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SB 10.86.10

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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


ratha-stho dhanur ādāya
śūrāṁś cārundhato bhaṭān
vidrāvya krośatāṁ svānāṁ
sva-bhāgaṁ mṛga-rāḍ iva


ratha—on his chariot; sthaḥ—standing; dhanuḥ—his bow; ādāya—taking up; śūrān—the heroes; ca—and; arundhataḥ—trying to block him; bhaṭān—and the guards; vidrāvya—driving off; krośatām—as they shouted in anger; svānām—her relatives; sva—his own; bhāgam—rightful portion; mṛga-rāṭ—the king of animals, the lion; iva—just as.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


Standing on his chariot, Arjuna took up his bow and drove off the valiant fighters and palace guards who tried to block his way. As her relatives shouted in anger, he took Subhadrā away just as a lion takes his prey from the midst of lesser animals.

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