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Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.17.3
kasmād dadhāra go-rūpaḿ
yāḿ dudoha pṛthus tatra
ko vatso dohanaḿ ca kim
viduraḥ uvāca — Vidura inquired; kasmāt — why; dadhāra — took; go-rūpam — the shape of a cow; dharitrī — the earth; bahu-rūpiṇī — who has many other forms; yām — whom; dudoha — milked; pṛthuḥ — King Pṛthu; tatra — there; kaḥ — who; vatsaḥ — the calf; dohanam — the milking pot; ca — also; kim — what.
Vidura inquired from the great sage Maitreya: My dear brāhmaṇa, since mother earth can appear in different shapes, why did she take the shape of a cow? And when King Pṛthu milked her, who became the calf, and what was the milking pot?
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