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SB 10.90.16

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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


netre nimīlayasi naktam adṛṣṭa-bandhus
tvaṁ roravīṣi karuṇaṁ bata cakravāki
dāsyaṁ gata vayam ivācyuta-pāda-juṣṭāṁ
kiṁ vā srajaṁ spṛhayase kavareṇa voḍhum


netre—your eyes; nimīlayasi—you keep closed; naktam—during the night; adṛṣṭa—not seen; bandhuḥ—whose beloved; tvam—you; roravīṣi—are crying; karuṇam—pitifully; bata—alas; cakravāki—O cakravākī (female crane); dāsyam—servitude; gatā—attained; vayam iva—like us; acyuta—of Kṛṣṇa; pāda—by the feet; juṣṭām—honored; kim—perhaps; —or; srajam—the flower garland; spṛhayase—you desire; kavareṇa—in the braid of your hair; voḍhum—to carry.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


Poor cakravākī, even after closing your eyes, you continue to cry pitifully through the night for your unseen mate. Or is it that, like us, you have become the servant of Acyuta and hanker to wear in your braided hair the garland He has blessed with the touch of His feet?

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