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SB 10.50.18

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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


tava rāma yadi śraddhā
yudhyasva dhairyam udvaha
hitvā vā mac-charaiś chinnaṁ
dehaṁ svar yāhi māṁ jahi


tava—Your; rāma—O Balarāma; yadi—if; śraddhā—confidence; yudhyasva—fight; dhairyam—courage; udvaha—take up; hitvā—leaving aside; —either; mat—my; śaraiḥ—by the arrows; chinnam—cut to pieces; deham—Your body; svaḥ—to heaven; yāhi—go; mām—(or else) me; jahi—kill.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


You, Rāma, should gather Your courage and fight with me, if You think You can do it. You may either give up Your body when it is cut to pieces by my arrows, and thus attain to heaven, or else kill me.


According to ācārya Śrīdhara Svāmī, Jarāsandha suspected that Lord Balarāma's body was indestructible, and thus he offered what might be a more practical alternative, that Balarāma kill Jarāsandha.

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