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SB 10.46.25

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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

TEXT 25

tāla-trayaṁ mahā-sāraṁ
dhanur yaṣṭim ivebha-rāṭ
babhañjaikena hastena
saptāham adadhād girim


SYNONYMS

tāla-trayam—as long as three palm trees; mahā-sāram—extremely solid; dhanuḥ—the bow; yaṣṭim—a stick; iva—as; ibha-rāṭ—a royal elephant; babhañja—He broke; ekena—with one; hastena—hand; sapta-aham—for seven days; adadhāt—held; girim—a mountain.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


TRANSLATION

With the ease of a royal elephant breaking a stick, Kṛṣṇa broke a powerful, giant bow three tālas long. He also held a mountain aloft for seven days with just one hand.


PURPORT

According to Ācārya Viśvanātha, a tāla ("palm tree") is a measurement of about sixty hastas, or ninety feet. Thus the great bow Kṛṣṇa broke was two hundred seventy feet long.



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