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Leave this lotus-filled lake

Narsinh Mehta

Leave This Lotus-filled Lake, Child

Our Husband Will Wake Up

If He Wakes, He Will Beat You To Death

The Sin Of A Child’s Murder Will Be On Our Heads!

 

Tell Me, Child, Have You Lost Your Way?

Or Has Some Foe Led You Astray?

Definitely Your Time (on This Earth) Is Ending,

Or Else, Why Would You Come Here?

 

Female Cobra, I Haven't Lost My Way

And No Foe Has Lead Me Astray

In Mathura In A Bet

I Lost The Cobra’s Head

 

You Are So Fair, Complete In Beauty,

You Are So Irresistible!

How Many Children Has Your Mother Borne

Of Them Are You The Least Favored?

 

My Mother Bore Two Children

Of Which I Am Natwar, The Younger One

Wake Up Your Cobra (Husband/Master)

My Name Is Krishna - The Dark (?) One

 

I Will Give You A Necklace Worth One And Quarter Lakhs

I Will Give You Chains (of Gold)

That Much Without Letting Our Master Know

We Will Give You In Secret Theft

 

 

What Do I Do With That Necklace Of Yours?

What Do I Do With Your Chains (of Gold)?

Why Cobra-wives

should You Steal From Your Own House?

 

Squeezing The Feet, Twisting The Whiskers

Cobra-wives Woke Up The Cobra

Wake Up Strong One

There Is A Child At The Door

 

The Two Powerful Ones Locked In Mortal Combat

Krishna Conquered The Cobra

His Thousand Fangs Hissing

Like Thunder In The Sky

 

The Cobra-wives Lament

He Will Cause The Cobra Much Suffering

He Will Take Him To Mathura

And Then He Will Behead Him!

 

The Cobra-wives Plead With Clasped Hands

Lord, Release Our Husband

We Are Guilty We Did Not Understand

We Did Not Recognize You, Lord!

 

All The Cobra-wives With Platters Full

Made Pearl Offerings To Krishna

From Narasinh’s Lord

The Cobra-wives Obtained The Cobra’s Release