PADMAVAT I R E C E I VE S A B E N E D I C T I O N F R O M LO R D S hiva

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Text 21
brdhmandndm kare warga
vaco veda kare havih
gatre tirthdni ragasca
nadii,u prakrtis tnvrt
The heavenly planets are present m the hands of a brahmana Their
worlds are non- different from the Vedas Sacrificial ingredients also exist
in the hands of a brahmana In his body reside all the holy places, and
at tachment for religious principles, as well a» the three modes of material
nature, resides withm his navel
Text 22
sautn kantha kuhara
hrdayam brahma samjnitam
tesam stanantare dharmah
prsthu dharmah prakmntah
The Gayatri mantra is a brahmana’ь necklace, and his heart is the
residence of the Supreme Brahman Religious principles reside on a
brahmana s chest and lrrehgion resides on his back
46 SRI KALKI PU RAN A
Text 23
bhudeva brahmana rajan
рщуа vandya saduktibhih
caturasramya kusala
mama dharma pravarttakah
О King, the brahmanas are considered to be the real leaders of society
and so it is the duty of everyone to worship them, and show them respect
by greeting them cheerfully. Even though the brahmanas may belong to
any of the four asramas, they always preach My mission as their prime
occupation
Text 24
balascapi jnana vrddhds
tapovrddha mama priyah
tesam vacah palayitum
avatarah krta maya
Even young brahmana boys are enriched with transcendental
knowledge and austerity. For this reason, they are very dear to Me.
Indeed, I incarnate withm the material world just to show the truth of
their statements, which are always based upon the Vedas.
Text 25
mahabhdgyam brahmananam
sarva papa pranasanam
kahdosa haram srutva
mucyate sarvato bhayat
By hearing these discussions of those who are twice- born, good
fortune will prevail as all of one’s sinful reactions are vanquished. Indeed,
by such submissive hearing, one can be freed of the contamination of Kali
so that no anxiety or fear will be able to enter his heart.
Text 26
in kalknacah srutia
kahdosa vinasanam
pranamya tarn suddhamanah
prayayau vaisnavagranih
After hearing these discussions, which destroy the contamination of
Kali, from the lotus- like mouth of Lord Kalki, the exalted Vaisnava king,
Vis’akhayupa, departed with a purified mind.
Text 27
gate rajani sandhydyam
4ivadatta suko budhah
cantva kalkipuratah
stutvd tarn puratah sthitah
The day passed and evening approached when the supremely
intelligent Suka, who was favored by Lord Siva, arrived before Lord Kalki
after wandering about at his will. He offered his obeisances to Lord Kalki
and then stood before Him with folded hands.
Text 28
tarn sukam prdha kalkiuu
sasmitam stun pdthakam
svagatam hhavatd kasmad
desat him khaditam tatah
Upon seeing Suka, who was reciting prayers, Lord Kalki smilingly
said: May you achieve auspiciousness. Where are you coming from? What
have you eaten?
Text 29
suka uvaca
srnu ndtha vaco mahyam
kautuhala samanvitam
aham gatasca jaladher
madhye simhala samjnake
Suka said: My dear Lord, I will tell You something of great interest
and so please hear me with at tention I have just visited the island known
as Simhala, which is situated in the middle of the ocean
Text 30
yathavrattam dvipagatam
cantram sravanapnyam
brhadrathasya nrpateh
kan- \ayas cantamrtam

Please listen to the wonderful characteristics of that island, which is
ruled over bv a king named Brhadratha. He has a beautiful daughter whose
qualities are like nectar, and which are very pleasing to hear about