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Sri Gauranga's childhood wonders - Thakura Vrndavana Dasa

Madanmohan das - Mon, 15 Aug 2005 02:18:06 +0530
From Caitanya Bhagavat Adi Kanda.

Calling out loud, one day, Misra Purandara said;
Darling Visvambhara, do thou go and fetch my book.
Hearing his father's words, the child ran into the room,
And lo! soft sounding anklets on his feet were heard.
Misra exclaimed; whence the sound of tinkling anklets?
The brahmana and the brahmini surveyed the four directions.
There are no anklets adorning the feet of our son;
From where comes the sweet melodious sound of anklets?
How astonishing! the couple, in deep revery muse,
Speachless and unable to express their wonder.
Madanmohan das - Tue, 16 Aug 2005 08:25:14 +0530
The lord playfully hurried back with the book,
and lo, within the room more wonders were seen;
all throughout the house they saw exquisit foot prints
bearing the distinctive marks of the ensign, thunder bolt,
the elephant goad, the flag stalf and more.
Both were transported with rapturous joy
at the sight of those wondrous foot prints;
their bodies were thrilled with horripilation,
their eyes o'erflowed with streams of tears.
Observing the lotus-foot prints, the fortunate couple
made prostration, and exclaimed together;
We are delivered, there are no more births to be!
Misra said; Harken, O mother of Visvarupa,
do thou make pudding of sweet rice and ghee;
lord Damodara abides in the house consealed
in the form of the holy stone. I shall, presently,
perform the ceremonial bath in his honour
with pancagavya, the five products of the cow.
I have deduced that it is he that roams the house;
and hence, the sound of anklets we have heard.
Thus the couple experienced intence delight,
accomplished the worship of the Salagram stone,
and the lord smiled and laughed in his mind.