Madhya-līlāChapter 17: The Lord Travels to Vṛndāvana

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Madhya 17.36

dhanyāḥ sma mūḍha-matayo 'pi hariṇya etā

nanda-nandanam upātta-vicitra-veśam

ākarṇya veṇu-raṇitaḿ saha-kṛṣṇa-sārāḥ

pūjāḿ dadhur viracitāḿ praṇayāvalokaiḥ

SYNONYMS

dhanyāḥ — fortunate, blessed; sma — certainly; mūḍha-matayaḥ — foolish, without good sense; api — although; hariṇyaḥ — she-deer; etāḥ — these; yāḥ — who; nanda-nandanam — the son of Mahārāja Nanda; upātta-vicitra-veśam — dressed very attractively; ākarṇya — hearing; veṇu-raṇitam — the sound of His flute; saha-kṛṣṇa-sārāḥ — accompanied by the black deer (their husbands); pūjām dadhuḥ — they worshiped; viracitām — performed; praṇaya-avalokaiḥ — by their affectionate glances.

TRANSLATION

"'Blessed are all these foolish deer because they have approached Mahārāja Nanda's son, who is gorgeously dressed and is playing on His flute. Indeed, both the does and the bucks worship the Lord with looks of love and affection.'"

PURPORT

This is a verse from Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (10.21.11) spoken by the gopīs of Vṛndāvana.

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