|Canto 10: The Summum Bonum||Chapter 82: Kṛṣṇa and Balarāma Meet the Inhabitants of Vṛndāvana|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.82.3-6
niḥkṣatriyāḿ mahīḿ kurvan
rāmaḥ śastra-bhṛtāḿ varaḥ
yatra cakre mahā-hradān
īje ca bhagavān rāmo
yatrāspṛṣṭo 'pi karmaṇā
lokaḿ sańgrāhayann īśo
tatrāgan bhāratīḥ prajāḥ
vṛṣṇayaś ca tathākrūra-
yayur bhārata tat kṣetraḿ
svam aghaḿ kṣapayiṣṇavaḥ
āste 'niruddho rakṣāyāḿ
kṛtavarmā ca yūtha-paḥ
niḥkṣatriyām — rid of kings; mahīm — the earth; kurvan — having made; rāmaḥ — Lord Paraśurāma; śastra — of weapons; bhṛtām — of the holders; varaḥ — the greatest; nṛpāṇām — of kings; rudhira — of the blood; oghena — with the floods; yatra — where; cakre — he made; mahā — great; hradān — lakes; īje — worshiped; ca — and; bhagavān — the Supreme Lord; rāmaḥ — Paraśurāma; yatra — where; aspṛṣṭaḥ — untouched; api — even though; karmaṇā — by material work and its reactions; lokam — the world in general; sańgrāhayan — instructing; īśaḥ — the Lord; yathā — as if; anyaḥ — another person; agha — sins; apanuttaye — in order to dispel; mahatyām — mighty; tīrtha-yātrāyām — on the occasion of the holy pilgrimage; tatra — there; āgan — came; bhāratīḥ — of Bhārata-varṣa; prajāḥ — people; vṛṣṇayaḥ — members of the Vṛṣṇi clan; ca — and; tathā — also; akrūra-vasudeva-āhuka-ādayaḥ — Akrūra, Vasudeva, Āhuka (Ugrasena) and others; yayuḥ — went; bhārata — O descendant of Bharata (Parīkṣit); tat — that; kṣetram — to the holy place; svam — their own; agham — sins; kṣapayiṣṇavaḥ — desirous of eradicating; gada-pradyumna-sāmba-ādayaḥ — Gada, Pradyumna, Sāmba and others; sucandra-śuka-sāraṇaiḥ — with Sucandra, Śuka and Sāraṇa; āste — remained; aniruddhaḥ — Aniruddha; rakṣāyām — for guarding; kṛtavarmā — Kṛtavarmā; ca — and; yūtha-paḥ — leader of the army.
After ridding the earth of kings, Lord Paraśurāma, the foremost of warriors, created huge lakes from the kings' blood at Samantaka-pañcaka. Although he is never tainted by karmic reactions, Lord Paraśurāma performed sacrifices there to instruct people in general; thus he acted like an ordinary person trying to free himself of sins. From all parts of Bhārata-varṣa a great number of people now came to that Samanta-pañcaka on pilgrimage. O descendant of Bharata, among those arriving at the holy place were many Vṛṣṇis, such as Gada, Pradyumna and Sāmba, hoping to be relieved of their sins; Akrūra, Vasudeva, Āhuka and other kings also went there. Aniruddha remained in Dvārakā with Sucandra, Śuka and Sāraṇa to guard the city, together with Kṛtavarmā, the commander of their armed forces.
According to Śrīla Viśvanātha Cakravartī, Śrī Kṛṣṇa's grandson Aniruddha remained in Dvārakā to protect the city because He is originally Lord Viṣṇu's manifestation as the guardian of the spiritual planet Śvetadvīpa.
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