A unique retelling of the damodara-lila focusing on the exceptional mercy received by Mother Yasoda, from whose love for her baby son sprang this most remarkable pastime of the binding power that is the love of Krsna’s sincere devotees.
Sivarama Swami writes in his dedication page: Srila Prabhupada said, “Even in this material world, there is no comparison to a mother’s love, for a mother loves her child without any expectation of return.” With my head upon their lotus feet, I dedicate this book to every devotee’s mother, including mine, Dushi.
Sri Damodara-Janani weaves a captivating tale of the glories of Mother Yasoda. No other person has ever received the unique mercy that Krishna has showed to His own mother, teaching devotees for all times that the binding force of love for Him is more powerful than even His own supreme will. A lila that stopped the demigods in their tracks, captivated the residents of Gokula, and even stunned the Supreme Personality of Godhead HImself, this most powerful and beautifully scripted spotlight on mother Yasoda is a revelation that will bind the devotees’ hearts, and in turn, detail the path to hopefully binding the heart of our beloved Sri Krishna.
Based on the teachings of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada and the previous acaryas (Sridhara Swami, Sanatana Goswami, Jiva Goswami, Srinatha Cakravarti, Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakur, Baladeva Vidyabhusana), Sivarama Swami comments on the verses of Srimad Bhagavatam 10.9.1-10.11.8, where the pastime of Lord Damodara are vividly detailed.