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SB 10.18.19

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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


tatropāhūya gopālān
kṛṣṇaḥ prāha vihāra-vit
he gopā vihariṣyāmo
dvandvī-bhūya yathā-yatham


tatra—thereupon; upāhūya—calling; gopālān—the cowherd boys; kṛṣṇaḥ—Lord Kṛṣṇa; prāha—spoke; vihāra-vit—the knower of all sports and games; he gopāḥ—O cowherd boys; vihariṣyāmaḥ—let us play, dvandvī-bhūya-dividing into two groups; yathā-yatham—suitably.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


Kṛṣṇa, who knows all sports and games, then called together the cowherd boys and spoke as follows: "Hey cowherd boys! Let's play now! We'll divide ourselves into two even teams."


The word yathā-yatham means that Kṛṣṇa naturally wanted the two teams to be evenly matched so that there would be a good game. In addition to the pleasure of sporting, the purpose of the game was to kill the demon Pralamba.

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