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Sri Krishna Gitavali - 02 - Tulsidas


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Śrīkṛṣṇagītāvalī 02

Kṛṣṇa says, ‘‘O Mother! Give me a small but thick missī roṭī after adding clarified butter (ghī) to it.’’ Yaśodā says, ‘‘Take it Kanhaiyā.’’ Kṛṣṇa asks, ‘‘when will he (Balarāma) get it?’’ Yaśodā replies, ‘‘Very soon.’’ Kṛṣṇa replies, ‘‘I will eat this roṭī alone and I will not share it with Baladāū.’’ Yaśodā asks, ‘‘why so?’’ Kṛṣṇa replies, ‘‘O gentle woman, why does it bother you,’’ and roams here and there.[1]

Having called other children (in the neighborhood) and having shown them the piece of missī roṭī, Kṛṣṇa teases them. On watching the pranks (līlā) of Kṛṣṇa the cowherdesses and Yaśodā get elated. Kṛṣṇa jumps in joy upon hearing the tinkling of His own anklets and amulets, and He eats the roṭī while standing.[2]

Kṛṣṇa has a beautiful cloth at waist, He has a variegated hat (headgear) on head, and His spoken words entices the mind of sages. Tulasīdāsa says that the devagaṇa and the siddha shower flowers and they feel jealous of the supremely lucky dwellers of Vraja.[3]


Poet: Tulasīdāsa

Book: Śrīkṛṣṇagītāvalī

Translator: Animesh Kumar

Submitter: Animesh Kumar


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