CC Madhya 20.187

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada



TEXT 187

vraje gopa-bhāva rāmera, pure kṣatriya-bhāvana
varṇa-veśa-bheda, tāte ‘vilāsa’ tāṅra nāma


SYNONYMS

vraje—in Vṛndāvana; gopa-bhāva—emotion of a cowherd boy; rāmera—of Balarāma; pure—in Dvārakā; kṣatriya-bhāvana—the emotion of a kṣatriya; varṇa-veśa-bheda—by differences of dress and color; tāte—therefore; vilāsa—pastime expansion; tāṅra nāma—His name.


TRANSLATION

“Balarāma, who has the same original form as Kṛṣṇa, is Himself a cowherd boy in Vṛndāvana, and He also considers Himself a member of the kṣatriya race in Dvārakā. Thus His color and dress are different, and He is called a pastime form of Kṛṣṇa.