Canto 3: The Status QuoChapter 2: Remembrance of Lord Kṛṣṇa

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.2.33

varṣatīndre vrajaḥ kopād

bhagnamāne 'tivihvalaḥ


trāto bhadrānugṛhṇatā


varṣatiin pouring water; indre — by the King of heaven, Indra; vrajaḥ — the land of cows (Vṛndāvana); kopāt bhagnamāne — having been in anger on being insulted; ati — highly; vihvalaḥ — perturbed; gotra — the hill for the cows; līlā-ātapatreṇa — by the pastime umbrella; trātaḥ — were protected; bhadraO sober one; anugṛhṇatā — by the merciful Lord.


O sober Vidura, King Indra, his honor having been insulted, poured water incessantly on Vṛndāvana, and thus the inhabitants of Vraja, the land of cows, were greatly distressed. But the compassionate Lord Kṛṣṇa saved them from danger with His pastime umbrella, the Govardhana Hill.

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