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SB 11.6.29

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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 29

tad idaṁ yādava-kulaṁ
vīrya-śaurya-śriyoddhatam
lokaṁ jighṛkṣad ruddhaṁ me
velayeva mahārṇavaḥ


SYNONYMS

tat idam—this very; yādava-kulam—Yādava dynasty; vīrya—by their power; śaurya—courage; śriyā—and opulence; uddhatam—magnified; lokam—the whole world; jighṛkṣat—threatening to devour; ruddham—has been checked; me—by Me; velayā—by the shore; iva—just as; mahā-arṇavaḥ—a great ocean.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


TRANSLATION

That very Yādava dynasty in which I appeared became greatly magnified in opulence, especially in their physical strength and courage, to the extent that they threatened to devour the whole world. Therefore I have stopped them, just as the shore holds back the great ocean.


PURPORT

The heroes of the Yadu dynasty were so powerful that even the demigods could not check them. The enthusiasm of the Yadus was unlimitedly increased by their victories in dangerous battles, and they could not be killed. Due to their martial spirit they naturally desired to establish their power over the whole world; therefore the Lord checked them and withdrew them from the earth.



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