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SB 10.16.36

His Divine Grace
A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Please note: The synonyms, translation and purport of this verse were composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


kasyānubhāvo 'sya na deva vidmahe
yad-vāñchayā śrīr lalanācarat tapo
vihāya kāmān su-ciraṁ dhṛta-vratā


kasya — of what; anubhāvaḥ — a result; asya — of the serpent (Kāliya); na — not; deva — my Lord; vidmahe — we know; tava — Your; aṅghri — of the lotus feet; reṇu — of the dust; sparaśa — for touching; adhikāraḥ — qualification; yat — for which; vāñchayā — with the desire; śrīḥ — the goddess of fortune; lalanā — (the topmost) woman; ācarat — performed; tapaḥ — austerity; vihāya — giving up; kāmān — all desires; su-ciram — for a long time; dhṛta — upheld; vratā — her vow.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


O Lord, we do not know how the serpent Kāliya has attained this great opportunity of being touched by the dust of Your lotus feet. For this end, the goddess of fortune performed austerities for centuries, giving up all other desires and taking austere vows.

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