Canto 10: The Summum BonumChapter 2: Prayers by the Demigods for Lord Kṛṣṇa in the Womb

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.2.25

brahmā bhavaś ca tatraitya

munibhir nāradādibhiḥ

devaiḥ sānucaraiḥ sākaḿ

gīrbhir vṛṣaṇam aiḍayan


brahmā — the supreme four-headed demigod; bhavaḥ ca — and Lord Śiva; tatra — there; etya — arriving; munibhiḥ — accompanied by great sages; nārada-ādibhiḥ — by Nārada and others; devaiḥ — and by demigods like Indra, Candra and Varuṇa; sa-anucaraiḥ — with their followers; sākam — all together; gīrbhiḥ — by their transcendental prayers; vṛṣaṇam — the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who can bestow blessings upon everyone; aiḍayan — pleased.


Lord Brahmā and Lord Śiva, accompanied by great sages like Nārada, Devala and Vyāsa and by other demigods like Indra, Candra and Varuṇa, invisibly approached the room of Devakī, where they all joined in offering their respectful obeisances and prayers to please the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who can bestow blessings upon everyone.


Dvau bhūta-sargau loke 'smin daiva āsura eva ca (Padma Purāṇa). There are two classes of men — the daivas and the asuras — and there is a great difference between them. Kaḿsa, being an asura, was always planning how to kill the Supreme Personality of Godhead or His mother, Devakī. Thus he was also Kṛṣṇa conscious. But devotees are Kṛṣṇa conscious favorably (viṣṇu-bhaktaḥ smṛto daivaḥ). Brahmā is so powerful that he is in charge of creating an entire universe, yet he personally came to receive the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Bhava, Lord Śiva, is always jubilant in chanting the holy name of the Lord. And what to speak of Nārada? Nārada-muni, bājāya vīṇā, rādhikā-ramaṇa-nāme. Nārada Muni is always chanting the glories of the Lord, and his engagement is to travel all over the universe and find a devotee or make someone a devotee. Even a hunter was made a devotee by the grace of Nārada. Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī, in his Toṣaṇī, says that the word nārada-ādibhiḥ means that Nārada and the demigods were accompanied by other saintly persons, like Sanaka and Sanātana, all of whom came to congratulate or welcome the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Even though Kaḿsa was planning to kill Devakī, he too awaited the arrival of the Supreme Personality of Godhead (pratīkṣaḿs taj janma).

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