Please note: The synonyms, translation and purport of this verse were composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
- evaṁ saptadaśa-kṛtvas
- tāvaty akṣauhiṇī-balaḥ
- yuyudhe māgadho rājā
- yadubhiḥ kṛṣṇa-pālitaiḥ
evam—in this way; sapta-daśa—seventeen; kṛtvaḥ—times; tāvati—even thus (being defeated); akṣauhiṇī—consisting of entire divisions; balaḥ—His military strength; yuyudhe—fought; māgadhaḥ rājā—the King of Magadha; yadubhiḥ—with the Yadus; kṛṣṇa-pālitaiḥ—protected by Kṛṣṇa.
Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
Seventeen times the King of Magadha met defeat in this very way. And yet throughout these defeats he fought on with his akṣauhiṇī divisions against the forces of the Yadu dynasty who were protected by Śrī Kṛṣṇa.