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Twelve Forests of Mathura Mandala - In sanskrit with meaning

- from Padma Purana - Patala Khanda - 69

द्वादशारण्यम्
Dwadasha-Aranyam
Sri Krishna
Sri Krishna


प्रधानं द्वादशारण्यं माहात्म्यं कथितं क्रमात्
भद्रश्रीलोहभाण्डीरमहातालखदीरकाः
बकुलं कुमुदं काम्यं मधु वृन्दावनं तथा
द्वादशैतावती सङ्खया कालिन्द्याः सप्त पश्चिमे
पूर्वे पञ्चवनं प्रोक्तं तत्रास्ति गुह्यमुत्तमम्
Pradhaanam Dvaadasha-Arannyam Maahaatmyam Kathitam Kramaat |
Bhadra-Shrii-Loha-Bhaannddiira-Mahaa-Taala-Khadiirakaah |
Bakulam Kumudam Kaamyam Madhu Vrndaavanam Tathaa |
Dvaadashaitaavatii Sangkhayaa Kaalindyaah Sapta Pashcime |
Puurve Pan.ca-Vanam Proktam Tatra-Asti Guhyam-Uttamam ||

Meaning:
1: The Glory of the Twelve Principal Forests (of Mathura Mandala) is narrated in the following order,
2: Bhadravana, Shrivana, Lohavana, Bhandiravana, Mahavana, Talavana, Khadiravana,
3: Bakulavana, Kumudavana, Kamyavana, Madhuvana and Vrindavana,
4: Among the Twelve of this number (of Forests), Seven are located in the West of Kalindi (River Yamuna),
5: In the East (of Kalindi) the Five Forests which are said to be there, are of very Secretive Nature (i.e. Spiritually Mysterious).



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Translated by greenmesg

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