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Chapter 52 - 53 - 54 - 55 - 56 - 57

Chapter 52: The Lords Leap Down from a Mountain
and Rukminî's Message to Lord Krishna

(6) When Acyuta by oxen and men was engaged in taking the wealth,
arrived there leading twenty-three armies.

(37) 'S'rî Rukminî has said: 'O Most Beautiful One of all the Worlds, hearing that for all those who hear about Your qualities You, entering through the openings of their ears, remove the distress in their bodies and that they who have eyes to see the beauty of You, obtain the complete fulfillment of all desires, I have without shame installed You in my mind!

Chapter 53: Krishna Kidnaps Rukminî

(28) Just then that purest of the twiceborn ones to the command of Krishna
came to see the divine daughter of the king staying in the inner chambers of the palace.

(56) Lifting her unto His chariot marked with [the flag of] Garuda He drove back the circle of kings and left the place
with Balarâma in front, as slowly as a lion would remove his prey from the midst of jackals.

Chapter 54: Rukmî's Defeat and Krishna Marries

(53) The Supreme Lord, thus defeating the earthly rulers, brought the daughter of Bhîshmaka
to His capital and married her according to the vidhi, o protector of the Kurus.

Chapter 55: The History of Pradyumna

(4) Pradyumna was swallowed by a mighty fish that together with others being trapped in a huge net was caught by fishermen. (5) The fishermen presented the amazing fish to S'ambara who sent the gift to the cooks who in the kitchen cut it open with a knife. (6) Seeing a child in its belly it was given to Mâyâvatî to whom being astonished Nârada related the facts about the child its birth and how it had ended up in the belly of the fish.

(25) Being showered by the gods from above who in praise scattered flowers, He was by His wife traveling through the sky brought to the city [of Dvârakâ]. (26) The inner palace most exquisite o King, crowded with hundreds of women he together with His wife entered from the sky like a cloud with lightning.

Chapter 56: How the Syamantaka Jewel Brought
Krishna Jambavatî and Satyabhâma

(32) Thus addressed he presented happily as a respectful
offering his maiden daughter named Jâmbvatî
to Krishna along with the jewel.

Chapter 57: Satrâjit Murdered, the Jewel Stolen
and Returned Again

(8) Putting the corpse in a large vessel of oil she went to Hastinâpura to Krishna
who [already] knew about the situation, and related sorrowfully the murder of her father.

(41) After showing Syamantaka to His relatives, [and thus] doing away with the emotions
[of the accusations held] against Him, the Master
offered it back to him again.

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