SB 10.33.8

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Srimad-Bhagavatam - Tenth Canto - Chapter 33: The Rāsa Dance
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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


uccair jagur nṛtyamānā
rakta-kaṇṭhyo rati-priyāḥ
yad-gītenedam āvṛtam


uccaiḥ—loudly; jaguḥ—they sang; nṛtyamānāḥ—while dancing; rakta—colored; kaṇṭhyaḥ—their throats; rati—conjugal enjoyment; priyāḥ—dedicated to; kṛṣṇa-abhimarśa—by the touch of Lord Kṛṣṇa; muditāḥ—joyful; yat—whose; gītena—by the singing; idam—this entire universe; āvṛtam—is pervaded.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


Eager to enjoy conjugal love, their throats colored with various pigments, the gopīs sang loudly and danced. They were overjoyed by Kṛṣṇa's touch, and they sang songs that filled the entire universe.


According to an authoritative book on music called Saṅgīta-sāra, tāvanta eva rāgāḥ sūryāvatyo jīva-jātayaḥ, teṣu ṣoḍaśa-sāhasrī purā gopī-kṛtā varā: "There are as many musical rāgas as there are species of life. Among these rāgas are sixteen thousand principal ones, which were manifested by the gopīs." Thus the gopīs created sixteen thousand different rāgas, or musical modes, and these have subsequently been disseminated throughout the world. The words yad-gītenedam āvṛtam also indicate that even today devotees throughout the world sing the praises of Kṛṣṇa, following the example of the gopīs.

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