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SB 10.68.18

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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 18

te 'ti-prītās tam ākarṇya
prāptaṁ rāmaṁ suhṛt-tamam
tam arcayitvābhiyayuḥ
sarve maṅgala-pāṇayaḥ


SYNONYMS

te—they; ati—extremely; prītāḥ—pleased; tam—Him; ākarṇya—hearing; prāptam—arrived; rāmam—Balarāma; suhṛt-tamam—their dearest friend; tam—him, Uddhava; arcayitvā—after worshiping; abhiyayuḥ—went forth; sarve—all of them; maṅgala—auspicious offerings; pāṇayaḥ—in their hands.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


TRANSLATION

Overjoyed to hear that Balarāma, their dearmost friend, had come, they first honored Uddhava and then went forth to meet the Lord, carrying auspicious offerings in their hands.


PURPORT

In Kṛṣṇa, Śrīla Prabhupāda writes, "The leaders of the Kuru dynasty, especially Dhṛtarāṣṭra and Duryodhana, were very joyful because they knew very well that Lord Balarāma was a great well-wisher of their family. There were no bounds to their joy on hearing the news, and so immediately they welcomed Uddhava. In order to properly receive Lord Balarāma, they all took in their hands auspicious paraphernalia for His reception and went to see Him outside the city door."



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