Madhya-līlāChapter 21: The Opulence and Sweetness of Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Madhya 21.109

muktā-hārabaka-pāńti, indra-dhanu-piñcha tati,

pītāmbaravijurī-sañcāra

kṛṣṇa nava-jaladhara, jagat-śasya-upara,

variṣaye līlāmṛta-dhāra

SYNONYMS

muktā-hāraa necklace of pearls; baka-pāńti — like a row of white ducks; indra-dhanu — like a rainbow; piñchaa peacock feather; tati — there; pīta-ambara — yellow garments; vijurī-sañcāra — like the appearance of lightning in the sky; kṛṣṇa — Lord Kṛṣṇa; nava — new; jala-dhara — cloud carrying water; jagat — the universe; śasya — like crops of grains; upara — upon; variṣaye — rains; līlā-amṛta — the pastimes of Lord Kṛṣṇa; dhāra — like a shower.

TRANSLATION

"Kṛṣṇa wears a pearl necklace that appears like a chain of white ducks around His neck. The peacock feather in His hair appears like a rainbow, and His yellow garments appear like lightning in the sky. Kṛṣṇa appears like a newly risen cloud, and the gopīs appear like newly grown grains in the field. Constant rains of nectarean pastimes fall upon these newly grown grains, and it seems that the gopīs are receiving beams of life from Kṛṣṇa, exactly as grains receive life from the rains.

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