by Danavir Goswami | 425,489 words
The Garga-samhita Verse 3.6.24, 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:
अथवा क्रीडनार्थं हि
कृष्णो यदि गृहीतवान्
बलदेवो ऽथवा बालस्
तौ पृच्छे दीन-मानसः
athavā krīḍanārthaṃ hi
kṛṣṇo yadi gṛhītavān
baladevo 'thavā bālas
tau pṛcche dīna-mānasaḥ
English translation of verse 3.6.24:
Now I am unhappy at heart. I will ask whether Kṛṣṇa or Balarāma took the necklaces for their playing.