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dance menunine

Magical Mystical Playing

raas leela

Command

" The Divine Krsna gave this command to his Illusive Power, "We will engage in the circular dance, wherefore do thou prepare a fair place, and remain standing here, and whoever shall ask for anything, whatever it may be, do thou bring and give it. "

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Circular

The Illusive Power, on hearing this, went to the bank of the Yamuna, and prepared a large circular terrace of pure gold, and studded it with pearls and diamonds, fixed on all sides plantain trees with young shoots, for pillars, fastened on them gay festoons of various kinds of flowers

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Scene

On hearing of the preparations, Krishn was pleased, and, taking with him  the young women of Braj,the Gopis, went to the bank of the Yamuna. Having arrived there, they saw that the brilliance of the circular terrace erected for the circular dance, was four times more beautiful than that of the moon's orb, and on all sides of it the sand was spread out like the moonbeams. A cool, sweet, fragrant breeze, continued blowing, and on one side the verdure of the dense forest derived increased loveliness from the night. " On beholding this scene, all the Gopis were much delighted

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Dancing

Near that spot was a lake named Man Sarowar to the banks of which they went and put on clean robes and ornaments, such as their minds desired, and having adorned themselves from head to foot, returned, playing in harmony on fine instruments, such as the lute and timbrel. Then, intoxicated with love, they laid aside all care and diffidence, and, in company with the divine Krishn, began to play on instruments, to sing and dance. At that time the divine Govind, in the midst of the circle of Gopis, appeared as beautiful as the moon in a circlet of stars."

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Time

Eventually the circular dance ends thus;
“ Such was the concert of musical modes (the Ragas of which there are six ), and airs ( the Raginis of which are thirty ), that hearing them, even the winds and waters ceased to move, and the moon, with the circle of stars, being fascinated, was pouring down nectar with its rays. Meanwhile,the night advanced, and six months passed away, and no one was aware of it.”​​You need a broad mind and good philosophical understanding to appreciate the next few passages in the Puran

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CONCLUSION AT END

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