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SB 11.19.12

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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


nivṛtte bhārate yuddhe
śrutvā dharmān bahūn paścān
mokṣa-dharmān apṛcchata


nivṛtte—when it ended; bhārate—of the descendants of Bhārata (the Kurus and Pāṇḍavas); yuddhe—the war; suhṛt—of his beloved well-wishers; nidhana—by the destruction; vihvalaḥ—overwhelmed; śrutvā—having heard; dharmān—religious principles; bahūn—many; paścāt—at last; mokṣa—concerning liberation; dharmān—religious principles; apṛcchata—asked about.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


When the great Battle of Kurukṣetra had ended, King Yudhiṣṭhira was overwhelmed by the death of many beloved well-wishers, and thus, after listening to instructions about many religious principles, he finally inquired about the path of liberation.

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