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SB 10.83.23

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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


sajyaṁ kṛtvāpare vīrā
bhīmo duryodhanaḥ karṇo
nāvidaṁs tad-avasthitim


sajyam—strung; kṛtvā—making (the bow); apare—other; vīrāḥ—heroes; māgadha—the King of Magadha (Jarāsandha); ambaṣṭha—the King of Ambaṣṭha; cedi-pāḥ—the ruler of Cedi (Śiśupāla); bhīmaḥ duryodhanaḥ karṇaḥ—Bhīma, Duryodhana and Karṇa; na avidan—they could not find; tad—of it (the target); avasthitim—the location.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


A few heroes—namely Jarāsandha, Śiśupāla, Bhīma, Duryodhana, Karṇa and the King of Ambaṣṭha—succeeded in stringing the bow, but none of them could find the target.


These kings were very strong physically, but they were not skillful enough to find the target.

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