Lord Krishna after hearing their mangalaasaasana said
with a melting heart and an affectionate tone: "O girls!
By your birth (as the daughter of Periyaazhwaar) you are
ever interested in my welfare and pray for that.You have
all come here braving the biting cold and unmindful of
your health.Have you anything else on your mind except
PARAI (accessories for the NONBU rite)?"
Gopis replied: "We have come under the pretext of petitio-
ning you for the accessories,but actually our request is
for your Service only."
Lord Krishna: " I may find it difficult to grant your
request immediately.After all it is not all that simple.
There may be so many impediments in the way."
Gopis: " You were born as the son of Devaki and on the
same night you became the son of Yasoda.To the former
you gave the pleasure of giving birth to you(avataara-
rasa), and to the latter the pleasure of enjoying your
sport (leela-rasa).Having falsified Kamsa's evil intentions
and you made them fall on his own head.All this you did
because of your love for your votaries.So nothing is
impossible for you.You can do away with all obstructions.
The only thing needed is that you should have the mind
to bless us with your Service."