Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 9.13.7-8

Venue: ISKCON Juhu, Mumbai, India
Date: 2019.03.10
Summary: Lecture on Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, Canto 9: Liberation, Chapter 10: The Dynasty of Mahārāja Nimi

gandha-vastuṣu tad-dehaṁ
nidhāya muni-sattamāḥ
samāpte satra-yāge ca
devān ūcuḥ samāgatān

During the performance of the yajña, the body relinquished by Mahārāja Nimi was preserved in fragrant substances, and at the end of the Satra-yāga the great saints and brāhmaṇas made the following request to all the demigods assembled there.

rājño jīvatu deho ’yaṁ
prasannāḥ prabhavo yadi
tathety ukte nimiḥ prāha
mā bhūn me deha-bandhanam

“If you are satisfied with this sacrifice and if you are actually able to do so, kindly bring Mahārāja Nimi back to life in this body.” The demigods said yes to this request by the sages, but Mahārāja Nimi said, “Please do not imprison me again in a material body.”

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