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SB 10.18.17

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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 17

paśūṁś cārayator gopais
tad-vane rāma-kṛṣṇayoḥ
gopa-rūpī pralambo 'gād
asuras taj-jihīrṣayā


SYNONYMS

paśūn—the animals; cārayatoḥ—while the two of Them were herding; gopaiḥ—along with the cowherd boys; tat-vane—in that forest, Vṛndāvana; rāma-kṛṣṇayoḥ—Lord Rāma and Lord Kṛṣṇa; gopa-rūpī—assuming the form of a cowherd boy; pralambaḥ—Pralamba; agāt—came; asuraḥ—the demon; tat—Them; jihīrṣayā—with the desire of kidnapping.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


TRANSLATION

While Rāma, Kṛṣṇa and Their cowherd friends were thus tending the cows in that Vṛndāvana forest, the demon Pralamba entered their midst. He had assumed the form of a cowherd boy with the intention of kidnapping Kṛṣṇa and Balarāma.


PURPORT

Having described how Kṛṣṇa and Balarāma acted just like ordinary boys, Śukadeva Gosvāmī will now reveal one of the Lord's transcendental pastimes that is beyond the range of human activity. According to Śrīla Viśvanātha Cakravartī Ṭhākura, the demon Pralamba disguised himself as a particular cowherd boy who on that day had remained at home with duties to perform.



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