TEXTS 13-14
yada mrdhe kaurava-srnjayanam
viresv atho vira-gatim gatesu
vrkodaraviddha-gadabhimarsa-
bhagnoru-dande dhrtarastra-putre
bhartuh priyam draunir iti sma pasyan
krsna-sutanam svapatam siramsi
upaharad vipriyam eva tasya
jugupsitam karma vigarhayanti
SYNONYMS
yada—when; mrdhe—in the battlefield; kaurava—the party of Dhrtarastra; srnjayanam—of the party of the Pandavas; viresu—of the warriors; atho—thus; vira-gatim—the destination deserved by the warriors; gatesu—being obtained; vrkodaraBhima (the second Pandava); aviddha—beaten; gada—by the club; abhimarsa—lamenting; bhagna—broken; uru-dande—spinal cord; dhrtarastra-putre—the son of King Dhrtarastra; bhartuh—of the master; priyam—pleasing; draunih—the son of Dronacarya; iti—thus; sma—shall be; pasyan—seeing; krsnaDraupadi; sutanam—of the sons; svapatam—while sleeping; siramsi—heads; upaharat—delivered as a prize; vipriyam—pleasing; eva—like; tasya—his; jugupsitam—most heinous; karma—act; vigarhayanti—disapproving.
TRANSLATION
When the respective warriors of both camps, namely the Kauravas and the Pandavas, were killed on the Battlefield of Kuruksetra and the dead warriors obtained their deserved destinations, and when the son of Dhrtarastra fell down lamenting, his spine broken, being beaten by the club of Bhimasena, the son of Dronacarya [Asvatthama] beheaded the five sleeping sons of Draupadi and delivered them as a prize to his master, foolishly thinking that he would be pleased. Duryodhana, however, disapproved of the heinous act, and he was not pleased in the least.
PURPORT
Transcendental topics of the activities of Lord Sri Krsna in the Srimad-Bhagavatam begin from the end of the battle at Kuruksetra, where the Lord Himself spoke about Himself in the Bhagavad-gita. Therefore, both the Bhagavad-gita and Srimad-Bhagavatam are transcendental topics of Lord Krsna. The Gita is krsna-katha, or topics of Krsna, because it is spoken by the Lord, and the Bhagavatam is also krsna-katha because it is spoken about the Lord. Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu wanted everyone to be informed of both krsna-kathas by His order. Lord Krsna Caitanya is Krsna Himself in the garb of a devotee of Krsna, and therefore the versions of both Lord Krsna and Sri Krsna Caitanya Mahaprabhu are identical. Lord Caitanya desired that all who are born in India seriously understand such krsna-kathas and then after full realization preach the transcendental message to everyone in all parts of the world. That will bring about the desired peace and prosperity of the stricken world.

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