Srī Śukadeva Gosvāmī (Śrīmatī Rādhikā’s very dear parrot) said, “O Mahārāja Parīkṣit, Śrī Vṛndāvana, now exquisitely decorated by the autumn season, became even more splendid”.

The lakes, ponds and rivers were filled to capacity with clear, sweet water. Gently blowing, aromatic breezes carried the mild, sweet fragrance of blossoming lotus flowers from the lakes. In this pleasing atmosphere the infallible Nanda-nandana Śrī Kṛṣṇa entered the immensely alluring Vṛndāvana forest, accompanied by His cows and the gopas, His cowherd friends.

“Intoxicated bees were humming here and there amidst the rows of lush green trees filled with colorful, sweet-smelling flowers. All the lakes, rivers and hills of the forest resounded with the melodious singing of flocks of many kinds of birds as they flew from place to place. Madhu-pati Śrī Kṛṣṇa, accompanied by Baladeva and the cowherd boys, entered Vṛndāvana and, while taking the cows for grazing, vibrated a mellow sweet tune upon His alluring flute.

“When the vraja-kiśorīs, fresh young maidens of Vraja, heard that sound of Śrī Śyāmasundara’s flute, feelings of love and an intense desire to meet with Him were aroused in their hearts. In a secluded place they described to their intimate companions Śrī Kṛṣṇa’s beauty and qualities and the powerful influence of His flute.

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