Srimad Bhagavatam Canto 10 Chapter 23 Texts 20-21

Śrīmad Bhāgavatam
Canto 10 Chapter 23 Texts 20-21

niṣidhyamānāḥ patibhir
bhrātṛbhir bandhubhiḥ sutaiḥ
bhagavaty uttama-śloke

yamunopavane ’śoka
vicarantaṁ vṛtaṁ gopaiḥ
sāgrajaṁ dadṛśuḥ striyaḥ


Although their husbands, brothers, sons and other relatives tried to forbid them from going, their hope of seeing Kṛṣṇa, cultivated by extensive hearing of His transcendental qualities, won out. Along the river Yamunā, within a garden decorated with buds of aśoka trees, they caught sight of Him strolling along in the company of the cowherd boys and His elder brother, Balarāma.