S'RÎMAD BHÂGAVATAM – Canto 10, Chapter 15 – The ladies of Vraja, like bees searching for honey
Type of Spiritual Experience
More symbols to learn
Bhramari Devi—Goddess of the Black Bees.
A description of the experience
From Chapter 15: The Killing of Dhenuka, the Ass Demon and Poison in the River
(41) Krishna the Lord with the lotus petal eyes about whom it is so auspicious to hear and chant, returned with His elder brother to Vraja, glorified by the gopas who followed Them.
(42) All the gopîs with eyes hungry to see Him came to meet Him who still had the dust in His hair that was thrown up by the cows, He with His peacock feather, forest flowers, charming eyes and beautiful smile who played His flute and whose glories were sung by the gopas.
(43) Entering the cowherd village He heartily welcomed the ladies of Vraja who in their veneration being bashful, humble and laughing, like bees searching for honey, with sidelong glances were drinking in the face of Mukunda, He who constituted their liberation. And therewith they gave up the grief they had suffered during the day because they had been separated from Him.
(44) Mother Yas'odâ and Rohinî most lovingly catered to the desires of their two sons by presenting Them at the right time the finest offerings.
(45) The weariness of the road vanished with a bath and a massage and such, after which They were dressed with a charming cloth around Their waist and were decorated with divine garlands and fragrances.
(46) With the delicious preparations offered to Them They ate Their fill and thus being pampered by Their mothers They fell happily asleep in Their fine beds in Vraja.