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SB 9.9.1

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada



TEXT 1

śrī-śuka uvāca
aṁśumāṁś ca tapas tepe
gaṅgānayana-kāmyayā
kālaṁ mahāntaṁ nāśaknot
tataḥ kālena saṁsthitaḥ


SYNONYMS

śrī-śukaḥ uvāca—Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said; aṁśumān—the king named Aṁśumān; ca—also; tapaḥ tepe—executed austerity; gaṅgā—the Ganges; ānayana-kāmyayā—with a desire to bring the Ganges to this material world to deliver his forefathers; kālam—time; mahāntam—for a long duration; na—not; aśaknot—was successful; tataḥ—thereafter; kālena—in due course of time; saṁsthitaḥ—died.


TRANSLATION

Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: King Aṁśumān, like his grandfather, performed austerities for a very long time. Nonetheless, he could not bring the Ganges to this material world, and thereafter, in due course of time, he died.



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