On the Bank of Brahma Kunda

His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad
Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj
Sri Govardhan Parikrama
6 November 2018, part 3


We have come to Brahma Kunda. Do you remember where we have been today before that? Remember all the places, I will ask you in the evening. You must listen attentively and keep these things on your head and in your heart. First we went to the temple of Haridev where I also spoke about Manasi Ganga, and now we have come to Brahma Kunda. When Mahaprabhu stayed at Haridev Mandir, He would come here to bathe. This Brahma Kunda is also known as Brahma-guha (the cave of Brahma).

One day, Narad Muni came to Brahma and said, "Brahma, do you know that the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the Supreme Absolute Krishna has appeared in this Dvapar-yuga and is now growing in Nandalay? He plays now in Gokula and roams around Vrindavan." Now, Brahma creates the entire universe by the wish of Krishna. "Krsna haite chatur-mukha, hana krsna-sevonmukha (কৃষ্ণ হৈতে চতুর্ম্মুখ, হন কৃষ্ণসেবোন্মুখ)—by Krishna's association, Brahma became devoted to Krishna's service." So, when Brahma heard that Krishna had appeared in this world, he was surprised, "What?! Krishna has come?! My Master has come to this world and I do not know about it?! I must go and see this!"

Then, Brahma came to Gokula and saw many boys playing with their friends and cows, and among those boys there was one boy who looked special. He understood that it must be that Krishna Narad was talking about. Then Brahma saw that Krishna was eating some fruit and gave half of the fruit He was eating to another boy, perhaps Madhumangal—and Maghumangal too was eating some fruit, his saliva, etc. was on the fruit and then he gave this half-eaten fruit to Krishna! Brahma thought, "Ugh, this is not my Krishna! We clean and offer fruits to Krishna, we could never offer Krishna the fruit that somebody has eaten! What kind of Krishna is this?! My Master does not take things from others like this! What is this? This cannot be Krishna!" Then Brahma decided to create some illusory environment. First, Brahma kept all of Krishna's nine million cows here in this place. When Krishna saw the cows had disappeared, He told His friends, "Wait, wait, wait! I will go and see what has happened." Krishna went to look for the cows, but He did not find a single cow, and by the time He came back to His friends, Brahma had hidden all of His friends too. Such was Brahma's play. He thought, "Let us see what kind of Krishna You are!" When Krishna saw His friends had gone too, He sat down and started meditating. In His meditation He understood, "Oh, Brahma, it is you! You have decided to test Me!" What did Krishna do then? He created all cows and all His friends from the hairs on His body, and everything continued running as before. When Brahma understood that he had made a mistake, He came and surrendered to Krishna and asked the Lord to forgive his offence.

This is the story of Brahma-guha, the place where Brahma hid all Krishna's cows and friends.

Jay Brahma Kunda ki jay!
Harinam sankirtan ki jay!
Om Vishnupad Jagad-Guru Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj ki jay!



On the bank of Sri Brahma Kunda.



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