CC Madhya 18.34
- hantāyam adrir abalā hari-dāsa-varyo
- yad rāma-kṛṣṇa-caraṇa-sparaśa-pramodaḥ
- mānaṁ tanoti saha-go-gaṇayos tayor yat
hanta—oh; ayam—this; adriḥ—hill; abalāḥ—O friends; hari-dāsa-varyaḥ—the best among the servants of the Lord; yat—because; rāma-kṛṣṇa-caraṇa—of the lotus feet of Lord Kṛṣṇa and Balarāma; sparaśa—by the touch; pramodaḥ—jubilant; mānam—respects; tanoti—offers; saha—with; go-gaṇayoḥ—cows, calves and cowherd boys; tayoḥ—to Them (Śrī Kṛṣṇa and Balarāma); yat—because; pānīya—drinking water; sūyavasa—very soft grass; kandara—caves; kanda-mūlaiḥ—and by roots.
“‘Of all the devotees, this Govardhana Hill is the best! O my friends, this hill supplies Kṛṣṇa and Balarāma, as well as Their calves, cows and cowherd friends, with all kinds of necessities—water for drinking, very soft grass, caves, fruits, flowers and vegetables. In this way the hill offers respect to the Lord. Being touched by the lotus feet of Kṛṣṇa and Balarāma, Govardhana Hill appears very jubilant.’”
This is a quotation from Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (SB 10.21.18). It was spoken by the gopīs when Lord Kṛṣṇa and Balarāma entered the forest in the autumn. The gopīs spoke among themselves and glorified Kṛṣṇa and Balarāma for Their pastimes.