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Krishna, Yashoda, and Gopi - Sri Krishna Gitavali of Tulsidas


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Śrīkrṣṇagītāvalī 04

(Kṛṣṇa spoke about the cowherdesses:) O Mother! They are putting false blame on me. They are now habituated to wander into someone else’s home. That is why they use excuses (like this to come to our home).[1]

Due to them, I have stopped playing altogether; but still I am not able to avoid (their) complaints. They break their own utensils, immerse their hand in milk or curd, and (then) come to accuse me.[2]

Sometimes they make their own child cry, and then walk him by hand here (with the accuse that I have made them cry). They themselves do the misdeed and then blame it on someone else. Their speech is superior (in arguments) to Brahmā.[3]

To know my habits, please ask Balarāma. I am always playing with Him. I do not like the children who are unkind towards others. Then how can I myself be unkind to someone?[4]

Upon listening to the clever defense of Kṛṣṇa, the cowherdesses blush and hide their face. Tulasīdāsa says that the līlā of Baby Gopāla is sung by the sages (muni).[5]


Poet: Tulasīdāsa

Book: Śrīkṛṣṇagītāvalī

Translator: Animesh Kumar

Submitter: Animesh Kumar


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