Canto 10: The Summum BonumChapter 13: The Stealing of the Boys and Calves by Brahmā

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.13.23

tato nṛponmardana-majja-lepanā-


saḿlālitaḥ svācaritaiḥ praharṣayan

sāyaḿ gato yāma-yamena mādhavaḥ


tataḥ — thereafter; nṛpaO King (Mahārāja Parīkṣit); unmardana — by massaging them with oil; majja — by bathing; lepana — by smearing the body with oil and sandalwood pulp; alańkāra — by decorating with ornaments; rakṣā — by chanting protective mantras; tilaka — by decorating the body with tilaka marks in twelve places; aśana-ādibhiḥ — and by feeding them sumptuously; saḿlālitaḥin this way cared for by the mothers; sva-ācaritaiḥ — by their characteristic behavior; praharṣa-yan — making the mothers very much pleased; sāyam — evening; gataḥ — arrived; yāma-yamenaas the time of each activity passed; mādhavaḥ — Lord Kṛṣṇa.


Thereafter, O Mahārāja Parīkṣit, as required according to the scheduled round of His pastimes, Kṛṣṇa returned in the evening, entered the house of each of the cowherd boys, and engaged exactly like the former boys, thus enlivening their mothers with transcendental pleasure. The mothers took care of the boys by massaging them with oil, bathing them, smearing their bodies with sandalwood pulp, decorating them with ornaments, chanting protective mantras, decorating their bodies with tilaka and giving them food. In this way, the mothers served Kṛṣṇa personally.

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