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Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.31.1
jayati te 'dhikaḿ janmanā vrajaḥ
śrayata indirā śaśvad atra hi
dayita dṛśyatāḿ dikṣu tāvakās
tvayi dhṛtāsavas tvāḿ vicinvate
gopyaḥ ūcuḥ — the gopīs said; jayati — is glorious; te — Your; adhikam — exceedingly; janmanā — by the birth; vrajaḥ — the land of Vraja; śrayate — is residing; indirā — Lakṣmī, the goddess of fortune; śaśvat — perpetually; atra — here; hi — indeed; dayita — O beloved; dṛśyatām — may (You) be seen; dikṣu — in all directions; tāvakāḥ — Your (devotees); tvayi — for Your sake; dhṛta — sustained; asavaḥ — their life airs; tvām — for You; vicinvate — they are searching.
The gopīs said: O beloved, Your birth in the land of Vraja has made it exceedingly glorious, and thus Indirā, the goddess of fortune, always resides here. It is only for Your sake that we, Your devoted servants, maintain our lives. We have been searching everywhere for You, so please show Yourself to us.
Those who are familiar with the art of chanting Sanskrit verses will be able to appreciate the especially exquisite Sanskrit poetry of this chapter. Specifically, the poetic meter of the verses is extraordinarily beautiful, and also, for the most part, in each line the first and seventh syllables begin with the same consonant, as do the second syllables of all four lines.
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