Canto 6: Prescribed Duties for MankindChapter 14: King Citraketu's Lamentation

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.14.37

mātus tv atitarāḿ putre

sneho moha-samudbhavaḥ

kṛtadyuteḥ sapatnīnāḿ

prajā-kāma-jvaro 'bhavat


mātuḥ — of the mother; tu — also; atitarām — excessively; putre — for the son; snehaḥ — affection; moha — out of ignorance; samudbhavaḥ — produced; kṛtadyuteḥ — of Kṛtadyuti; sapatnīnām — of the co-wives; prajā-kāma — of a desire to have sons; jvaraḥa fever; abhavat — there was.


The mother's attraction and attention to the son, like that of the child's father, excessively increased. The other wives, seeing Kṛtadyuti's son, were very much agitated, as if by high fevers, with a desire to have sons.

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