|Canto 10: The Summum Bonum||Chapter 69: Nārada Muni Visits Lord Kṛṣṇa's Palaces in Dvārakā|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.69.35
carantaḿ mṛgayāḿ kvāpi
hayam āruhya saindhavam
ghnantaḿ tatra paśūn medhyān
carantam — traveling; mṛgayām — on a hunting expedition; kva api — somewhere; hayam — His horse; āruhya — mounting; saindhavam — of the Sindh country; ghnantam — killing; tatra — there; paśūn — animals; medhyān — offerable in sacrifice; parītam — surrounded; yadu-puńgavaiḥ — by the most heroic Yadus.
In another place He was on a hunting expedition. Mounted on His Sindhī horse and accompanied by the most heroic of the Yadus, He was killing animals meant for offering in sacrifice.
Śrīla Prabhupāda comments, "According to Vedic regulations, the kṣatriyas were allowed to kill prescribed animals on certain occasions, either to maintain peace in the forests or to offer the animals in the sacrificial fire. Kṣatriyas are allowed to practice this killing art because they have to kill their enemies mercilessly to maintain peace in society."
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