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Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 10 Chapter 16 Texts 13-15

Srimad Bhagavatam
Canto 10 Chapter 16 Texts 13-15

tan alaksya bhayodvigna
gopa nanda-purogamah
vina ramena gah krsnam
jnatva carayitum gatam
tair durnimittair nidhanam
matva praptam atad-vidah
tat-pranas tan-manaskas te
duhkha-soka-bhayaturah
a-bala-vrddha-vanitah
sarve 'nga pasu-vrttayah
nirjagmur gokulad dinah
krsna-darsana-lalasah

TRANSLATION

Seeing the inauspicious omens, Nanda Maharaja and the other cowherd men were fearful, for they knew that Krsna had gone to herd the cows that day without His elder brother, Balarama. Because they had dedicated their minds to Krsna, accepting Him as their very life, they were unaware of His great power and opulence. Thus they concluded that the inauspicious omens indicated He had met with death, and they were overwhelmed with grief, lamentation and fear. All the inhabitants of Vrndavana, including the children, women and elderly persons, thought of Krsna just as a cow thinks of her helpless young calf, and thus these poor, suffering people rushed out of the village, intent upon finding Him.