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JAYA RADHA-DAMODARA.

JAYA RADHA-DAMODARA.

The brähmana, being very poor, was not dressed nicely; his clothing was torn and dirty, and his body was also very lean and thin. He appeared not to be very clean, and because of his weak body, his bones were distinctly visible. The goddess of fortune, Rukminidevi personally began to fan him with the cämara fan, but the other women in the palace became astonished at Lord Krsna's behavior in receiving the brähmana in that way. They were surprised to see how eager Lord Krsna was to welcome this particular brähmana. They began to wonder how Lord Krsna could personally receive a brähmana who was poor, not very neat or clean, and poorly dressed; but at the same time they could realize that the brähmana was not an ordinary living being. They knew that he must have performed great pious activities; otherwise why was Lord Krsna, the husband of the goddess of fortune, taking so much care for him? They were still more surprised to see that the brähmana was seated on the bedstead of Lord Krsna. They were especially surprised to see that Lord Krsna had embraced him exactly as He embraced His elder brother, Balarämaji, because Lord Krsna used to embrace only Rukmini or Balaräma, and no one else. KB THE MEETING OF LORD KRSNA AND SUDAMA BRAHMANA.

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