Vasanta Panchami by Bhurijana dasa


Today is auspicious Vasanta Pancami, the first day of spring. It is also the appearance day of Srimati Visnupriya Devi, Sarasvati Puja, the disappearance day of Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura, and the appearance day of Sri Pundarika Vidyanidhi, Sri Raghunandana Thakura, and Srila Raghunatha Dasa Gosvami.

Even ducks and other birds of Vrindaban participate in Krsna’s wonderful pastimes. In Bhag. 10.12.08 Sukadeva Gosvami describes the following to Maharaja Parkshit: “Some boys imitated flying birds by running after the bird’s shadows on the ground, some imitated the beautiful movements and attractive postures of the swans, some sat down with the ducks, sitting silently, and others imitated the dancing of the peacocks.”

But when hearing the sound of Krsna’s flute, the fish, ducks, and other birds ceased swimming and flying and became silent: “Krishna would play His flute, and together the sounds became so sweet to hear that together the aquatics, the cranes, swans, and ducks, and other birds were charmed. Instead of swimming or flying, they became stunned. They closed their eyes and entered a trance of meditation in worship of Krishna.”
(Bhag. 10.35.11)

Hare Krsna!

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