|Canto 10: The Summum Bonum||Chapter 46: Uddhava Visits Vṛndāvana|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.46.9-13
nāditaḿ śuśmibhir vṛṣaiḥ
dhāvantībhiś ca vāsrābhir
itas tato vilańghadbhir
go-vatsair maṇḍitaḿ sitaiḥ
veṇūnāḿ niḥsvanena ca
gāyantībhiś ca karmāṇi
gopaiś ca su-virājitam
dhūpa-dīpaiś ca mālyaiś ca
padma-ṣaṇḍaiś ca maṇḍitam
vāsita — of the fertile (cows); arthe — for the sake; abhiyudhyadbhiḥ — who were fighting with one another; nāditam — resounding; śuśmibhiḥ — sexually aroused; vṛṣaiḥ — with the bulls; dhāvantībhiḥ — running; ca — and; vāsrābhiḥ — with the cows; udhaḥ — by their udders; bhāraiḥ — burdened; sva — after their own; vatsakān — calves; itaḥ tataḥ — here and there; vilańghadbhiḥ — jumping; go-vatsaiḥ — by the calves; maṇḍitam — adorned; sitaiḥ — white; go-doha — of the milking of the cows; śabda — by the sounds; abhiravam — reverberating; veṇūnām — of flutes; niḥsvanena — with the loud vibration; ca — and; gāyantībhiḥ — who were singing; ca — and; karmāṇi — about the deeds; śubhāni — auspicious; bala-kṛṣṇayoḥ — of Balarāma and Kṛṣṇa; su — finely; alańkṛtābhiḥ — ornamented; gopībhiḥ — with the cowherd women; gopaiḥ — the cowherd men; ca — and; su-virājitam — resplendent; agni — of the sacrificial fire; arka — the sun; atithi — guests; go — the cows; vipra — the brāhmaṇas; pitṛ — forefathers; deva — and demigods; arcana — with worship; anvitaiḥ — filled; dhūpa — with incense; dīpaiḥ — lamps; ca — and; mālyaiḥ — with flower garlands; ca — also; gopa-āvāsaiḥ — because of the homes of the cowherds; manaḥ-ramam — very attractive; sarvataḥ — on all sides; puṣpita — flowering; vanam — with the forest; dvija — of birds; ali — and bees; kula — with the swarms; nāditam — resounding; haḿsa — with swans; kāraṇḍava — and a certain species of duck; ākīrṇaiḥ — crowded; padma-ṣaṇḍaiḥ — with bowers of lotuses; ca — and; maṇḍitam — beautified.
Gokula resounded on all sides with the sounds of bulls in rut fighting with one another for fertile cows; with the mooing of cows, burdened by their udders, chasing after their calves; with the noise of milking and of the white calves jumping here and there; with the loud reverberation of flute-playing; and with the singing of the all-auspicious deeds of Kṛṣṇa and Balarāma by the cowherd men and women, who made the village resplendent with their wonderfully ornamented attire. The cowherds' homes in Gokula appeared most charming with their abundant paraphernalia for worship of the sacrificial fire, the sun, unexpected guests, the cows, the brāhmaṇas, the forefathers and the demigods. On all sides lay the flowering forest, echoing with flocks of birds and swarms of bees and beautified by its lakes crowded with swans, kāraṇḍava ducks and bowers of lotuses.
Although Gokula was merged in grief because of separation from Lord Kṛṣṇa, the Lord expanded His internal potency to cover that particular manifestation of Vraja and allow Uddhava to see the normal bustle and joy of Vraja at sunset.
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