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SB 10.46.24

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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


kaṁsaṁ nāgāyuta-prāṇaṁ
mallau gaja-patiṁ yathā
avadhiṣṭāṁ līlayaiva
paśūn iva mṛgādhipaḥ


kaṁsam—Kaṁsa; nāga—of elephants; ayuta—ten thousand; prāṇam—whose vital strength; mallau—the two wrestlers (Cāṇūra and Muṣṭika); gaja-patim—the king of the elephants (Kuvalayāpīḍa); yathā—inasmuch as; avadhiṣṭām—the two of Them killed; līlayā—as a game; eva—simply; paśūn—animals; iva—as; mṛga-adhipaḥ—the lion, king of animals.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


After all, Kṛṣṇa and Balarāma killed Kaṁsa, who was as strong as ten thousand elephants, as well as the wrestlers Cāṇūra and Muṣṭika and the elephant Kuvalayāpīḍa. They killed them all sportingly, as easily as a lion disposes of small animals.


Here Nanda means to say, "Not only did Garga Muni declare that these boys are divine, but just see what They have done! Everyone is talking about it."

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