Garga Samhita (English)

by Danavir Goswami | 425,489 words

The Garga-samhita Verse 3.6.18, English translation, including word-by-word: This text represents a Vaishnava scripture which narrates the life Krishna, It was composed in seventeen cantos by Garga Muni: an ancient sage and priest of the Yadu dynasty having. This is verse 3 of Chapter 6 (The Test of Shri Krishna) of Canto 3 (giriraja-khanda).

Sanskrit text, transliteration and word-by-word meaning:

लोके लज्जा गता सर्वा
हासः स्याच् चेद् धनोद्भृतम्
किं कर्तव्यं तत् प्रति यच्
छ्री-कृष्णोद्वाह-कर्मणि

loke lajjā gatā sarvā
hāsaḥ syāc ced dhanodbhṛtam
kiṃ kartavyaṃ tat prati yac
chrī-kṛṣṇodvāha-karmaṇi

loke—before the people; lajjāembarrassment; gatā—attained; sarvāall; hāsaḥlaughter; syāc—will be; cet—if; dhanawealth; udbhṛtam—held; kim—what?; kartavyam—should be done; tat—that; pratito; yac—what; śrī-kṛṣṇaof Śrī Kṛṣṇa; udvāhamarriage; karmaṇi—in the deed.

English translation of verse 3.6.18:

"If we do not give a proper gift we will be embarrassed before everyone.

Everyone will laugh at us. What should we do? What can we give on the occasion of Śrī Kṛṣṇa's wedding?"

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