"With many charming jewel boulders, the mountain named Govardhana offers
a sitting place for Lord Krsna. With the cooing of many birds Govardhana
offers Lord Krsna a welcome. With its swiftly flowing streams filled with
lotus flowers, durva grass, and syamaka seeds, Govardhana offers padya. With
limitless new shoots of darbha grass growing near deer-hoofprint puddles, Govardhana offers arghya.
With ponds where jati, lavanga and kakkola grow on the shores
Govardhana offers acamaniya. With fresh, fresh, fresh, yoghurt, ghee, and
honey Govardhana offers madhuparka. With water from a clear spring at its
summit Govardhana offers bathing water.
With golden tree bark, fine like silk,
Govardhana offers garments. With fragrant powders, sandal paste, and red and
white minerals Govardhana offers fragrant ointment. With blooms of malati
vines and other vines Govardhana offers pleasing flowers.
With the dust raised by the surabhi cows hooves Govardhana offers incense.
With the glistening of its many jewels Govardhana offers a glittering lamp even
in the daytime. With charming gunja, peacock feathers, clusters of flowers,
and many other pleasing objects, Govardhana offers ornaments.
fruits and roots Govardhana offers delicious meals. With cool flower-scented
water mixed with fragrant and pure tulasi leaves Govardhana offers water to
rinse the mouth. With campaka flowers and other glorious blooming flowers
moving in the gentle breeze Govardhana offers arati.
With budding nakula
flowers and other trees Govardhana offers a graceful parasol. With blooming
branches moving in the breezes from the Malaya Hills, Govardhana offers the
service of fanning Lord Krsna. With the dancing of the cooing peacocks
Govardhana offers a festival of dancing.
When, attracted by Krsna’s
flute music carried by the breeze, a gopi comes, Govardhana prepares a soft
couch of flowers. With the cuckoos’ cooing Govardhana makes sweet singing.
Gazing at Lord Krsna and performing these services to please Him, Govardhana
Hill confirms his reputation as the best of the Lord’s servants."
(from Sri Gopala-campu, 1.77)
Posted by Kurma on 19/10/09; 9:04:44 AM
from the dept.