Out of all the scriptures in the Hindu religion, Bhagwat Mahapuran reigns supreme. Bhagwan Shree Krishna Himself, while seated in Brahma’s heart, inspired the Divine knowledge of the Bhagwatam in the heart of Brahma. The five chapters (of the tenth canto) of the Bhagwatam that describe the supreme bliss of maharas are known as ‘panch pran‘ (five soul) of the Bhagwatam.
Shree Krishna observed the (full moon) nights that manifested in the jungles before maharas. These nights were inspired and created by yogmaya. The length of one night of the maharas was equal to one night of Brahma (which is four billion, three-hundred-twenty million years). Such was the effect of the night that flowers of all the six seasons blossomed and Shree Krishna decided to delight the hearts of deserving souls with the supreme Bliss of His infinite Divine Grace.
When Shree Krishna played His flute, the sound of the flute entered their ears and the flute stole the heart of the deserving souls; this was the first Grace. When the Gopis finally reached Shree Krishna, they were told by Shree Krishna to return to their homes and, as a result, a debate took place between Shree Krishna and the Gopis. Shree Krishna was defeated. After that, Maharas began.
At the time of Maharas, the Gopis developed pride of being superior to other women. As soon as pride crept into the heart of the Gopis, Shree Krishna disappeared with Kishori Ji. Now, the Gopis began lamenting. Firstly, they asked the trees and creepers (about the whereabouts of Shree Krishna and Kishori Ji). After that, in the mahabhav state, they began enacting the leelas of Shree Krishna. Seeing the unbearable and grievous state of Her soul-beloved Sakhis, Kishori Ji entered the state of maan and as a result, Shree Krishna left Kishori Ji also. Now, all the Gopis who were wailing saw Kishori Ji lying unconscious in their path.
After that, all the Gopis, along with Kishori Ji, congregated and together they sang ‘Gopi Geet’. ‘Gopi Geet’ in the Bhagwatam is most important, as it was chanted to bring Shree Krishna back, and Kishori Ji was a part of it. Upon hearing the rather deep and humble yearning of the Gopis, Shree Krishna lost control over His heart and appeared before the Gopis, who then experienced the infinite bliss of supreme Divine happiness.
As a result of the Gopis asking, Shree Krishna said, “I disappeared to intensify your devotion. I didn’t go anywhere. I was quietly singing your glories and affectionately remembering all of you.” Further, Shree Krishna said, “O Gopis! I consider Myself to be so deeply indebted to your selfless devotion that even if I tried to serve you to the extent of the age of celestial gods, even then I will not be able to repay your debt.” Hearing this from the lotus lips of their beloved Shree Krishna, the Gopis‘ hearts were overwhelmed with joy. After that, Maharas began.