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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) As Acyuta was engaged in taking the wealth with oxen and men,
Jarâsandha arrived on the scene leading twenty-three armies.

(37) 'S'rî Rukminî told me: 'Oh Most Beautiful One of all the Worlds, I heard about Your qualities. For all who listen and whom You have entered through the openings of their ears, You thus remove the distress of their bodies. To those who have eyes, the sight of Your beauty constitutes the complete fulfillment of their life's purpose. Therefore I have without any shame devoted my mind to You Acyuta!

Chapter 53: Krishna Kidnaps Rukminî

(28) That very moment that purest one among the brahmins following the command of Krishna,
saw the divine princes who stayed in the inner chambers of the palace.

(56) He lifted her onto His chariot that was marked with [the flag of] Garuda, drove back the circle of kings and slowly
left the place with Balarâma in front, just like a lion would do removing his prey from the midst of jackals.

Chapter 54: Rukmî's Defeat and Krishna Marries

(53)  The Supreme Lord, thus defeating the earthly rulers, took the daughter of Bhîsmaka to His capital and married her according to the vidhi oh protector of the Kurus. (54) To that occasion there was a great rejoicing among the citizens in each and every home of the Yadu city oh King, where no one else but Krishna, the leader of the Yadus, was the great love.

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 seized by fishermen. (5) The fishermen presented it to S'ambara who sent the gift to the cooks who with a knife cut it open in the kitchen. (6) The child they found in its belly was given to Mâyâvatî who was astonished. From Nârada she heard the facts about the child's birth and how it had ended up in the belly of the fish. 

(25) As the gods full of praise from above rained flowers upon Him, He was by His wife who traveled the sky, through the air brought to the city [of Dvârakâ]. (26) Together with His wife He, like a cloud with lightning, from the sky entered the inner spaces of the most exquisite palace oh King, that was crowded with hundreds of women.

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

(32) Thus being addressed he [Jâmbavân] happily presented to Krishna, as a respectful offering,
his maiden daughter Jâmbavatî together 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 of the situation, and related sorrowfully the murder of her father.

(41) After showing the Syamantaka jewel to His relatives, [and thus] doing away with
the emotions [of the accusations] against Him, the Lord returned it to him.

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