Canto 10: The Summum BonumChapter 42: The Breaking of the Sacrificial Bow

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.42.24

gopyo mukunda-vigame virahāturā

āśāsatāśiṣa ṛtā madhu-pury abhūvan

sampaśyatāḿ puruṣa-bhūṣaṇa-gātra-lakṣmīḿ

hitvetarān nu bhajataś cakame 'yanaḿ śrīḥ

SYNONYMS

gopyaḥ — the gopīs; mukunda-vigame — when Lord Mukunda was departing; viraha — by feelings of separation; āturāḥ — tormented; yāḥ — which; āśāsata — they had spoken; āśiṣaḥ — the benedictions; ṛtāḥ — true; madhu-puriin Mathurā; abhūvan — have become; sampaśyatām — for those who are fully seeing; puruṣa — of men; bhūṣaṇa — of the ornament; gātra — of His body; lakṣmīm — the beauty; hitvā — abandoning; itarān — others; nu — indeed; bhajataḥ — who were worshiping her; cakame — hankered for; ayanam — shelter; śrīḥ — the goddess of fortune.

TRANSLATION

At the time of Mukunda's [Kṛṣṇa's] departure from Vṛndāvana, the gopīs had foretold that the residents of Mathurā would enjoy many benedictions, and now the gopīs' predictions were coming true, for those residents were gazing upon the beauty of Kṛṣṇa, the jewel among men. Indeed, the goddess of fortune desired the shelter of that beauty so much that she abandoned many other men, although they worshiped her.

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