CC Madhya 17.36

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada



TEXT 36

dhanyāḥ sma mūḍha-matayo ’pi hariṇya etā
yā nanda-nandanam upātta-vicitra-veśam
ākarṇya veṇu-raṇitaṁ saha-kṛṣṇa-sārāḥ
pūjāṁ dadhur viracitāṁ praṇayāvalokaiḥ


SYNONYMS

dhanyāḥ—fortunate, blessed; sma—certainly; mūḍha-matayaḥ—foolish, without good sense; api—although; hariṇyaḥ—she-deer; etāḥ—these; yāḥ—who; nanda-nandanam—the son of Mahārāja Nanda; upātta-vicitra-veśam—dressed very attractively; ākarṇya—hearing; veṇu-raṇitam—the sound of His flute; saha-kṛṣṇa-sārāḥ—accompanied by the black deer (their husbands); pūjām dadhuḥ—they worshiped; viracitām—performed; praṇaya-avalokaiḥ—by their affectionate glances.


TRANSLATION

“‘Blessed are all these foolish deer because they have approached Mahārāja Nanda’s son, who is gorgeously dressed and is playing on His flute. Indeed, both the does and the bucks worship the Lord with looks of love and affection.’”


PURPORT

This is a verse from Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (SB 10.21.11) spoken by the gopīs of Vṛndāvana.