Canto 10: The Summum BonumChapter 53: Kṛṣṇa Kidnaps Rukmiṇī

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.53.18-19

kṛṣṇa-rāma-dviṣo yattāḥ

kanyāḿ caidyāya sādhitum

yady āgatya haret kṛṣno

rāmādyair yadubhir vṛtaḥ

yotsyāmaḥ saḿhatās tena

iti niścita-mānasāḥ

ājagmur bhū-bhujaḥ sarve

samagra-bala-vāhanāḥ

SYNONYMS

kṛṣṇa-rāma-dviṣaḥ — those hateful toward Kṛṣṇa and Balarāma; yattāḥ — prepared; kanyām — the bride; caidyāya — for Śiśupāla; sādhitumin order to secure; yadi — if; āgatya — coming; haret — should steal; kṛṣṇaḥKṛṣṇa; rāma — by Balarāma; ādyaiḥ — and other; yadubhiḥ — Yadus; vṛtaḥ — accompanied; yotsyāmaḥ — we will fight; saḿhatāḥ — joining all together; tena — with Him; iti — thus; niścita-mānasāḥ — having decided; ājagmuḥ — came; bhū-bhujaḥ — the kings; sarve — all; samagra — complete; bala — with military forces; vāhanāḥ — and conveyances.

TRANSLATION

To secure the bride for Śiśupāla, the kings who envied Kṛṣṇa and Balarāma came to the following decision among themselves: "If Kṛṣṇa comes here with Balarāma and the other Yadus to steal the bride, we shall band together and fight Him." Thus those envious kings went to the wedding with their entire armies and a full complement of military conveyances.

PURPORT

The word saḿhatāḥ, which normally means "bound tightly together," may also mean "thoroughly struck down" or "killed." Thus although Kṛṣṇa's enemies thought they were unified and strong — saḿhatāḥ in the former sense — they could not successfully oppose the Personality of Godhead, and consequently they would be struck down and killed — saḿhatāḥ in the latter sense.

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