Sri Gopala Vimsati – 7

Sri Venugopalan
Sri Venugopalan

I meditate on that child Gopala, who dragged the big mortar to which he was tied by his angry mother Yasodha. She wanted to teach him a lesson for stealing butter. As Yasodha went away, he checked around to make sure that she was out of sight and then pulled the tied mortar to the garden. He smiled with a sense of satisfaction that he duped his mother once again and his lips were rosy with that joy. He dragged the mortar further and went between two Marutha trees. The shock of the collision with the mortar broke the twin trees and the sons of Kubera, who stood as the trees in the garden of the Lord got released from their curse and regained their original bodies. I offer my worship to that blessed child, who freed the sons of Kubera from their existence as the twin trees.


Swamy Desikan is mortified over the thought of the Omnipotent Lord being tied with a husking mortar and states that he can only think about that sad situation of the UlUkala bhaddha KrishNan and could not dare to describe it in detail. Swamy Desikan says: “adiyEn shudders over this thought of you being bound to a big mortar by your exasperated Mother and adiyEn is powerless to describe that distressing scene”.

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