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SB 12.3.16

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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


kenopāyena bhagavan
kaler doṣān kalau janāḥ
vidhamiṣyanty upacitāṁs
tan me brūhi yathā mune


śrī-rājā uvāca—King Parīkṣit said; kena—by what; upāyena—means; bhagavan—my dear lord; kaleḥ—of the age of Kali; doṣān—the faults; kalau—living in Kali-yuga; janāḥ—people; vidhamiṣyanti—will eradicate; upacitān—accumulated; tat—that; me—to me; brūhi—please explain; yathā—fittingly; mune—O sage.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


King Parīkṣit said: My lord, how can persons living in the age of Kali rid themselves of the cumulative contamination of this age? O great sages please explain this to me.


King Parīkṣit was a compassionate, saintly ruler. Thus, after hearing of the abominable qualities of the age of Kali, he naturally inquired as to how those born in this age can free themselves of its inherent contamination.

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