Glorification of Sri Vrindaban dhama and the Yamuna River

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By Bhurijana dasa

Hare Krsna. In his own special mood and with his pure spiritual vision, Srila Prabhodananda Sarasvati glorifies Sri Vrindaban dhama and the Yamuna River:

“How can a person who has never seen Vrndavana’s Yamuna river, which is filled with eternally blooming indivara, kamala, kahlara, kumuda, and other lotus flowers, all filled with the sweet humming sounds of bumblebees, and which displays the places where Sri Sri Radha-Muralidhara and Their friends enjoyed transcendental pastimes, remain alive?”

“I bow before Vrndavana’s Yamuna river, which is eternally splendid with a lotus of many jewels, which flows from an ocean of bliss, which is delightful with many other colourful splendid flowers, which cannot be approached by the crowns of the three Vedas and which is filled with the sounds of maddened bees and birds.”

“Meditate on Vrndavana’s Yamuna river, which is dear to Lord Hari, which flows with a great flood of transcendental bliss, which has shores studded with jewels, waves chanting the Sama Veda, and swans, cranes, karandavas, datyuhas and other birds chanting the Rg veda.”

“May the Yamuna, where waters sweet as grape-sugar milk nectar are filled with golden lotus buds and other flowers, where the shores are made of many jewels, where the water is wonderful with the splashing of playful, splendid jewel fish, where there is a wonder of glistening jewel staircases, where the shores are very beautiful with groves of many kinds of wonderful flower filled trees and vines and fragrant with camphor and splendid bakula trees, where along the shores are frightened does with wide open eyes, where there sweet fragrance of many splendid forests of kadamba and campaka trees are everywhere, where there is an abundance of pollen, flying birds, pleasant breezes, and a sweet splendour everywhere, where forests groves are relfected in the deep waters, and where Sri Sri Radha-Krsna’s bliss increases, also increase the happiness of you all.”


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1 varahanarasimha

In the Garga Samhita it is stated:
Obaisences to Sri Yamuna ,who was born from Sri Krsna’s left shoulder.Obaisences to Sri Yamuna who has a spiritual form like that of Krsna.O Sri Yamuna, obaisences to you.Obaisences to you!

It is in the 4th Canto of Garga Samhita that also contains the 1000 names of Yamuna devi, Yamuna Kavacha etc

there it is also stated Sri Krsna resides in every drop of Yamuna water

antar bahir adhas cordhvam
disasu visisasu ca
samantat patu jagatah
paripurnatama priya

May the one who is dear to “Paripurnatama” (Krsna) always protect me from everything that is inside, outside, above, below, in the eight directions and in the entire univers
(last vers of the actual Yamuna Kavacha)

there is also the famour prayers by Rupa Gosswami to Yamunadevi

Prayers to Yamuna Devi-Yamunastakam

May Sri Yamuna, the daughter of Suryadeva, who saves one from having to enter the city of her brother Yamaraja, the sight of whom enables the most sinful persons to cross the ocean of sin, and the sweetness of whose water charms the hearts of everyone, always purify me.

May Sri Yamuna, the daughter of Suryadeva, who decorates the great Khandava forest with a stream of pleasant waters, who is filled with lotus flowers and dancing birds, and who blinds the terrible sins of they who desire to bath in her, always purify me.

May Sri Yamuna, the daughter of Suryadeva, a drop of whose water destroys the sinful reactions of the people, who creates a great flood of confidential pure devotional service to Sri Nandanandana, and who brings auspiciousness to they who desire to live on her shore, always purify me.

May Sri Yamuna, the daughter of Suryadeva, who divides the seven oceans and seven continents, who witnessed many of Lord Mukunda’s transcendental pastimes, and whose splendor rebukes a host of sapphires, always purify me.

May Sri Yamuna, the daughter of Suryadeva, who is decorated by the beautiful district of Mathura, who expertly protects they who follow the path of loving devotional service, and who with the playful motions of the waves that are her arms offers respectful obeisances to Padmanabha’s feet, always purify me.

May Sri Yamuna, the daughter of Suryadeva, whose charming shores are decorated with many lowing cows, who is filled with many splendid and fragrant kadamba flowers, and who is delighted to have the company of Lord Krsna’s devotees, always purify me.

May Sri Yamuna, the daughter of Suryadeva, who is filled with the warblings of thousands of joyful mallikaksa swans, who is worshiped by the Vaisnavas, devas, siddhas, and kinnaras, and the slightest scent of the fragrant breeze moving on whose shores stops the cycle of repeated birth and death, always purify me.

May Sri Yamuna, the daughter of Suryadeva, who is the famous, splendid, spiritual river flowing through the Bhur, Bhuvah and Svar planetary systems, who burns away the greatest sins, and who is fragrant with scented ointments from Lord Krsna’s transcendental body, always purify me.

O lotus eyed one, O daughter of Suryadeva, O rescuer from all sins, please flood with pure devotional service that person who, reciting these eight prayers with a cheerful heart, glorifies you, whose waves are pure and splendid, and who is accompanied by the demigods.

Comment posted by varahanarasimha on February 21st, 2007
2 varahanarasimha

In the Lalita-madhava, Rupa Gosvami explains that the movements of Krsna’s eyebrows are just like the Yamuna, and the smiling of Radharani is just like the moonshine. When the Yamuna and the moonshine come in contact on the bank of the river, the water tastes just like nectar, and drinking it gives great satisfaction. It is as cooling as piles of snow.”


(Nectar of Devotion, Chapter 44)

Comment posted by varahanarasimha on February 24th, 2007

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