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SB 12.1.18

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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 18

śuṅgaṁ hatvā devabhūtiṁ
kāṇvo 'mātyas tu kāminam
svayaṁ kariṣyate rājyaṁ
vasudevo mahā-matiḥ


SYNONYMS

śuṅgam—the Śuṅga king; hatvā—killing; devabhūtim—Devabhūti; kāṇvaḥ—the member of the Kāṇva family; amātyaḥ—his minister; tu—but; kāminam—lusty; svayam—himself; kariṣyate—will execute; rājyam—the rulership; vasudevaḥ—named Vasudeva; mahā-matiḥ—very intelligent.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


TRANSLATION

Vasudeva, an intelligent minister coming from the Kāṇva family, will kill the last of the Śuṅga kings, a lusty debauchee named Devabhūti, and assume rulership himself.


PURPORT

Apparently, because King Devabhūti was lusty after the wives of other men, his minister killed him, assuming leadership and thus beginning the Kāṇva dynasty.



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