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SB 10.49.16

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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


yāsyan rājānam abhyetya
viṣamaṁ putra-lālasam
avadat suhṛdāṁ madhye
bandhubhiḥ sauhṛdoditam


yāsyan—when he was about to go; rājānam—the King (Dhṛtarāṣṭra); abhyetya—going up to; viṣamam—biased; putra—toward his sons; lālasam—ardently affectionate; avadat—he spoke; suhṛdām—relatives; madhye—among; bandhubhiḥ—by well-wishing relatives (Lord Kṛṣṇa and Lord Balarāma); sauhṛda—in friendship; uditam—what had been said.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


The ardent affection King Dhṛtarāṣṭra felt for his sons had made him act unjustly toward the Pāṇḍavas. Just before leaving, Akrūra approached the King, who was seated among his friends and supporters, and related to him the message that his relatives—Lord Kṛṣṇa and Lord Balarāma—had sent out of friendship.

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