Govardhana-puja — 1, November 6, Houston

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Nov 062010

Giriraj Swami and Guru Prasada Swami discussed Govardhana Hill, Govardhana-puja, and Govardhana-lila.

hantayam adrir abala hari-dasa-varyo
yad rama-krsna-carana-sparasa-pramodah
manam tanoti saha-go-ganayos tayor yat

“Of all the devotees, this Govardhana Hill is the best! O my friends, this hill supplies Krishna and Balarama along with Their calves, cows, and cowherd friends with all kinds of necessities — water for drinking, very soft grass, caves, fruits, flowers, and vegetables. In this way the hill offers respect to the Lord. Being touched by the lotus feet of Krishna and Balarama, Govardhana Hill appears very jubilant.” (SB 10.21.18)

“When the master sees that the servant is happy, he becomes happy, and when the servant sees that the master is happy –more happy — he becomes happier, and when the master sees the servant has become happier, he becomes happier still. There is an unlimited expansion of transcendental pleasure in the loving reciprocation between the master and the servant. And that is the way with Govardhana Hill. That is why he is the best servant of Lord Hari.” — Giriraj Swami