Principles of Varnashram

2015-12-31
Srimad Bhagavatam 10.72.22 - Principles of Varnashram (download mp3)
by Mukunda Mala Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty
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SB 10.72.22
sri-suka uvaca
svarair akrtibhis tams tu
 prakosthair jya-hatair api
rajanya-bandhun vij├▒aya
 drsta-purvan acintayat

Translation: 
Sukadeva Gosvami said: From the sound of their voices, their physical stature and the marks of bowstrings on their forearms, Jarasandha could tell that his guests were of the royal order. He began to think he had seen them somewhere before.

Purport: 
The acaryas point out that Jarasandha had seen Lord Krsna, Bhimasena and Arjuna at Draupadi’s svayamvara ceremony. Since they had come begging in the guise of brahmanas, Jarasandha thought they must be low-class ksatriyas, as indicated here by the word rajanya-bandhun.