|Canto 9: Liberation||Chapter 10: The Pastimes of the Supreme Lord, Rāmacandra|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.10.25
svān svān bandhūn pariṣvajya
ruruduḥ susvaraḿ dīnā
ghnantya ātmānam ātmanā
svān svān — their own respective husbands; bandhūn — friends; pariṣvajya — embracing; lakṣmaṇa-iṣubhiḥ — by the arrows of Lakṣmaṇa; arditān — who were killed; ruruduḥ — all the wives cried piteously; su-svaram — it was very sweet to hear; dīnāḥ — very poor; ghnantyaḥ — striking; ātmānam — their breasts; ātmanā — by themselves.
Striking their breasts in affliction because their husbands had been killed by the arrows of Lakṣmaṇa, the women embraced their respective husbands and cried piteously in voices appealing to everyone.
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