Please note: The synonyms, translation and purport of this verse were composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
- evaṁ nirbhartsitā bhītā
- yamunā yadu-nandanam
- uvāca cakitā vācaṁ
- patitā pādayor nṛpa
evam—thus; nirbhartsitā—scolded; bhītā—afraid; yamunā—the presiding goddess of the river Yamunā; yadu-nandanam—to the beloved descendant of Yadu, Lord Balarāma; uvāca—spoke; cakitā—trembling; vācam—words; patitā—fallen; pādayoḥ—at His feet; nṛpa—O King (Parīkṣit).
Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
[Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued:] Thus scolded by the Lord, O King, the frightened river-goddess Yamunā came and fell at the feet of Śrī Balarāma, the beloved descendant of Yadu. Trembling, she spoke to Him the following words.
According to Śrīla Jīva Gosvāmī, the goddess who appeared before Lord Balarāma is an expansion of Śrīmatī Kālindī, one of Lord Kṛṣṇa's queens in Dvārakā. Śrīla Jīva Gosvāmī calls her a "shadow" of Kālindī, and Śrīla Viśvanātha Cakravartī confirms that she is an expansion of Kālindī, not Kālindī herself. Śrīla Jīva Gosvāmī also gives evidence from Śrī Hari-vaṁśa—in the statement pratyuvācārṇava-vadhūm—that Goddess Yamunā is the wife of the ocean. The Hari-vaṁśa therefore also refers to her as sāgarāṅganā.