Canto 4: Creation of the Fourth OrderChapter 24: Chanting the Song Sung by Lord Śiva

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.24.23

tatra gāndharvam ākarṇya


visismyū rāja-putrās te

mṛdańga-paṇavādy anu


tatra — there; gāndharvam — musical sounds; ākarṇya — hearing; divya — heavenly; mārga — symmetrical; manaḥ-haram — beautiful; visismyuḥ — they became amazed; rāja-putrāḥ — all the sons of King Barhiṣat; te — all of them; mṛdańga — drums; paṇava — kettledrums; ādi — all together; anu — always.


The sons of the King became very much amazed when they heard vibrations from various drums and kettledrums along with other orderly musical sounds pleasing to the ear.


In addition to the various flowers and living entities about the lake, there were also many musical vibrations. The void of the impersonalists, which has no variegatedness, is not at all pleasing compared with such a scene. Actually one has to attain the perfection of sac-cid-ānanda, eternity, bliss and knowledge. Because the impersonalists deny these varieties of creation, they cannot actually enjoy transcendental bliss. The place where the Pracetās arrived was the abode of Lord Śiva. Impersonalists are generally worshipers of Lord Śiva, but Lord Śiva is never without variety in his abode. Thus wherever one goes, whether to the planet of Lord Śiva, Lord Viṣṇu or Lord Brahmā, there is variety to be enjoyed by persons full in knowledge and bliss.

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