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Chapter 58 - 59 - 60 - 61 - 62 - 63

Chapter 58: Krishna also Weds Kâlindî, Mitravindâ, Satyâ, Lakshmanâ and Bhadrâ

(30) Vindya and Anuvindya, two kings from Avantî [Ujjain] subservient to Duryodhana, forbade their sister [Mitravindâ] who was attracted to Krishna, [to choose for Him] during her svayamvara [ceremony for selecting a husband]. (31) Mitravindâ, the daughter of Râjâdhidevî, His father's sister [9.24: 28-31] oh King, was by Krishna with force abducted before the eyes of the kings [compare 10.53].

Chapter 59: Mura and Bhauma Killed and
the Prayers of Bhûmî

(6) Hearing the vibration of the Lord's Pâñcajanya that sounded like the thunder at the end of the universe, the five-headed demon Mura rose up who lay asleep in the water [of the moat]. (7) With his trident raised and with an effulgence as terrible as the fire of the sun most difficult to behold, he, as if he with his five mouths would swallow the three worlds, launched his attack the way the son of Târkshya [Garuda] would attack a snake.

(38-39) Thereupon He went to the abode of the king of the gods and gave Aditi her earrings. Then He together with His beloved [Satyabhâmâ] was worshiped by Indra, the head of the thirty [chief] demigods, and the great king's wife. Urged by His own wife He uprooted the [heavenly tree, the] pârijâta and placed it on Garuda. He defeated the demigods including Indra [who wanted to prevent that] and brought it to His city.

Chapter 60: Lord Krishna Teases Queen Rukminî

(20) Indifferent about a home and a body We do not really care about wives, children and wealth; free from any endeavoring We remain completely satisfied within Ourselves, just like a light doing nothing more.'

Chapter 61: Lord Balarâma Slays Rukmî at Aniruddha's Wedding

(25) Rukmî, despite of being bound in enmity to the Lord, gave to Aniruddha - who was his daughter's son, his granddaughter named Rocanâ in marriage. Knowing that it was against the dharma [not to side with one's enemy], he, constrained by the ropes of affection, preferred to please his sister with that marriage.

Chapter 62: Ûshâ in Love and Aniruddha Apprehended

(10) His virgin daughter named Ûshâ, in a dream had an amorous encounter with the son of Pradyumna,
a lover thus found whom she never before had seen or heard of [see

(17) Thus having spoken she accurately drew for her the demigod and the heavenly singer, the one perfected, the venerable one and the lowlife serpent, the demon, the magician, the supernatural being and the human being. (18-19) Of the humans she drew Vrishnis like S'ûrasena, Vasudeva, Balarâma and Krishna, but seeing Pradyumna Ûshâ became bashful and with Aniruddha being drawn she bent down her head in embarrassment oh great lord, and said smiling: 'That is Him, that one here!'

Chapter 63: The Fever in Conflict and
Bâna Defeated

(18) Bâna, in a frenzy because of the fighting, fixed two arrows on each of
his bows and simultaneously pulled back all five hundred of them.

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