Lord Vâmanadeva Begs Charity from Bali Mahârâja
(28) S'rî S'uka said: 'Thus being addressed Bali said with a smile
take from me what You want' and in order to give Him the land, he took
up his water pot [so as to
confirm his promise ritually with its water].
Lord Vâmanadeva Covers all Worlds
the Unlimited Lord
began to expand most wondrously to the entire expanse of the threefold
of matter: He stretched Himself out in every direction over
seas and oceans where the birds and the
beasts, the humans, the gods and the saints were living.
Bali Mahârâja Arrested by the Lord
(6-7) With water for the feet and for the
guests, flower garlands, all sorts of pulp to smear, fragrant incense
and lamps, fried rice, whole grains, fruits, roots and sprouts,
they offered their respects exclaiming 'Jaya, jaya' to the glory
of His actions, thereby dancing, singing and playing instruments as
vibrating conch shells and beating kettledrums.
Bali Mahârâja Surrenders His Life
(13) Indrasena [Bali], saw his grandfather,
the best of the auspicious ones, present there in all his glory:
with eyes as wide as lotus petals, beautifully built, dressed in
saffron and with a body as dark as collyrium and with long arms.
(32) Till then he may go and live in Sutala
18], the place created by [the heavenly architect]
Vis'vakarmâ, where it because of My supervision has been made
impossible for the inhabitants to suffer psychically or physically any
weariness, exhaustion or defeat.
The Demigods Regain the Heavenly Places
for the time and place,
person, the paraphernalia, [the practice of] the mantras and following
the principles, faults can be made, but these are all nullified by
regularly chanting Your glories in congregation [*].
Matsya, the Lord's Fish Incarnation
must be the Supreme
Personality of Godhead Himself, the imperishable Lord
assumed the form of a marine animal to
show all living beings Your mercy.
coming near. He got up, took the herbs
and creepers and got on board together with the leading brahmins.
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