Please note: The synonyms, translation and purport of this verse were composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
- bhagavan śrotum icchāmi
- yathā māgadha-śālvādīn
- jitvā kanyām upāharat
bhagavan—O lord (Śukadeva Gosvāmī); śrotum—to hear; icchāmi—I wish; kṛṣṇasya—about Kṛṣṇa; amita—immeasurable; tejasaḥ—whose potency; yathā—how; māgadha-śālva-ādīn—such kings as Jarāsandha and Śālva; jitvā—defeating; kanyām—the bride; upāharat—He took away.
Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
My lord, I wish to hear how the immeasurably powerful Lord Kṛṣṇa took away His bride while defeating such kings as Māgadha and Sālva.
We should not think that Śrī Kṛṣṇa was actually afraid of Jarāsandha. In the very next chapter we will find that Śrī Kṛṣṇa easily defeats Jarāsandha and his soldiers. Thus we should never doubt the supreme prowess of Lord Kṛṣṇa.