|Canto 10: The Summum Bonum||Chapter 25: Lord Kṛṣṇa Lifts Govardhana Hill|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.25.19
ity uktvaikena hastena
dadhāra līlayā viṣṇuś
chatrākam iva bālakaḥ
iti — thus; uktvā — having spoken; ekena — with one; hastena — hand; kṛtvā — taking; govardhana-acalam — Govardhana Hill; dadhāra — He held it; līlayā — very easily; viṣṇuḥ — Lord Viṣṇu; chatrākam — a mushroom; iva — just as; bālakaḥ — a child.
Having said this, Lord Kṛṣṇa, who is Viṣṇu Himself, picked up Govardhana Hill with one hand and held it aloft just as easily as a child holds up a mushroom.
It is confirmed in the Hari-vaḿśa that Śrī Kṛṣṇa picked up the Govardhana Mountain with His left hand: sa dhṛtaḥ sańgato meghair giriḥ savyena pāṇinā. "With His left hand He picked up that mountain, which was touching the clouds." According to Śrīla Viśvanātha Cakravartī Ṭhākura, when Lord Kṛṣṇa was preparing to lift Govardhana Hill, a partial expansion of His Yogamāyā potency named Saḿhārikī temporarily removed all the rain from the sky so that as He ran very swiftly from the porch of His house to the mountain, neither His turban nor other garments became wet.
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