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SB 10.60.9

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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

TEXT 9

tāṁ rūpiṇīṁ śrīyam ananya-gatiṁ nirīkṣya
yā līlayā dhṛta-tanor anurūpa-rūpā
prītaḥ smayann alaka-kuṇḍala-niṣka-kaṇṭha-
vaktrollasat-smita-sudhāṁ harir ābabhāṣe


SYNONYMS

tām—her; rūpiṇīm—appearing in person; śrīyam—the goddess of fortune; ananya—having no other; gatim—goal; nirīkṣya—seeing; —she who; līlayā—as His pastime; dhṛta—of Him who assumes; tanoḥ—bodies; anurūpa—corresponding; rūpā—whose forms; prītaḥ—pleased; smayan—smiling; alaka—with locks of hair; kuṇḍala—earrings; niṣka—neck ornament; kaṇṭha—on her throat; vaktra—face; ullasat—bright and happy; smita—smile; sudhām—nectar; hariḥ—Lord Kṛṣṇa; ābabhāṣe—spoke.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


TRANSLATION

As He contemplated her, the goddess of fortune herself, who desires only Him, Lord Kṛṣṇa smiled. The Lord assumes various forms to enact His pastimes, and He was pleased that the form the goddess of fortune had assumed was just suitable for her to serve as His consort. Her charming face was adorned with curling hair, earrings, a locket on her neck, and the nectar of her bright, happy smile. The Lord then spoke to Her as follows.


PURPORT

Śrīla Śrīdhara Svāmī has quoted an interesting verse, spoken by Śrī Parāśara in the Viṣṇu Purāṇa:

devatve deva-deheyaṁ
manuṣyatve ca mānuṣī
viṣṇor dehānurūpāṁ vai
karoty eṣātmanas tanum

"When the Lord appears as a demigod, she [the goddess of fortune] takes the form of a demigoddess, and when He appears as a human being, she takes a humanlike form. Thus the body she assumes matches the one Lord Viṣṇu takes."

Śrīla Viśvanātha Cakravartī adds that as Lord Kṛṣṇa is even more beautiful than the Lord of Vaikuṇṭha, Lord Kṛṣṇa's consort Rukmiṇī-devī is even more attractive than the goddess of fortune in the Vaikuṇṭha world.



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