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Ulūkhalabandhana

[Cowherdesses say to Yaśodā] Look at the beautiful body of Hari (Kṛṣṇa). Why are you scolding Him like a heartless person? Just throw away that stick from your hands.[1]

[Since He is crying] Tear-drops associated with lovely eye-pigment (kajjala) are falling from His enticing eyes as if pure decorative juice is dripping slowly from a moon-like lotus.[2]

[O Yaśodā] We are losing the knowledge of self to the beauty of Kṛṣṇa, Who is adorned with the drops of (white) butter on the beautiful chest. It resembles a beautiful and huge mass of ice capped on top of an emerald mountain.[3]

O Yaśodā! Think again. You are angry with someone as nice as Kānhā (Kṛṣṇa). O Tulasīdāsa (the poet)! Who will remain angry after seeing such an enciting Kṛṣṇa, Who is the dear one of Nanda.[4]

Footnotes:

1 It is well known that Kṛṣṇa used to mishandle butter stock from Vraja. Once Yaśodā scolded Kṛṣṇa for breaking earthen pots and destroying butter stocks. Then Kṛṣṇa started feeding butter to some monkeys; as a result, He was tied to a wooden mortar by Yaśodā. In this poem, Tulasīdāsa narrates how the women of Vraja talk after Kṛṣṇa is tied to the mortar.

References

Poet: Tulasīdāsa

Book: Śrīkṛṣṇagītāvalī

Translator: Animesh Kumar

Submitter: Animesh Kumar

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