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Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.15.13
bhāradvājāḿś ca barhiṇaḥ
anurauti sma sattvānāḿ
cakora-krauñca-cakrāhva-bhāradvājān ca — the cakora, krauñca, cakrāhva and bhāradvāja birds; barhiṇaḥ — the peacocks; anurauti sma — He would call out in imitation of; sattvānām — together with the other creatures; bhīta-vat — acting as if afraid; vyāghra-siḿhayoḥ — of the tigers and lions.
Sometimes He would cry out in imitation of birds such as the cakoras, krauñcas, cakrāhvas, bhāradvājas and peacocks, and sometimes He would run away with the smaller animals in mock fear of lions and tigers.
The word bhīta-vat, "as if afraid," indicates that Lord Kṛṣṇa played just like an ordinary boy and ran with the smaller forest creatures in mock fear of the lions and tigers. Actually, in Vṛndāvana, the abode of the Lord, the lions and tigers are not violent, and thus there is no reason to fear them.
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