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SB 11.2.17

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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

TEXT 17

teṣāṁ vai bharato jyeṣṭho
nārāyaṇa-parāyaṇaḥ
vikhyātaṁ varṣam etad yan-
nāmnā bhāratam adbhutam


SYNONYMS

teṣām—of them; vai—indeed; bharataḥ—Bharata; jyeṣṭhaḥ—the oldest; nārāyaṇa-parāyaṇaḥ—completely devoted to Lord Nārāyaṇa; vikhyātam—is famous; varṣam—the planet; etat—this; yat-nāmnā—by whose name; bhāratam—Bhārata-varṣa; adbhutam—wonderful.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


TRANSLATION

Of the one hundred sons of Lord Ṛṣabhadeva, the eldest, Bharata, was completely devoted to Lord Nārāyaṇa. It is because of Bharata's fame that this planet is now celebrated as the great Bhārata-varṣa.



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