Suka Goes To Simhala as the Envoy of Lord Kalki. Conversation Between Padmavati And Suka.
Suka said: Thereafter, while surrounded by her relatives and companions, and herself highly astonished, Padmavati addressed one of her friends, named Vimala, while still remembering her husband, Lord Hari.
Padmavati said: О Vimala, is it my destiny, dictated by providence, that any man who desires me will turn into a woman?
I am extremely unfortunate and sinful. Just as sowing seeds on barren land is useless, my worship of Lord Siva has proved futile.
Will the Supreme Lord, Hari,the master of the universe, controller of all controllers, and husband of LaksmI, ever accept me as His consort?
If the words of Lord Siva prove false, and if Lord Hari does not accept me, I will certainly end my life by entering fire while remembering the lotus feet of the Lord. Alas, I am a lowly human being. How insignificant I am and how great is Lord Hari, the master of the demigods! The creator must be angry with me, otherwise why would Sankara, whose forehead is decorated with the mark of the moon, deceive me?
I am still living, even after being rejected by Lord Hari. Who other tHari me would remain alive in such a situation?
О Lord Kalkl, when I heard these lamentations of Padmavati, whose character is spotless, I could not wait any longer, and so I approached You without delay.
After hearing these words of Suka, Lord Kalki felt elated He said My dear Suka, you must go at once and pacify my beloved Padmavati.
I consider you to be my best well wishing friend Please go to Padmavati as My messenger, and after describing my beauty and qualities to her, return to Me.
Padmavati is very dear to Me Indeed, I am her eternal husband Our union has already been destined by providence Therefore, you act on My behalf so that we can meet one another.
you are the knower of everything You know all the rules and regulations prescribed in the Vedas You also understand about the proper time and circumstances Therefore, pacify Padmavati with your nectarean words and then return to Me with her assurance.
Being instructed by Lord Kalki in this way, Suka became jubilant as his entire body became filled with ecstasy He offered his obeisances to the Lord and quickb, departed for Simhala.
Thus, Suka, the great parrot, crossed the ocean Upon reaching his destination, he first bathed, drank some water, and ate many sweet and ripe fruit After that, he entered the king’s palace and sat at the top of a nagakesara tree, which was situated within the compound of the ladies’ quarters After some time, the magnanimous Suka saw Padmavati approach, and so he addressed her in a human voice О beautiful lady with a most charming face, your eyes appear to be very restless. By seeing you, I feel that you are Laksmi, the goddess of fortune.
Your face resembles a lotus flower. The aroma of your body is like the scent of a lotus and your eyes are just like lotus petals. Your Hands are reddish, like lotus flowers, and you hold a lotus in your hand.
О beautiful one with a charming face, you simply bewilder all living entities I think that the creator had made you after collecting all the beautiful objects of the world.
Upon hearing these sweet words of Suka, PadmavatI, whose navel resembled a lotus, smiled and said: Who are you? Where have you come from? Are you a demigod or demon who has taken the form of a parrot? Is it out of compassion for me that you have come here?
Suka said: I am the knower of everything, and so I know the intensions of everyone. I am well aware of the real purport of all scriptures. I am highly regarded in the assembly of demigods, Gandharvas, and saintly kings.
I travel in outer space of my own free will. I have now come her just to see you. Although you are very learned, at present you are afflicted with grief, and thus you have given up all thoughts of enjoyment.
You have given up smiling, joking, speaking with others, the company of your friends, and all kinds of jewelry. By seeing you in such a pathetic condition, I feel morose and so I would like to hear your sweet voice, which defeats the song of a cuckoo. Only one who has undergone great austerities is able to hear the words that are produced by the combined effort of your teeth, lips, and tongue.
For you, the tenderness of a slrlsa flower and the brightness of the full moon are most insignificant. People always glorify the nectar and bliss of Brahman, but to you even this seems insignificant The pious exalted soul who will drink the nectar of your face while being held in the creepers of your arms does not require to perform any religious duties, such as performing penance, cHariting mantras, and giving charity.
Anyone who once beholds your beautiful face decorated with marks of tilaka, curly hair, swinging earrings, and beautiful eyes, will no longer have to accept another material body.
О daughter of King Brhadratha! О well-wisher of all! Please tell me the cause of your mental agony. You have no material attachment and yet you have become very weak because of mental distress. At present, you look like a golden deity covered by dust.
PadmavatI said: If Lord Hari is against someone then what is the use of beauty, opulence, and a prestigious lineage?
My dear bird, if you do not know why I am suffering then kindly hear with attention. I engaged in the worship of Lord Siva as a child, and also when I became a mature girl.
As a result of my worship, Lord lva, whose head is decorated with the sign of the moon, appeared before me along with Parvati and said: О Padmavati, ask me for a benediction.
When he saw me standing before him, my head hung low due to shyness, and my body fully covered, he assured me, saying, The Supreme Lord, Hari, will become your husband.
Whether he is a demigod, Gandharva, asura, or any other creature, if a male looks upon you with lust in his heart, then he will immediately turn into a woman.
Padmavati said to Suka: Let me tell you about the procedure for worshiping Lord Hari that Lord Siva described to me after awarding me that benediction.
These companions of mine that you see here—they were all great kings at the time of my svayambara, which was arranged by my father.
These kings were very Handsome, highly skilled, and unhmitedly powerful After they had assembled here with a desire to marry me, I entered the arena of my svayamvara, holding a necklace of jewels in my Hands. Although these kings had been sitting at ease, as soon as they saw me, their hearts were pierced by the arrows of Cupid, and some even fainted, falling onto the ground.
However, as soon as they stood up, having regained their composure, they where aghast to find that they had been transformed into women with rounded hips and heavy breasts.
О parrot, upon seeing themselves in this way, the kings became highly embarrassed and afraid to look at one another At last, with broken hearts, they decided to follow me as my companions.
Since that time, all these kings have been living with me as my companions. They are very talented women and are living under the shelter of my affection. Along with me, they also engage in worshiping Lord Hari, rending service unto Him, meditating upon the Lord, and performing austerities for His pleasure.
After hearing this wonderful story from the mouth of Padmavati, Suka continued to speak with her in a very pleasing manner, and then brought up the subject of Lord Hari’s worship.
Thus ends the translation of the sixth chapter of Sri KalkiPurana
The Procedure for Worshiping Lord Visnu.
Suka said: О auspicious lady, you are certainly most glorious and pious, and thus you exhibit unalloyed devotion for Lord Siva. Now I would like to hear about the procedure for worshiping Lord Hari as instructed by Lord Siva.
It is my good fortune that I have met you here today. Please describe in detail the worship of Lord Hari, for by hearing such topics, I will be freed from having to endure life in the lower species.
Worship of Lord Hari is a limb of pure devotional service, and it includes meditation upon the Lord and the cHariting of His mantras. Discussions of Lord Hari are always very pleasing to the ears and heart.
Padmavatl said: The procedure for worshiping Lord Hari that was described by Lord Siva is most sacred. By performing such worship, or even hearing about it with faith, one is immediately freed from all sinful reactions, even those for killing a spiritual master, cow, or brahmana. О parrot, hear attentively as I describe the procedure for worshiping Lord Hari that was instructed by Lord Siva.
Early in the morning, one should bathe and perform his other daily duties. He should then wash his Hands and feet, perform acamana, and sit on a proper asana to begin his worship of the Lord.
With a controlled mind, one should sit facing east and then perform the various nyasas and other required rituals. Thereafter, one should place all the articles for worship, such as arghya, in their proper places.
Before beginning, one should think of himself as being qualitatively one with Lord Visnu while displaying the kesava-kriti-nyasa Oneshould then invite Lord Harito be seated on a lotus asana within his heart.
One should then worship Lord Hari by offering Him various articles, including pddya, arghya, acamanya, snanlya, and ornaments. Next, one should meditate on the Lord, beginning from His lotus feet, gradually raising one’s attention to His face. The Lord should be meditated upon as being situated in one’s lotus-like heart He should be seen smiling as He fulfills all the desires of His devotees.
One should then chant от пато narayanaya svdhd and recite the following prayer: I take shelter of the lotus feet of Lord Hari, who is constantly meditated upon by learned mystic yogis He is the shelter of Goddess LaksmI, and the bee-like devotees drink the nectar of the tulasi buds at His lotus feet. His reddish nails have colored the water of the Ganges.
I meditate on the lotus feet of Lord Hari, which are decorated with varieties of precious jewels, which resemble the feet of a swan, and which are decorated with tinkling ankle bells. His cddara hangs to His lotus feet, and it appears like a flag flapping in the wind His lotus feet are adorned with three golden bangles.
I meditate on Lord Hari’s lotus feet, which are the color of the blue sapphire worn by Garuda Just as the beak of Garuda is reddish, so the toenails of the Lord are tinged with a pinkish hue The Lord’s lotus feet thus increase the beauty of the lower portion of His body, and are very pleasing to the eyes of His devotees.
I meditate upon Lord Hari’s knees, the beauty of which is enHariced because the end of His cddara, which is draped from His shoulder, resides there. The Lord’s carrier, Garuda, reveals His transcendental glories by singing narrations of His pastimes.
I meditate on Lord Hari’s waist, which is decorated with the three modes of material nature in the form of colorful cloth, which is the shelter of Lord Brahma, Yamaraja, and Kamadeva, and which is the lestmg place of His marginal energy, the living entities He is seated upon the back of His carrier, Garuda.
I meditate upon Lord Hari’s thin abdomen, which is decorated with three lines From His abdomen, a lotus flower sprouted that was the birth place of Lord Brahma and thus, the origin of the universe The Lord’s abdomen is the place of generation of the oceans, and is adorned with fine hair.
Lord Hari’s chest is decorated with kunkuma from Laksml’s breasts, as well as a beautiful necklace and the effulgence of the Kaustubha gem It is also adorned by the mark of Srivatsa, sandalwood paste, and a beautiful flower garland I meditate on the expansive chest of Lord Hari.
I meditate on Lord Hari’s charming right arms, which are decorated with bangles and a source of great beauty, and are expert in killing sinful demons The Lord’s right arms shine brightly because they hold a club and disc.
I meditate on Lord Muran’s left arms, which appear blackish like the trunk of an elephant The Lord’s left arms carry a lotus flower and conch shell, and are decorated with jeweled ornaments The reddish fingers of those long arms touch the Lord’s knees The encHariting Hands of the Lord are very pleasing to Goddess LaksmI.
I meditate upon Lord Hari’s beautiful throat, which is like the stem of His lotus-like face, which is decorated with three perfect lines, which is adorned with a flower garland, and which is like a stalk of delicious fruit in the form of mantras that award one liberation.
I meditate upon Lord Hari’s lotus face, which is tinged with the color of a red lotus flower and has beautiful by red lips The Lord’s face appears even more encHariting when He smiles, thus revelling His teeth Nectarean words emanate from His face, which is pleasing to the heart, decorated with restless eyes, and encHariting to the mind.
By the influence of Lord Hari’s eyebrows, one is relieved of entering the abode of Yamaraja Below the eyebrows are two encHariting nostrils, from which the creation, maintenance,and annihilation of the universes are enacted The Lord’s eyebrows are the impetus for many passionate pastimes They enHarice the beauty of the Iord’s face and they bring ecstasy to the heart of Laksmi.
I meditate on Lord Hari’s ears, which are adorned with fish-shaped earrings that swing to and fro on His cheeks and illuminate the four directions His ears appear slightly wrinkled due to carrying the burden of many ornaments.
I meditate on Lord Hari’s forehead, which is decorated with marks of beautiful tilaka, which is very attractive, and which emits a very sweet aroma The Lord’s forehead is also adorned with beautiful leaves painted with cow’s urine that captivates the hearts of all women His forehead is the shelter of Brahma, decorated with a jeweled crown, and is pleasing to the eyes and hearts of all.
I meditate upon Lord Hari’s long black curly hair, which His associates lovingly decorated with fragrant flowers, which breaks the chastity of Laksmi, which trembles in the wind, which resembles the color of a dark monsoon cloud, and which is most enchanting.
I take shelter of Lord Hari, who possesses a most attractive form, whose complexion is dark like a cloud, whose eyes resemble the moon and sun, whose eyebrows are charming like a rainbow, whose nose is long like the beak of a bird, whose eyes are broad like lotus petals, and whose yellow garments are the color of lightning.
I am a fallen soul who is devoid of devotional service to You as prescribed in the Vedic literature My body is filled with smful propensities, and is a reservoir of misery I am under the control of greed,lamentation, and illusion, and thus overwhelmed by mental agony О Lord Vasudeva, kindly deliver me by Your merciful glance.
Those exalted souls who diligently follow all the prescribed rules and regulations, who repeatedly bow down before the original Personality of Godhead, who worship Him and offer Him this garland of sixteen prayers with unalloyed devotion, will be purified of all sins and thus merge into the ocean of transcendental bliss.
This prayer spoken by Lord Siva to Padmavati is supremely pure, most glorious, and the giver of fame. It awards one a long duration of life full of peace and prosperity, and residence in the heavenly planets after death.
Simply by reciting this prayer, a fortunate soul will achieve all four objectives of life, both in this world and the next.
Thus ends the translation of the seventh chapter of Sri Kalki Purana.
Conversation Between Padmavati and Suka Lord Kalki Goes To Simhala.
Suta Gosvami said: After hearing these instructions fiom the mouth of Padmavati, Suka, who is honored by all saintlv persons, very sober, and a representative of Lord Kalki, said: О Padmavati, kindly describe the various limbs of Lord Hari’s worship. I will perform them as I travel throughout the three worlds.
Padmavati said, A devotee who is well-versed in the chanting of mantras should meditate on Lord Hari as I have described, beginning from His lotus feet and gradually rising to His head, while accepting Him as the Lord of the universe and the Supersoul of all living beings Thereafter, he should faithfully chant the mula-mantra.
A pious devotee should offer his obeisances to the Lord after cHariting the mula-mantra, falling flat onto the ground. He should then offer the remnants of Lord Visnu’s food to His associates, such as Vis’vaksena, and after doing so, perform sankirtana by chanting and dancing, while perceiving the all-pervading Lord within his heart.
Thereafter, the devotee should touch the remnants of the Lord’s flower garland to his head and then honor His remnants of food. This is the proper way to worship the Lord of Laksml.
By worshiping the Supreme Lord in this way, a materialistic devotee will have all of his desires fulfilled, and an unalloyed devotee will attain liberation from material existence. Such worship is very pleasing to the demigods, human beings, and Gandharvas.
Suka said: О chaste one, I have heard with full attention your description of the characteristics of devotional service to the Supreme Lord. Now, by your mercy, I will be able to free myself from all sinful reactions, even though I am not a great devotee. I now see you as a golden deity decorated with jeweled ornaments and full of life. By seeing your form, which is very rarely visible in the three worlds, I am convinced that you are none other than Laksmi.
I cannot think of any woman whose beauty, characteristics, and personality are equal to yours. For this reason, it would be very difficult to find a suitable husband for you withm the three worlds.
And yet, I have found a suitable match for you across the sea. He is all-attractive, extraordinarily qualified, and non-different from the Supreme Personality of Godhead While gazing upon His encHariting body, one cannot imagine that it had been made b) the creator. After lengthy deliberation, I have concluded that He is directly the Supreme Lord, Hari.
I feel within the core of my heart that I have seen the supremely powerful Lord Hari, upon whom you always meditate. 1 do not find any difference between His form and the form of Lord Hari.
Padmavati said: О parrot, please tell me—where is His place of birth? If you know more about Him then tell me what He has accomplished in His life.
О bird, why are you sitting at the top of this tree?Please come down and sit next to me. I will treat you with respect and so do not be afraid. Come and have some sweet juicy fruit that I brought and drink some pure water.
Alas!How beautiful is your beak, so bright and redder than a ruby! I would b e happy to plate your beak with gold Indeed, I will decorate your neck with a sunstone s e t i n a gold locket. I will cover your wings with pearls and decorate your entire body with marks of fragrant kunkuma. Thus, anyone who sees you will become very pleased.
I will decorate your tail with a strand o f precious jewels. When you fly through the sky, this strand o f jewels will make an encHariting sound.I will decorate your feet with ornaments so that when vou walk, there will be the beautiful sound o f tinkling bells.
My distress has been dissipated by hearing your nectarean words. Now, kindly instruct me what can I do fo r you? I and my companions are prepared to do whatever you ask.
Upon hearing these words of Padmavatl, Suka descended from the treetop and spoke as follows.
The parrot said: The supremely merciful Lord of LaksmI has already made His advent at the house of a great brahmana named Visnuyasa in the village of Sambhala. He has appeared to re-establish the principles of religion, having been requested to do so by His exalted devotees.
He is residing with His brothers and other relatives. After His sacred thread ceremony, He went to the asrama of Parasurama of the Bhrgudynasty,whereHemasteredtheVedas.Healsomasteredthearts of discharging arrows and music. He received a sword, horse, parrot, and shield from Mahadeva, as a benediction. Thereafter, He returned home to Sambhala and began helping the king, Visakhayupa, protect religious principles and destroy those who practice irreligion.
After hearing this from Suka, Padmavatl’s happiness knew no bounds. Her lotus-like face brightened and she immediately sent Suka to bring Lord Kalki.
She decorated Suka with golden ornaments and spoke to him with folded Hands.
Padmavati said- О parrot, you know the request that I will make of you. What more can I say? If the Lord refuses to come here, fearing that He might also turn into a woman, then simply convey my obeisances to Him and describe everything that has happened as a result of my past misdeeds. Also, inform Him of how the benediction that Lord Siva awarded me has now become a curse.
The benediction I received from Lord Siva was that any male who looked at me with lust would immediately turn into a woman. After hearing these statements of PadmavatI, Suka pacified her and repeatedly offered his obeisances After giving her sufficient assurances, he flew into the sky and within a short time, arrived at the village of Sambhala, which was protected by Lord Kalki When Lord Kalki, the destroyer of demons, heard the news of Suka’s arrival, He became jubilant When they met, Lord Kalki placed Suka upon His lap and thus saw that his entire body was decorated with golden ornaments.
The all-powerful Lord Kalki caressed Suka’s body with His left palm and offered him some water to drink Indeed, the Lord almost touched Suka’s lips with His own as He said My dear SukaWhere have you been during your travels?Where are you coming from just now? What are the wonderful things that you have seen?
What were you doing for such a long time How did you get these jeweled ornaments 1 have been longing to meet you, throughout the days.
Indeed, even a moment of separation from you seemed to Me more tHari a yuga.
When the magnanimous Suka heard these words of Lord Kalki, he repeatedly offered his obeisances and then began speaking, telling everything about his meeting with Padmavati He described their conversation, and told the story of how she had given him the jeweled ornaments.
After hearing everything about Padmavati from Suka, Lord Kalki became very attached to her Without further delay, the Lord mounted the horse that was given to Him by Siva and happily departed for the Simhala island.
This island was situated far across the ocean, and thus surrounded by water on all sides It was thickly populated, many airplanes were seen there, and it shone with the splendor of countless jewels and gold.
The city was decorated with many palaces and massive gates On top of the gates and palaces were placed colorful flags that increased the beauty of the island There were assembly houses, raised platforms, memorials, domed buildings, and concrete roads Indeed, there was no end to the beauty of this magnificent city.
Soon after Lord Kalki’s arrival at Simhala, He gazed upon the city, which was known as KarumatI This city was adorned with a nice lake filled with lotus flowers The water of the lake was never still, due to the swans that were always swimming here and there Swarms of humming bees came from the nearby forest to drink the honey of the lotus flowers.
Many swans, cranes, and other aquatic birds that were swimming in the lake created a very pleasing sound The cooling breezes skimming across the waves of the lake gave pleasure to the trees and plants growing on the shore.
The forests surrounding the lake contained many varieties of trees, including kadamba kuddala and sala While walking in the forest Lord Kalki became jubilant by seeing its beauty With great affection He said Mydear Suka, I want to bathe at this place. Understanding the Lord’s intention, Suka humbly said, My dear Lord, permit me to go and meet Padmavati. Thus Suka came before Padmavati and informed her of Lord Kalki’s arrival.
Thus ends the translation of the eighth chapter of Sri Kalki Purana.
The Meeting of Lord Kalki and Padmavati.
Sura Gosvami said Lord Kalki dismounted and sat on a divine altar that was bedecked with emeralds, crystal, and other precious stones, which was situated by the pathway used by people to bring water from the lake The Lord saw swarms of humming bees hovering around the full> blossomed lotus flowers in the lake, fully intoxicated Ъ) their fragrance The forest was cool because of the shade provided by the kadamba trees. After sitting down comfortably, Lord Kalki sent Suka to see Padmavati.
Suka flew to the residence of Padmavati and sat at the top of a nagakesara tree. From there, he saw Padmavati lying down on a lotus shaped bed inside the palace, surrounded by her companions
Her face looked dry and pale, due to her warm breathing, which was a sign of her intense separation from the Lord. She held a fully blossomed lotus flower smeared with sandalwood paste, slowly moving it from side to side.
Although a gentle cooling breeze blew, carrying fine drops of water, the pollen of lotus flowers, and the aroma of various other flowers, which was certainly very pleasant, PadmavatI did not take any pleasure in it at all, but instead criticized it.
When Suka saw Padmavatl’s pathetic condition, he attempted to pacify her with sweet words. PadmavatI then said: О Suka, may you achieve auspiciousness. I hope that you journey has been fruitful. The bird said: Yes, I feel that everything is going as planned.
PadmavatI said: О parrot, since your departure, I have simply been waiting anxiously for your return Suka said: I think that there is a remedy so that all of -your misery will be vanquished. Padma said: I must be very unfortunate because I am not able to gain any relief from my suffering. The bird said: О devotee of Lord Siva, it will not be difficult to dispel your anguish.
Padmavatl said: О Suka, I am so unfortunate. How will my desire ever be fulfilled? Suka said: О gentle lady, your desire will be fulfilled very soon. I have brought the Lord of your heart and He is waiting by the side of the lake.
Upon realizing that her long cherished desire would soon be fulfilled, PadmavatI became filled with joy and the hairs of her body stood on end. She touched her lips to the lips of the parrot and fixed her eyes on his eyes Padmavatl’s eight principle companions – Vimala, Malml, Lola, Kamala, Kamakandala, Vilasini, CarumatI, and Kumuda – were preparing to go to the lake to enjoy playing in the water Padma addressed her companions- My dear friends, let us go now to the lake and enjoy ourselves.
After saying this, Padmavati hurriedly mounted a palanquin and left the palace, along with her nicely dressed companions She was in a hurry to see Lord Kalki, and she reminded one of how Rukmmi had left her palace to meet Sri Krsna, the Lord of the Yadus.
While Padmavati was going to the lake, all the male citizens ran away, here and there, fearing that they might turn into females if they looked at the princess After their wives had seen that they had returned home safely, the men peacefully engaged in the worship of the Supreme Lord.
In this way, the road became devoid of men Padamavati’s palanquin was carried by young, strongly built women According to the plan of Suka, Padmavati traveled to the lake by palanquin, surrounded bv her companions.
Soon, Padmavati and her companions, whose faces resembled full moons, and whose forms were very charming to behold, arrived at the lake The water of the lake was fragrant because of the presence of many fully blossomed lotus flowers The swans and cranes created a beautiful sound In this setting, all the girls entered the water and began plaung with great merriment.
Bees became captivated by the aroma emanating from the girls’ lotus like faces Indeed, they became so intoxicated that they gave up enjoying the nectar of the lotus flowers. Although the girls repeatedly tried to drive the bees away, they kept coming again and again because of the heavenly fragrance and beauty of their faces.
At this time,Padmavati enjoyed playing with her friends. Their minds became enlivened by dancing, singing, playing musical instruments clapping their hands, joking, smiling, and teasing one another.
Thereafter, Padmavati, who was becoming afflicted by tht arrows of Cupid, remembered the words of Suka and then came out of the watet, followed by her friends She changed her clothes and decorated herself with beautiful ornaments, and then went underlie ith a kadamba tree that had been appointed as the place of rendezvous.
There, Padmavati saw her beloved Lord Kalki peacefully sleeping on a raised platform that was decorated with jewels The effulgence of His body defeated the brilliance of the sun. His entire body was decorated with varieties of precious jewels.
The complexion of the Lord of Laksmi was dark, like a tamala tree, and He was dressed in yellow garments He had lotus-like eyes, His arms reached to His knees, and His chest was very broad and displayed the mark of Snvatsa and Kaustubha gem.
Upon seeing the transcendental form of the Lord, Padmavati became stunned and fearful Indeed, she became so overwhelmed with emotion that she forgot to greet her Lord. When Suka attempted to awaken the Lord, she forbade him, saying If this greatly attractive hero looks at me and is transformed into a woman, then what will be the use of the benediction that I had received from Lord Siva. Truthfully, I consider Lord Siva s benediction to be a curse.
Lord Kalki, the Supersoul of all living entities and master of the universe, understood Padmavati’s intentions and so woke up. He saw that just as Laksmi stands by the side of Lord Narayana, the most beautiful and broad eyed Padmavati stood in front of Him.
When the Lord gazed at the princess, Padmavati,who was surrounded by her friends, she lowered her head out of modesty While gazing at His eternal consort, who was bewildering like Maya devi, Lord Kalki said, О enchariting one, please come near Me. May your arrival bring you auspiciousness I have finally met you Now, My affliction caused by Cupid’s arrows has been vanquished by the soothing rays from your moon-like face.
О restless eyed one, although I am the creator of the unnerse, My heart has been bitten by the poisonous snake of passion Indeed, I find no other remedy than the nectar of your beautiful face. True peace and happiness are achieved only by accumulating a great mountain of pious merit. To act piouslv is the only objective of those who are souls surrendered to the Supreme Lord.
Just as an elephant keeper brings a maddened elephant under control by using a goad, only your enchanting arms will pacify my mind by extinguishing the burning caused by the five arrows of Cupid.
Your two rounded breasts covered by a cloth stand with their heads held high, just like the goad of Cupid Let them be squeezed by My chest so that My heart’s desire will be fulfilled.
My dear one, your waist is very thin like the middle part of the sacrificial altar. The three lines on your abdomen, which is decorated with fine hair, appear to be the paths of Cupid. May that abdomen now bring Me pleasure.
О beautiful oneYour hips can be compared to the banks of a river, and thev are bound with fine garments. Your hips destroy the lusty desires of materialistic people who are overwhelmed by insatiable lust Let these hips be the object of My enjoyment.
Let your lotus feet, which are placed within the water of My heart, which is therefore adorned with leaves in the form of your toes, and which are decorated with anklets having tinkling bells, neutralize the poisonous effect caused by the biting of the snake ot My passion.
After hearing these transcendental woids ot nectar spoken by Lord Kalki, the destroyer of the contamination of Kali, princess Pidmavati became overwhelmed with happiness because her heart had been captivated by Lord Kalki, she offered her obeisances to Hari and then, with great devotion, began to speak to her eternal husband.
Thus ends the translation of the ninth chapter of Kalki Purana
The Marriage Of Lord Kalki To Padmavati
Prayers of The Kings To Lord Kalki
Suta Gosvami said Padmavati understood Lord Kalki to be non- different from Lord Hari, and thus she telt very shy. With a voice choked with affection, she began to offer prayers.
О husband of Laksmi, You are the Lord ot the universe and the protector of religion О supremely pure Lord, I have now realized Your true position and so I take shelter of You, please protect me.
Although You are rarely attained, I have obtained Your lotus feet bY pleasing You with mY austerities, gifts of charity, chanting of mantras, and observance of vows I believe that this is the cause of my great fortune.
Now, please order m e so that I can go home after touching Your soft lotus feet and inform everyone of Your auspicious arrival.
After speaking in this way, Padmavati, whose beauty w as matchless, returned home a n d informed her father through a messenger about t h e auspicious arrival of Lord Kalki, the incarnation of Lord Hari.
When the king heard from Padmavati’s friends t h e news that Lord Hari had arrived with a desire to marry his daughter, he became merged in a great ocean of happiness.
The King and is ministers, priests, brahmanas, friends, and relatives hurriedly went to greet Lord Kalki in a festive mood with singing, dancing, and music By the king’s order, the entire city of Karumati wasdecorated with flags, gates, and auspicious articles.
When King Brhadratha approached the lake, he saw Lord Visnu, the son of Visnuyasa, the shelter of those without any shelter, and master of the universe, sitting on an altar bedecked with jewels The ornaments on the Lord’s blackish body appeared like lightning flashing in a daik cloud.
The beauty of the Lord’s transcendental body defeated the pride of Cupid Indeed, the Supreme Personality of Godhead is the origin of all kinds of beauty He was dressed in yellow garments having dark borders.
While gazing upon Lord Kalki, the embodiment of all transcendental qualities, the possessor of sublime characteristics, and the all attractive husband of Laksmi, the goddess of fortune, the happiness of the king knew no bounds. Tears of love incessantly flowed from his eyes. After respectfully greeting the Lord, the king said О Lord of the universe, just as Sri Krsna met the son of Mandhata in a dense forest, bv my good fortune, You are meeting me here today.
After greeting Lord Kalki, the king worshiped Him with great respect and then brought Him to his palace, which had decorated pillars, gates, and residential quarters He then gave his daughter’s Hand in charity to the Lord.
Thus King Brhadratha had his daughter, Padmavati, whose eyes were like lotus petals, who had the fragrance of a lotus, and who was born at a place where many lotuses grew, married to the Supreme Lord, who possesses a lotus like navel.
While being united with His eternal consort at the island of Simhala, Lord Kalki was praised by manv exalted personalities He decided to reside there for some time, because He wished to take a tour of the island.
The kings who had been transformed into females and were residing in Simhala as Padmavati’s companions, rushed to see the Lord of the universe, Kalki.
Upon seeing the Lord, they went and touched His lotus feet. Then, by the Lord’s order, they regained their original forms as men while bathing in the water of the Reva River.
Padmavati’s complexion was very fair and Lord Kalki’s complexion was dark, like a rain cloud. In this way, they appeared to materialistic vision to be opposite one another. Princess Padmavati was dressed in blue garments, and Lord Kalki was dressed in yellow garments.
Having witnessed Lord Kalki’s extraordinary influence, all the kings surrendered unto Him as eternal servants and began to offer prayers with unalloyed devotion and profound humility.
The kings said: О Supreme Lord! All glories unto You! Influence of Your supreme potency, this variegated universe has come into existence. Indeed, this material world is but the effect ot Your external energy. When all objects within the three worlds were destroyed the water ofdevastation, and thus the Vedas were also lost, You appealed as the Matsya incarnation to protect the religious principles that were previously established by You.
When the demons had defeated Indra, the king of heaven, and the greatly powerful Hiranyaksa, was about to kill him, just to vanquish the king of the demons and deliver the earth, You assumed the form of Lord Varaha. Now, please protect us.
Long ago, the demigods and demons agreed to cooperate to chum the ocean of milk, for the purpose of producing nectar. They used Mount Mandara as the churning rod, but were unable to support its weight At that time, You accepted the form of Lord Kurma and supported Mount Mandara on Your back. О Lord, You assumed that form so that the demigods could drink the nectar of immortality Now, kindly be pleased upon these most fallen and wretched kings.
When the greatly powerful Hiranyakasipu, who had conquered the three worlds, began to torment the demigods so that they lived in constant fear, just to protect them, you made up Your mmd to annihilate that king of the demons Because of the benedictions of Brahma, the demon was incapable of being killed by any man, demigod, Gandharva, Kinnara, Naga, or weapon He could not be killed in the heaven planets, on earth, or in the lower planets, nor could he be killed during the day or at night Still, You assumed Your form as the half-man half-lion incarnation of Lord Nisimhadeva, so as not to nullify the words of the creator As the demon attempted to bite You, You tore open his chest with Your sharp nails and thus sent him to the abode of Yamaraja.
You appeared as the younger brother of Indra, assuming the form of a dwarf brahmana, Vamanadeva, and then went to the sacrificial arena of King Bali to deceive him You simply asked for three steps of land in charify He agreed but then failed to keep his promise because You assumed a gigantic form that covered the entire universe with just two steps finaly, you sent the king of the demons to reside in the lower planets, and to reciprocate his unalloyed surrender unto You, You remained with him as his door keeper.
When the kings of the earth, such as Haihava, became puffed up due to their great prowess and disregarded religious principles, You incarnated as Parasurama, of the Bhrgu dynasty, to annihilate them In that incarnation,You became enraged at the ksatriyas for stealing your father’s wish-fulfillmg cow, so that You made the earth devoid of ksatriyas twenty one times.
Later on, when the three worlds were being tormented b> the demoniac son of sage Visrava of the Pulastya dynasty, the ten headed Ravana, You incarnated as the son of King Dasaratha of the Surya
dynasty to destroy him You mastered the art of releasing arrows from the great sage Visvamitra and went to the forest in exile for fourteen years During that time, Ravana kidnapped your wife, Slta You thus became morose and then crossed the ocean by building a bridge with the help of Your monkeys soldiers and killed the lord of Lanka, Ravana, along with his family.
Thereafter, You appeared as the moon-like descendent of Yadu, Baladeva, the son of Vasudeva. You diminished the burden of the earth by annihilating many demons. At that time, all the demigods and devotees worshiped Your lotus feet.
Then, in due course time, You appeared as Lord Buddha and displayed hatred for the Vedic principles that had been prescribed by the creator. You instructed Your followers to give up their attachment for this illusory material world by renouncing all desires for sense gratification You rejected the Vedas, You never disregarded worldly ethics.
Although recently, You appeared as Lord Kalki in order to eliminate the dynasty of Kali by destroying the Buddhists, atheists, and mlecchas, thereby protecting the true path of religion. What more can we say about Your causeless mercy?
Whereas we are ordinary human beings who are afflicted by the arrows of Cupid as soon as we see a beautiful woman and thus are alw ays eager for sense gratification, You are the Supreme Personality of Godhead, whose glories are unknown even to the best of demigods, Brahma It is extremely difficult for people like us to attain shelter at Your lotus feet However, You are an ocean of mercy and we have taken shelter of You Kindly give us hope by allowing us to receive Your merciful glance.
Thus ends the translation of the tenth chapter of Sri Kalki Purana