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SB 10.54.37

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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


asādhv idaṁ tvayā kṛṣṇa
kṛtam asmaj-jugupsitam
vapanaṁ śmaśru-keśānāṁ
vairūpyaṁ suhṛdo vadhaḥ


asādhu—improperly; idam—this; tvayā—by You; kṛṣṇa—O Kṛṣṇa; kṛtam—done; asmat—for Us; jugupsitam—terrible; vapanam—the shaving; śmaśru-keśānām—of his mustache and hair; vairūpyam—the disfigurement; suhṛdaḥ—of a family member; vadhaḥ—death.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


[Lord Balarāma said:] My dear Kṛṣṇa, You have acted improperly! This deed will bring shame on Us, for to disfigure a close relative by shaving off his mustache and hair is as good as killing him.


Omniscient Balarāma knew that Rukmī was the guilty party, but to encourage the lamenting Rukmiṇī He decided to gently reproach Śrī Kṛṣṇa

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