Canto 10: The Summum BonumChapter 89: Kṛṣṇa and Arjuna Retrieve a Brāhmaṇa's Sons

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.89.48-49

tatrāśvāḥ śaibya-sugrīva-

meghapuṣpa-balāhakāḥ

tamasi bhraṣṭa-gatayo

babhūvur bharatarṣabha

tān dṛṣṭvā bhagavān kṛṣṇo

mahā-yogeśvareśvaraḥ

sahasrāditya-sańkāśaḿ

sva-cakraḿ prāhiṇot puraḥ

SYNONYMS

tatra — at that place; aśvāḥ — the horses; śaibya-sugrīva-meghapuṣpa-balāhakāḥ — named Śaibya, Sugrīva, Meghapuṣpa and Balāhaka; tamasiin the darkness; bhraṣṭa — having lost; gatayaḥ — their way; babhūvuḥ — became; bharata-ṛṣabhaO best of the Bhāratas; tān — them; dṛṣṭvā — seeing; bhagavān — the Personality of Godhead; kṛṣṇaḥKṛṣṇa; mahā — supreme; yoga-īśvara — of masters of yoga; īśvaraḥ — the master; sahasraa thousand; āditya — suns; sańkāśam — comparable to; sva — His personal; cakram — disc weapon; prāhiṇot — sent; puraḥin front.

TRANSLATION

In that darkness the chariot's horses — Śaibya, Sugrīva, Meghapuṣpa and Balāhaka — lost their way. Seeing them in this condition, O best of the Bhāratas, Lord Kṛṣṇa, the supreme master of all masters of yoga, sent His Sudarśana disc before the chariot. That disc shone like thousands of suns.

PURPORT

Śrīla Viśvanātha Cakravartī gives the following insight into this verse. Lord Kṛṣṇa's horses had descended from Vaikuṇṭha to participate in His earthly pastimes. Since the Lord Himself was pretending to be a finite human being, His steeds now acted confused to enhance the drama of the situation for all who would one day hear this pastime.

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