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Fourth Sarga

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Seeing the Bathing Places, Wells and So Forth of Mathura Manala

 shnuva karuna-sindho / mathurasya katha shubham

 adau madhu-puri pashya / raja-dhani su-shobhanam 1

   shnuva - please hear; karuna-sindho - O ocean of mercy; mathurasya - of Mathura; katham - description; shubham - sublime; adau - in the beginning; madhu-purim; pashya - behold; raja-dhanim - capital; su-shobhanam - very beautiful.

  Krishna Dasa continued, "Listen, O ocean of mercy, to the sublime description of Mathura Manala. First behold the very beautiful capital of Madhupuri.

 triu parisareuccair / durga praciram uttamam

 puryyah purvve dakinabhimukhe vahati bhanuja 2

   triu - in the three; parisareu - sides; uccai - lofty; durgam - inaccesible; praciram - wall; uttamam - excellent; puryah - of the city; purve - on the east; dakina - south; abhimukhe - towards; vahati - she flows; bhanu-ja - the daughter of the sun-god, Yamuna.

  "Surrounding the city on three sides is an excellent and insumountable wall, and on its eastern side, the daughter of the sun flows southwards.

 uttare dakine ca dvau / dvarau ratna-kavatikau

 raja-vati naite syan / nana-ratna-vibhuitam 3

   uttare - on the north; dakine - on the south; ca - and; dvau - two; dvarau - gates; ratna-kavatikau - jewelled doors; raja-vatim - the king's garden; naite - to the southwest; syat - let it be; nana-ratna - by many gems; vibhuitam - ornamented.

  "On the northern and southern sides are two large gates equipped with smaller entrance doors that are composed of jewelled panels. To the southwest lies the king's garden, the embellishments of which are inlaid with many gems.

 purvvottarabhya dvaraish ca / ratna-yajnai samanvitam

 vatya uttara-parshve ca / vedi rajopaveshanam 4

   purva-uttarabhyam - east and north; dvarai - by doors; ca - and ratna - made of jewels; yajnai - sacrificial; samanvitam - endowed with; vatya - of the garden; uttara-parshve - on the northern side; ca - and; vedim - raised platform; raja-upaveshanam - the king's throne.

  "On the east and north of the city are entrances with jewelled gates. They are replete with bejewelled places for performing fire yajnas. On the northern side of the garden is a dais for the king's throne.

 vatavya khalu puryyash ca / bandanagaram eva ca

 tasyapi dakine mutra-sthana pashya yatha-sukham 5

   vatavyam - on the northwest; khalu - indeed; purya - of the city; ca - and; bandana-agaram - house of bondage (a prison); eva - indeed; ca - and; tasya - of that; api - also; dakine - to the south; mutra-sthanam - the place of urine; pashya - please look; yatha-sukham - to your pleasure.

  "To the northwest of the city lies the prison, and to its south please observe to Your satisfaction the place where baby Krishna passed urine.

 asya vivarana vakye / shnu savahita prabho

 kasad bhito hi bhagavan / vasudeva udara-dhih 6

 knam adaya nandasya / gotha gacchan maha-manah

 jnatva kroda-sthita kna / mutrayan sa-tvara muda 7

 aya prastaram aruhya / sthitah sa ca kana prabho

 knasya mutra-cihno 'yam / vartate prastaropari 8

   asya - of that; vivaranam - explanation; vakye - I shall speak; shnu - please hear; sa-avahitam - with attention; prabho - O Master; kasat - from Kasa; bhita - frightened; hi - certainly; bhagavan - the all-opulent; vasudeva - Krishna's father; udara-dhih - magnanimous; k-nam - who stops the cycle of birth and death; adaya - taking; nandasya - of Nanda; gotham - the cow-barns; gacchan - going; maha-manah - high-minded; jnatva - knowing; kroda-sthitam - placed at his chest; knam - all-attractive; mutrayan - urinating; sa-tvaram - abruptly; muda - with joy; ayam - this; prastaram - rock; aruhya - climbing; sthitah - placed; sa - he; ca - and; kanam - momentarily; prabho - O Master; knasya - of Krishna; mutra-cihna - the urine mark; ayam - this; vartate - it shines; prastara - of the rock; upari - on the top.

  "I shall give a description of that incident. O Prabhu, please hear it with attention. Out of fear of Kasa, the magnanimous and noble Vasudeva took the newly born Krishna in his arms and walked towards the cowherd settlement of Nanda. As Vasudeva held Shri Krishna to his chest, he became aware that the baby was urinating. In a jubilant mood he quickly climbed upon this rock and set Him down for a moment. O Prabhu, this is the mark of Krishna's urine which shines on the top of the rock.

 ata eva janah sarvve / mutra-sthana vadanti hi

 uddhavasya gha pashya / dakine 'sya tad eva tam 9

   ata - thus; eva - truly; janah - people; sarve - all; mutra-sthanam - the place of urine; vadanti - they call; hi - certainly; uddhavasya - of Uddhava; gham - the house; pashya - please see; dakine - to the south; asya - of this place; tada - then; iva - like; tam - that.

  "Thus all the people call this place Mutra-sthanam or the Place of Urine. Please see to the south of this spot the house of Uddhava."

 shrutva hunkara kurvvanta / prabhu dtva dvijottamah

 bhitah kila su-medhash ca / ktanjalir uvaca ha 10

   shrutva - hearing; hunkaram - roaring sound; kurvantam - making; prabhum - the Master; dtva - seeing; dvija-uttamah - the elevated brahmana; bhitah - anxious; kila - certainly; su-medha - very intelligent; ca - and; kta-anjali - folded hands; uvaca - said; ha - verily.

  Hearing this, the Lord made a thunderous roar. Glancing at Prabhu, the very intelligent and spiritually advanced brahmana became anxious, and with folded hands addressed Him as follows:

 shnuva vacana kna / lilakarin jagad-guro

 sthirah san darshanad eva / sukham eva bhaved dhruvam 11

 shnuva - please hear; vacanam - my words; kna - O Krishna; lila-karin - O creator of pastimes; jagat-guro - O spiritual master of all sentient beings; sthirah - steady; san - being; darshanat - while seeing; eva - certainly; sukham - happily; eva - indeed; bhavet - it can be; dhruvam - factually.

  "Please hear my words, O Krishna! O enactor of divine pleasure-pastimes! O jagadguru! One who remains sober while taking darshana of the holy places can indeed achieve true satisfaction.

 rajakasya gha pashyoddhavasya gha-purvvatah

 rajakasya ghat purvve / malakara-gha tatha 12

   rajakasya - of the washerman; gham - house; pashya - behold; uddhavasya - of Uddhava; gha-purvatah - to the east; rajakasya - of the washerman; ghat - from that house; purve - to the east; malakara-gham - the house of the flower-garland maker; tatha - also.

  "Please see the house of the washerman to the east of Uddhava's house, and to the east of the washerman's house You can also see the house of the garland-maker.

 asyapi dakine kubja-gha deva-vinirmmitam

 kubjaya naijhate ranga-sthala parama-shobhanam 13

   asya - of that; api - also; dakine - to the south; kubja-gham - the house of the hunch-backed woman; deva-vinirmitam - built by the gods; kubjaya - of Kubja; naijhate - southwest; ranga-sthalam - display arena; parama-shobhanam - extremely beautiful.

  "To the south of this house is the house of Kubja, the hunch-backed woman, which was built by Vishvakarma, and to the southwest of Kubja's house lies the extremely beautiful Ranga-sthalam, the wrestling arena.

 rangasthalasyagni-kone / vasudeva-gha shubham

 ugrasena-gha casya / caishanya vidhina ktam 14

   ranga-sthalasya - of the display arena; agni-kone - south-east, the quarter of Agni (the fire-god); vasudeva-gham - the house of Vasudeva; shubham - splendid; ugrasena-gham - the house of Ugrasena; ca - and; asya - of that; ca - and; aishanyam - north-east, the quarter of Ishana (Shiva); vidhina - by Vidhi, the preceptor (Brahma); ktam - made.

  "To the southeast of the Ranga-sthalam lies the splendid house of Vasudeva, and to the northwest of it stands the house of Ugrasena, built by Lord Brahma.

 asyapi dakine pashya / kna-murtti gata-shramam

 dtva ta shri-gaura-candrah / pulakango babhuva ha 15

   asya - of that; api - and; dakine - to the south; pashya - please behold; kna-murtim - the form of Krishna; gata-shramam - free from strife; dtva - seeing; tam - that; shri-gaura-candrah - the Golden Moon; pulaka-anga - thrill bumps; babhuva - became; ha - verily.

  "Please see to the south the Deity form of Krishna known as Gata-shrama, which means forever free from anxiety." When Shri Gaura Candra saw that form of Shri Krishna, His body became covered with ecstatic pulakas.

 vishrama shrama-shanta ca / kasa-khaliti sanjnakam

 prayagam tindu-namana / saptari-moka-kotikam 16

 bodhi-shiva-ganeshadi-dvadasha-ghatta-sanjnakam

 kramad dakinato jneya / tirtha-raja mahaprabham 17

   vishramam; shrama-shantam; ca - and; kasa-khali; iti - thus; sanjnakam - known; prayagam; tindu; namanam - of the name; sapta-rii; moka; kotikam; bodhi; shiva; ganesha; adi - headed by; dvadasha-ghatta - twelve bathing places; sanjnakam - known; kramat - in sequence; dakinata - to the south; jneyam - known; tirtha-rajam - the king of tirthas; maha-prabham - very effulgent.

  "The twelve extremely effulgent ghatöas or bathing places to the south of the city are known in sequence by these names: Vishrama, Shrama-shanta, Kasa-khali, Prayaga, Tindu, Saptarshi, Moksha, Koöika, Bodhi, Shiva, Ganesha, and Rajatirtha.

 puryyash ca dakine ranga-bhumi kna-sukha-pradam

 asyash ca dakine kupa / pashya shri-kna-hetave 18

 kasena khanita tena / kasa-kupam itiryyate

 asyapi nairjhate kundam / agastyena vinirmitam 19

   purya - of the city; ca - and; dakine - on the south; ranga-bhumim - the display arena; kna-sukha-pradam - giving joy to Krishna; asya - of that place; ca - and; dakine - to the south; kupam - a well; pashya - please see; shri-kna-hetave - for the sake of Shri Krishna; kasena - by Kasa; khanitam - dug; tena - by him; kasa-kupam - the well of Kasa; iti - thus; iryate - it is called; asya - of that; api - also; nairjhate - to the southwest; kundam - pond; agastyena - by Agastya Muni; vinirmitam - made.

  "Ranga-bhumi (the sporting arena), which gives pleasure to Shri Krishna, lies in the southern portion of the city. To its south, please see the well dug by Kasa for the purpose (of throwing) Krishna. It is thus known as Kasa Kupa or the well of Kasa. To the southwest is a kuna made by Agastya Muni.

 puryyash cottaratah sapta-samudra-kunda-sanjnakam

 prastara pashya devakyah / putra-nashaya nirmitam 20

   purya - of the city; ca - and; uttaratah - to the north; sapta-samudra - seven oceans; kunda-sanjnakam - the pond known as; prastaram - rock; pashya - see; devakyah - of Devaki; putra-nashaya - for the destuction of her sons; nirmitam - designed.

  "To the north of the city is the kuna known as Sapta Samudra or Seven Oceans. See the rock used by Kasa for killing the six sons of Devaki."

 kaseneti hasan tanta / punah praha hasan dvijah

 asyapy uttaratah pashya / linga bhuteshvara prabho 21

   kasena - by Kasa; iti - thus; hasan - laughing; tantam - shining; punah - again; praha - he said; hasan - smiling; dvijah - the brahmana; asya - of that; api - also; uttaratah - to the north; pashya - see; lingam - the sacred phallus of Lord Shiva; bhuta-ishvaram - the controller of all beings; prabho - O Master.

  The Lord laughed upon hearing this, and the brahmana also laughed and said, "Prabhu, to the north of this spot You may see Bhuteshvara Lingam, the form of Lord Shiva, the master of all living beings.

 punash ca yamuna pashya / sarasvati-samanvitam

 dashashvamedha-ghaööa ca / tatraiva soma-tirthakam 22

   puna - again; ca - and; yamuna; pashya - see; sarasvati-samanvitam - joined with the Sarasvati; dasha-ashvamedha - ten horse sacrifices; ghaööam - bathing place; ca - and; tatra - there; eva - certainly; soma-tirthakam.

  "Again behold the Yamuna river, now joined with the Sarasvati. Here is the Dashashvamedha Ghaööa, and there is Soma Tirtha.

 kanöhabharana sanjna ca / naga-tirthabhidhanakam

 samyamakhyaka-kundadi puri-prasara-sankulam 23

   kanöha-abharanam - neck ornament; sanjnam - known; ca - and; naga-tirtha; abhidhanakam - called; samyama-akhyaka - known as Samyama; kunda-adi - ponds and so on; puri-prasara - surrounding the city; sankulam - joined together.

  "Here are the ghaööas named Kanöhabharana and Naga-tirtha, also the kunas headed by Samyama, where all the holy rivers combined together and surrounded the city."

 eva pradakini-ktva / mathura parameshvarah

 bhika cakara bhikanna / kna-dasa-grihe sukham 24

   evam - thus; pradakini-ktva - circumambulated; mathuram; parama-ishvarah - the Supreme Lord; bhikam cakara - accepted alms; bhika-annam - food accepted as alms; kna-dasa-grihe - in the house of Krishna Dasa; sukham - happily.

  After the Supreme Lord had finished circumambulating Mathura City, He begged for bhiksha and happily accepted the prasada offered to Him in the house of Krishna Dasa.

 smtvatha kna-dasena / sevita carana-dvayam

 shri-kna-paramananda-madhuryya kathayan prabhuh 25

   smtva - remembering; atha - then; kna-dasena - by Krishna Dasa; sevitam - served; carana-dvayam - the two feet; shri-kna-parama-ananda - the transcendentally blissful Shri Krishna; madhurya - sweetness; kathayan - speaking; prabhuh - the Master.

  Then while Krishna Dasa served Prabhu's feet, the Lord remembered and spoke of the sweetness of the transcendentally blissful Lord Shri Krishna.

   Thus ends the Fourth Sarga entitled "Seeing the Bathing Places, Wells and So Forth of Mathura Manala," in the Fourth Prakrama of the great poem Shri Chaitanya Carita.