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SB 10.53.37

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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


asyaiva bhāryā bhavituṁ
rukmiṇy arhati nāparā
asāv apy anavadyātmā
bhaiṣmyāḥ samucitaḥ patiḥ


asya—for Him; eva—alone; bhāryā—wife; bhavitum—to be; rukmiṇī—Rukmiṇī; arhati—deserves; na aparā—none other; asau—He; api—as well; anavadya—faultless; ātmā—whose bodily form; bhaiṣmyāḥ—for the daughter of Bhīṣmaka; samucitaḥ—most suitable; patiḥ—husband.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


[The people of the city said:] Rukmiṇī, and no one else, deserves to become His wife, and He also, possessing such flawless beauty, is the only suitable husband for Princess Bhaiṣmī.


According to Śrīla Viśvanātha Cakravartī, this text combines statements made by different citizens. Some pointed out that Rukmiṇī was a suitable wife for Kṛṣṇa, others said that no one else was suitable. Similarly, some stated that Kṛṣṇa was most suitable for Rukmiṇī, and others stated that no one else would be a suitable husband for her.

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