Canto 1: CreationChapter 8: Prayers by Queen Kuntī and Parīkṣit Saved

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.8.8

gantuḿ kṛtamatir brahman

dvārakāḿ ratham āsthitaḥ

upalebhe 'bhidhāvantīm

uttarāḿ bhaya-vihvalām


gantum — just desiring to start; kṛtamatiḥ — having decided; brahmanO brāhmaṇa; dvārakām — towards Dvārakā; ratham — on the chariot; āsthitaḥ — seated; upalebhe — saw; abhidhāvantīm — coming hurriedly; uttarāmUttarā; bhaya-vihvalām — being afraid.


As soon as He seated Himself on the chariot to start for Dvārakā, He saw Uttarā hurrying toward Him in fear.


All the members of the family of the Pāṇḍavas were completely dependent on the protection of the Lord, and therefore the Lord protected all of them in all circumstances. The Lord protects everyone, but one who depends completely upon Him is especially looked after by the Lord. The father is more attentive to the little son who is exclusively dependent on the father.

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