of correcting the gopés transgression of righteous conduct, rasikendra-çekhara Çré Kåñëa gave His surrendered gopés many reasons why they should return home to serve their husbands, but the clever gopés easily refuted all His arguments. Kåñëa’s autumnal räsa (çäradéya-räsa) with countless gopés took place here. One Kåñëa danced between two gopés or one gopé was dancing between two Kåñëas. In this way, räsa took place with astonishing dancing and singing. The other gopés became proud of their good fortune (saubhägya-mada) and Çrématé

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