Please note: The synonyms, translation and purport of this verse were composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
- devā gopāla-rūpiṇau
- īḍire kṛṣṇa-rāmau ca
- naṭā iva naṭaṁ nṛpa
gopa-jāti—as members of the cowherd community; praticchannāḥ—disguised; devāḥ—demigods; gopāla-rūpiṇau—who had assumed the forms of cowherd boys; īḍire—they worshiped; kṛṣṇa-rāmau—Lord Kṛṣṇa and Lord Rāma; ca—and; naṭāḥ—professional dancers; iva—just as; naṭam—another dancer; nṛpa—O King.
Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
O King, demigods disguised themselves as members of the cowherd community and, just as dramatic dancers praise another dancer, worshiped Kṛṣṇa and Balarāma, who were also appearing as cowherd boys.