Rukmini's Message to Lord Krishna

2014-10-30
Srimad Bhagavatam 10.52.18 - Rukmini's Message to Lord Krishna (download mp3)
by Prem Kishor Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty
www.iskcondesiretree.net




SB 10.52.18
sri-rajovaca
bhagavan bhismaka-sutam
 rukminim rucirananam
raksasena vidhanena
 upayema iti srutam

Translation:
King Pariksit said: The Supreme Lord married Rukmini, the beautiful-faced daughter of Bhismaka, in the Raksasa style — or so I have heard.

Purport:
Srila Sridhara Svami quotes the following smrti statement: raksaso yuddha-haranat. “A Raksasa marriage takes place when the bride is stolen from one’s rival suitors by force.” Similarly, Sukadeva Gosvami himself has already said, raj├▒ah pramathya: Krsna had to beat down opposing kings to take Rukmini.

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