Canto 10: The Summum BonumChapter 58: Kṛṣṇa Marries Five Princesses

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.58.40

śrī-bhagavān uvāca

narendra yācñā kavibhir vigarhitā

rājanya-bandhor nija-dharma-vartinaḥ

tathāpi yāce tava sauhṛdecchayā

kanyāḿ tvadīyāḿ na hi śulka- vayam

SYNONYMS

śrī-bhagavān uvāca — the Supreme Personality of Godhead said; nara-indraO ruler of men; yācñā — begging; kavibhiḥ — by learned authorities; vigarhitā — condemned; rājanya — of the royal order; bandhoḥ — for a member; nijain his own; dharma — religious standards; vartinaḥ — who is situated; tathā api — nevertheless; yāceI am begging; tava — with you; sauhṛda — for friendship; icchayā — out of desire; kanyām — daughter; tvadīyām — your; na — not; hi — indeed; śulka-dāḥ — givers of payment; vayam — We.

TRANSLATION

The Supreme Lord said: O ruler of men, learned authorities condemn begging for a person in the royal order who is executing his religious duties. Even so, desiring your friendship, I ask you for your daughter, though We offer no gifts in exchange.

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