vatsalo vraja-gavam yad aga-dhro
vandyamana-caranah pathi vrddhaih
krtsna-go-dhanam upohya dinante
utsavam srama-rucapi drsinam
ditsayaiti suhrd-asisa esa
Out of great affection for the cows of Vraja, Krsna became the lifter of Govardhana Hill. At the end of the day, having rounded up all His own cows, He plays a song on His flute, while exalted demigods standing along the path worship His lotus feet and the cowherd boys accompanying Him chant His glories. His garland is powdered by the dust raised by the cows’ hooves, and His beauty, enhanced by His fatigue, creates an ecstatic festival for everyone’s eyes. Eager to fulfill His friends’ desires, Krsna is the moon arisen from the womb of mother Yasoda.
According to the acaryas, at this point the gopis climbed into the watchtowers of Vrndavana’s houses so they could see Krsna as soon as possible when He returned home. Mother Yasoda was very anxious for her son to come back, and therefore she had the tallest of the beautiful young gopis climb up to see when He would arrive. It is implied here that Krsna was somewhat delayed on the way home because His lotus feet were being worshiped by great demigods along the path.