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SB 11.9.8

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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


ubhayor apy abhūd ghoṣo
hy avaghnantyāḥ sva-śaṅkhayoḥ
tatrāpy ekaṁ nirabhidad
ekasmān nābhavad dhvaniḥ


ubhayoḥ—from the two (on each hand); api—still; abhūt—there was; ghoṣaḥ—noise; hi—indeed; avaghnantyāḥ—of her who was husking the rice; sva-śaṅkhayoḥ—from each set of two shell ornaments; tatra—therein; api—indeed; ekam—one only; nirabhidat—she separated; ekasmāt—from that one ornament; na—not; abhavat—there was; dhvaniḥ—a sound.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


Thereafter, as the young girl continued to husk the rice, the two bracelets on each wrist continued to collide and make noise. Therefore she took one bracelet off each arm, and with only one left on each wrist there was no more noise.

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