Victory to you Krishna, victory to you Arjuna
the insults I spewed because of heavy sorrow
do not take to heart, O great archer
those who think of you will have God’s blessings!
After hearing his wife’s sobbing words from inside the labour room, the Brahmin was devastated and fainted. Just as a fire stoked by wind, the Brahmin rose up blinded by fury and condemned Arjuna in the strongest of terms.
You fool! What happened to your great prowess?
what’s the use of your strong and beautiful
house of arrows, you pretender?
O Pandava, again and again I warned you
pointedly not to get involved in this
After consoling his tired wife the Brahmin left for Krishna’s palace and spoke to Arjuna thus.
O the boldest among the bold, O Pandava
come now with me to my house.
Your glory is as white as milk, you are handsome as Kamadeva
O the killer of enemies and the most famous in the Puru clan
Isn’t it here that we met earlier
O handsome, don’t you remember
my virtuous wife has conceived again
the most joyous delivery time is nigh
O chaste woman, do not feel sad
do not make me worried, my beauty
to bring Arjuna the great archer
I am leaving now and will be back soon.
My dearest, be bold, O well-mannered.