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Title: 07 Chp Atharva Veda about Navadvipa

User: Swami Gaurangapada Date: 2006-07-16 17:39:02


Shruti & Smriti Shastras repeatedly describe Shri Navadvipa-dhama





In the Atharva Veda (Third Kanda, Brahma-vibhaga), the Supreme Personality of Godhead Himself says:


ito ’ham krita-sannyaso ’vatarishyami sa-guno nirvedo nishkamo bhu-girbanas tira-stho ’lakanandayah* kalau catuh-sahasrabdhopari panca-sahasrabhyantare gaura-varno dirghangah sarva-lakshana-yukta isvara-prarthito nija-rasasvado bhakta-rupo misrakhyo vidita-yogah syam


“Towards the end of the period between 4000 to 5000 years in Kali-yuga, I will descend on the earth as a golden-complexioned saintly brahmana in a place by the Ganges’ shore (*Navadvipa) and later become the crest-jewel of all sannyasis, exhibiting all My transcendental qualities, including supreme renunciation and complete detachment from material desires. I will display all the thirty-two bodily symptoms of a great personality, with My arms extending to my knees. I will become My own devotee, very advanced in bhakti-yoga, and will teach the worship of Lord Krishna (Myself) by the chanting of My own holy names, relishing the mellows of My own devotional service. At that time, only My most confidential devotees will be able to understand Me.”