Lord Vâmanadeva Begs Charity from Bali Mahârâja
(28) S'rî S'uka
said: 'Thus being addressed Bali said with a smile to Lord
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
(21) Then the dwarf
form of 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
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, like
vibrating conch shells and beating kettledrums.
Bali Mahârâja Surrenders His Life
most beloved one, present there in all his glory: with eyes as wide as
beautifully built, dressed in saffron and with a body as dark as
with long arms.
may go and live in
Sutala [see 5.24: 18],
the place created by [the heavenly architect] Vis'vakarmâ, where
because of My supervision has been made impossible for the inhabitants
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
faults can be made, but these are all nullified by
regularly chanting Your glories in congregation [*].
Matsya, the Lord's Fish Incarnation
be the Supreme
Personality of Godhead Himself, the imperishable Lord
Nârâyana who has
assumed the form of a marine animal to
show all living beings Your mercy.
got on board together
the leading brahmins.
concerning the individual images
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