Canto 9: LiberationChapter 3: The Marriage of Sukanyā and Cyavana Muni

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.3.4

te daiva-coditā bālā

jyotiṣī kaṇṭakena vai

avidhyan mugdha-bhāvena

susrāvāsṛk tato bahiḥ


te — those two; daiva-coditāas if impelled by providence; bālā — that young daughter; jyotiṣī — two glowworms within the hole of the earthworm; kaṇṭakena — with a thorn; vai — indeed; avidhyat — pierced; mugdha-bhāvenaas if without knowledge; susrāva — came out; asṛk — blood; tataḥ — from there; bahiḥ — outside.


As if induced by providence, the girl ignorantly pierced those two glowworms with a thorn, and when they were pierced, blood began to ooze out of them.

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