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SB 10.58.20

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada


Please note: The synonyms, translation and purport of this verse were composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda

TEXT 20

śrī-kālindy uvāca
ahaṁ devasya savitur
duhitā patim icchatī
viṣṇuṁ vareṇyaṁ vara-daṁ
tapaḥ paramam āsthitaḥ


SYNONYMS

śrī-kālindī uvāca—Śrī Kālindī said; aham—I; devasya—of the demigod; savituḥ—Savitā (the sun-god); duhitā—the daughter; patim—as my husband; icchatī—desiring; viṣṇum—Lord Viṣṇu; vareṇyam—the most choice; vara-dam—bestower of one's choice; tapaḥ—in austerities; paramam—extreme; āsthitaḥ—engaged.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


TRANSLATION

Śrī Kālindī said: I am the daughter of the sun-god. I desire to get as my husband the most excellent and munificent Lord Viṣṇu, and to that end I am performing severe penances.


PURPORT

As Śrīla Viśvanātha Cakravartī points out, Śrīmatī Kālindī correctly understood that Lord Viṣṇu, being the source of all benedictions, is the supreme husband and can thus fulfill all the desires of His wife.



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