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SB 10.15.3

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Please note: The synonyms, translation and purport of this verse were composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


tan mañju-ghoṣāli-mṛga-dvijākulaṁ
vātena juṣṭaṁ śata-patra-gandhinā
nirīkṣya rantuṁ bhagavān mano dadhe


tat—that forest; mañju—charming; ghoṣa—whose sounds; ali—with bees; mṛga—animals; dvija—and birds; ākulam—filled; mahat—of great souls; manaḥ—the minds; prakhya—resembling; payaḥ—whose water; sarasvatā—with a lake; vātena—by the wind; juṣṭam—served; śata-patra—of hundred-petaled lotuses; gandhinā—with the fragrance; nirīkṣya—observing; rantum—to take pleasure; bhagavān—the Supreme Personality of Godhead; manaḥ—His mind; dadhe—turned.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


The Supreme Personality of Godhead looked over that forest, which resounded with the charming sounds of bees, animals and birds, and which was enhanced by a lake whose clear water resembled the minds of great souls and by a breeze carrying the fragrance of hundred-petaled lotuses. Seeing all this, Lord Kṛṣṇa decided to enjoy the auspicious atmosphere.


Lord Kṛṣṇa saw that the Vṛndāvana forest was giving pleasure to all five senses. The bees, birds, and animals made charming sounds that brought sweet pleasure to the ears. The wind was faithfully rendering service to the Lord by blowing throughout the forest, carrying the cool moisture of a transparent lake and thus giving pleasure to the sense of touch. By the sweetness of the wind, even the sense of taste was being stimulated, and the fragrance of lotus flowers was bringing pleasure to the nostrils. And the entire forest was endowed with heavenly beauty, which was giving spiritual bliss to the eyes. Śrīla Viśvanātha Cakravartī Ṭhākura has thus explained the significance of this verse.

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