Canto 10: The Summum BonumChapter 86: Arjuna Kidnaps Subhadrā, and Kṛṣṇa Blesses His Devotees

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.86.1

śrī-rājovāca

brahman veditum icchāmaḥ

svasārāḿ rāma-kṛṣṇayoḥ

yathopayeme vijayo

mamāsīt pitāmahī

SYNONYMS

śrī-rājā uvāca — the great King (Parīkṣit) said; brahmanO brāhmaṇa (Śukadeva); veditumto know; icchāmaḥ — we wish; svasāram — the sister; rāma-kṛṣṇayoḥ — of Balarāma and Kṛṣṇa; yathā — how; upayeme — married; vijayaḥArjuna; — she who; mama — my; āsīt — was; pitāmahī — the grandmother.

TRANSLATION

King Parīkṣit said: O brāhmaṇa, we would like to learn how Arjuna married Lord Balarāma's and Lord Kṛṣṇa's sister, who was my grandmother.

PURPORT

Parīkṣit Mahārāja turns now to the topic of the marriage of Lord Kṛṣṇa's sister, Subhadrā. In the opinion of Śrīla Śrīdhara Svāmī, King Parīkṣit's question here follows from the previous narration because Arjuna's winning the hand of Subhadrā was just as difficult a feat as Lord Kṛṣṇa's retrieving the sons of Devakī from the realm of the dead, since Lord Balarāma Himself opposed Subhadrā's marriage to Arjuna.

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