Canto 9: LiberationChapter 14: King Purūravā Enchanted by Urvaśī

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.14.39

saḿvatsarānte hi bhavān

eka-rātraḿ mayeśvaraḥ

raḿsyaty apatyāni ca te

bhaviṣyanty aparāṇi bhoḥ


saḿvatsara-ante — at the end of every year; hi — indeed; bhavān — your good self; eka-rātram — one night only; mayā — with me; īśvaraḥ — my husband; raḿsyati — will enjoy sex life; apatyāni — children; ca — also; te — your; bhaviṣyanti — will generate; aparāṇi — others, one after another; bhoḥO my dear King.


O my dear King, you will be able to enjoy with me as my husband at the end of every year, for one night only. In this way you will have other children, one after another.


Although Urvaśī had adversely explained the nature of woman, Mahārāja Purūravā was very much attached to her, and therefore she wanted to give the King some concession by agreeing to be his wife for one night at the end of each year.

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