Krishna Asks Sanatana to Build a Hut for Himself

Pavana Sarovara

Srila Raghava Pandita describes a pastime of Sanatana Gosvami by Pavana Sarovara near Nandagrama.


Srila Sanatana Gosvami came from Vrindavana to this lonely forest and constantly worshiped Krishna here in ecstatic love.

He stayed here without even endeavouring to collect any food.

No one knew that he was there.

Krishna then came to him dressed as a cowherdboy, blissfully standing before Him with some milk.

He had a beautiful turban on His head and a milkpot in His hand as He told Sanatana Gosvami:


“Nobody knows that you’re here all alone!

I saw You here when I came here to herd My cows.

Please drink this milk!

I will pick up the pot later, just keep it here!”

“We will all be happy if you would stay in a hut (instead of outside)!

If you stay here like this, the people of Vraja will be very sad!”


Saying this, Gopala went away and Sanatana drank the milk in an enchanted state.

After he drank, he became overwhelmed with ecstatic love and he sprinkled himself with tears.

The Lord secretly addressed Sanatana Gosvami and had the people of Vraja make a hut for him.

In this way Sanatana Gosvami got his own dwelling place there.

Sometimes Sri Rupa Gosvami also stayed there.



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