Srimad Bhagavatam 10-83-05-07 - Disappearance of Shyamananda Pandit Prabhu (download mp3)
by Krishna Chandra Prabhu at ISKCON Chowpatty
ity uttamah-sloka-sikha-manim janesv
sametya govinda-katha mitho ’grnams
tri-loka-gitah srnu varnayami te
The great sage Sukadeva Gosvami said: As Yudhisthira and the others were thus praising Lord Krsna, the crest jewel of all sublimely glorified personalities, the women of the Andhaka and Kaurava clans met with one another and began discussing topics about Govinda that are sung throughout the three worlds. Please listen as I relate these to you.
he vaidarbhy acyuto bhadre
he jambavati kausale
he satyabhame kalindi
saibye rohini laksmane
he krsna-patnya etan no
brute vo bhagavan svayam
upayeme yatha lokam
Translation:Sri Draupadi said: O Vaidarbhi, Bhadra and Jambavati, O Kausala, Satyabhama and Kalindi, O Saibya, Rohini, Laksmana and other wives of Lord Krsna, please tell me how the Supreme Lord Acyuta, imitating the ways of this world by His mystic power, came to marry each of you.
The Rohini addressed here by Draupadi is not Lord Balarama’s mother but another Rohini, the foremost of the sixteen thousand princesses Lord Krsna rescued from the prison of Bhaumasura. Draupadi turns to her as the representative of all sixteen thousand, and as a virtual equal to Sri Krsna’s eight chief queens.