|Canto 10: The Summum Bonum||Chapter 68: The Marriage of Sāmba|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.68.18
te 'ti-prītās tam ākarṇya
prāptaḿ rāmaḿ suhṛt-tamam
te — they; ati — extremely; prītāḥ — pleased; tam — Him; ākarṇya — hearing; prāptam — arrived; rāmam — Balarāma; suhṛt-tamam — their dearest friend; tam — him, Uddhava; arcayitvā — after worshiping; abhiyayuḥ — went forth; sarve — all of them; mańgala — auspicious offerings; pāṇayaḥ — in their hands.
Overjoyed to hear that Balarāma, their dearmost friend, had come, they first honored Uddhava and then went forth to meet the Lord, carrying auspicious offerings in their hands.
In Kṛṣṇa, Śrīla Prabhupāda writes, "The leaders of the Kuru dynasty, especially Dhṛtarāṣṭra and Duryodhana, were very joyful because they knew very well that Lord Balarāma was a great well-wisher of their family. There were no bounds to their joy on hearing the news, and so immediately they welcomed Uddhava. In order to properly receive Lord Balarāma, they all took in their hands auspicious paraphernalia for His reception and went to see Him outside the city door."
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