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SB 10.8.24

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada


yarhy aṅganā-darśanīya-kumāra-līlāv
antar-vraje tad abalāḥ pragṛhīta-pucchaiḥ
vatsair itas tata ubhāv anukṛṣyamāṇau
prekṣantya ujjhita-gṛhā jahṛṣur hasantyaḥ


yarhi—when; aṅganā-darśanīya—visible only to the ladies within the house; kumāra-līlau—the pastimes Śrī Kṛṣṇa and Balarāma exhibited as children; antaḥ-vraje—within the inside of Vraja, in the house of Nanda Mahārāja; tat—at that time; abalāḥ—all the ladies; pragṛhīta-pucchaiḥ—the ends of their tails having been caught by Kṛṣṇa and Balarāma; vatsaiḥ—by the calves; itaḥ tataḥ—here and there; ubhau—both Kṛṣṇa and Balarāma; anukṛṣyamāṇau—being dragged; prekṣantyaḥ—seeing such things; ujjhita—given up; gṛhāḥ—their household affairs; jahṛṣuḥ—enjoyed very much; hasantyaḥ—while laughing.


Within the house of Nanda Mahārāja, the cowherd ladies would enjoy seeing the pastimes of the babies Rāma and Kṛṣṇa. The babies would catch the ends of the calves' tails, and the calves would drag Them here and there. When the ladies saw these pastimes, they certainly stopped their household activities and laughed and enjoyed the incidents.


While crawling in curiosity, Kṛṣṇa and Balarāma would sometimes catch the ends of the tails of calves. The calves, feeling that someone had caught them, would begin to flee here and there, and the babies would hold on very tightly, being afraid of how the calves were moving. The calves, seeing that the babies were holding them tightly, would also become afraid. Then the ladies would come to rescue the babies and gladly laugh. This was their enjoyment.

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