Canto 1: CreationChapter 11: Lord Krishna's Entrance into Dvaraka

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Srimad Bhagavatam 1.11.23

svayam ca gurubhir vipraih

sadaraih sthavirair api

asirbhir yujyamano 'nyair

vandibhis cavisat puram

SYNONYMS

svayam -- Himself; ca -- also; gurubhih -- by elderly relatives; vipraih -- by the brahmanas; sadaraih -- with their wives; sthaviraih -- invalid; api -- also; asirbhih -- by the blessing of; yujyamanah -- being praised by; anyaih -- by others; vandibhih -- admirers; ca -- and; avisat -- entered; puram -- the city.

TRANSLATION

Then the Lord personally entered the city accompanied by elderly relatives and invalid brahmanas with their wives, all offering benedictions and singing the glories of the Lord. Others also praised the glories of the Lord.

PURPORT

The brahmanas in society were never attentive to banking money for future retired life. When they were old invalids, they used to approach the assembly of the kings, and simply by praising the glorious deeds performed by the kings, along with their wives, they would be provided with all necessities of life. Such brahmanas were not, so to speak, flatterers of the kings, but the kings were actually glorified by their actions, and they were sincerely still more encouraged in pious acts by such brahmanas in a dignified way. Lord Sri Krishna is worthy of all glories, and the praying brahmanas and others were glorified themselves by chanting the glories of the Lord.

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