|Canto 10: The Summum Bonum||Chapter 24: Worshiping Govardhana Hill|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.24.12
vaco niśamya nandasya
indrāya manyuḿ janayan
pitaraḿ prāha keśavaḥ
śrī śukaḥ uvāca — Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said; vacaḥ — the words; niśamya — hearing; nandasya — of Mahārāja Nanda; tathā — and also; anyeṣām — of the others; vraja-okasām — the residents of Vraja; indrāya — in Lord Indra; manyum — anger; janayan — generating; pitaram — to His father; prāha — spoke; keśavaḥ — Lord Keśava.
Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: When Lord Keśava [Kṛṣṇa] heard the statements of His father, Nanda, and other senior residents of Vraja, He addressed His father as follows, to arouse anger in Lord Indra.
Śrīla Śrīdhara Svāmī explains that Lord Kṛṣṇa's intention was not simply to insult a demigod, but rather to knock down the great mountain of false pride that had arisen within the Lord's tiny servant, who was supposed to represent the Lord as Indra. By lifting Govardhana Hill Lord Kṛṣṇa would thus initiate a blissful annual festival called Govardhana-pūjā, and He would further enjoy the pleasant pastime of dwelling for several days beneath the hill with all His loving devotees.
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