Jan 29, 2018

Yadavabhyudayam 12 (Swami Desika, 13 c.)

The gopas worshipped the god who appeared on Goverdhana who was none other than Krishna himself.
The clouds appeared as though Indra himself was mounted on the cloud with his bow and Vajra. The lightning danced to the thunder (drum) and the stormy wind (music).

He lifted the mountain with one hand playfully, and turned it upside down -- It seemed like a huge umbrella was supported by a staff (his arm).  Half the arrogance of Indra was subdued. 

The sandal paste applied on his arms looked as though the snake Anantha, was holding the earth with his five hoods.  
The sages meditating on the trees were also upside down, engrossed in their contemplation. Life was going on as usual as Krishna asked the cowherds to occupy the caves in the mountain. The cows were grazing. 

Krishna, holding Goverdhana, looked like he was holding his discus, Sudarshana -- the waterfalls in the mountain looking like the spokes of the discuss. The water flowing down the mountain looked like pearls decorating the umbrella. 

While the cowherds enjoyed the rain feeling protected by Krishna, the gopikas wished that the rain wouldn’t stop - they enjoyed the company of Krishna uninterrupted.

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