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H R A C E H A V MAN WILSON,

M.A., F.R.S.,

MEMBER OF THE ROYAL ASIATIC SOCIETY, OF THE ASIATIC SOCIETIES OF

CALCCTTA AND PARIS, AND OF THE ORIENTAL SOCIETY OF GERMANY;

FOREIGN MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FRANCE;

MEMBER OF THE IMPERIAL ACADEMIES OF ST. PETERSBIRGH AND VIENNA,

AND OF THE ROYAL ACADEMIES OF MUNICH AND BERLIN;

PH.D. BRESLAU ; M. D. MARBURG, ETC.;

AND BODEN PROFESSOR OF SANSKRIT IN THE DNIVERSITY OF OXFORD.



VOL. X.




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THE

VISHNU PURANA.

A SYSTEM

OF

HINDU MYTHOLOGY AND TRADITION.

TRANSLATED

FROM THE ORIGINAL SANSKRIT,

AND

ILLUSTRATED RY NOTES

DERIVED CHIEFLY FROM OTHER PURANAS.

BY THE LATE

H. H. WILSON, M.A, F.R.S.,

BODEN PROFESSOR OF SANSKRIT IN THK UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD,
ETC, ETC.

EDITED BY

FITZEDWARD HALL.
VOL. V.

LONDON:
TRUBNER & CO., 00, PATERNOSTER ROW.

1870.



VISHNU purAna.



BOOK V. (continued).



CHAPTER XVII.

Akrura's meditations on Krishna: his arrival atGokula: his delight
at seeing Krishna and his brother.

iiKRURA, having set off in his quick travelling-car,
proceeded to visit Krishna at the pastures* of Nanda;
and, as he went along, he congratulated himself on his
superior good fortune, in having an opportunity of be-
holding a descended portion of the deity. f "Now,"
thought he, "has my life borne fruit; my night is fol-
lowed by the dawn of day: since I shall see the coun-
tenance of Vishnu, whose eyes are like the expanded
leaf of the lotos. + I shall behold that lotos-eyed aspect§
of Vishnu, which, when seen only in imagination, takes
away .the sins of men. I shall, to-day, behold that glory
of glories, II, the mouth of Vishnu, t whence proceeded

* Gokula. t Namely, Chakrin, in the original.

* Here follows, in tlie Snnskrit, a st;inza iett untranslated:

^^ ^ wqi% >"% ^^ ^ ^T^f^T flT: I

■?T^ TTT^TT^TTT Y?T f^T^ *lf^^frl II

Srilhara gives this stanza; hut Katnagarbha does not appear, from my
MSS. of his commentary, to recognize it.

§ Literally, "the lotos-eye."

II VT^ ^fy^TR; I Variant, preferred by the commentator Ratnagarbha.
>irr^ ^^T^t, "lifiht L.f the



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