TEXT 145
'bāndhe sabāre'--tāte avidyā 'bandhu' haya
'avidyā-nāśaka'--'bandhu-han'-śabde kaya
SYNONYMS
bāndhe—binds; sabāre—everyone; tāte—therefore; avidyā—nescience, or māyā; bandhu—binder or relative; haya—is; avidyā-nāśaka—vanquisher of māyā; bandhu-han-śabde—by the word "bandhu-han"; kaya—mother Sarasvatī says.
TRANSLATION
"Nescience, or māyā, may be called 'bandhu' because she entangles everyone in the material world. Therefore by using the word 'bandhu-han,' mother Sarasvatī says that Lord Kṛṣṇa is the vanquisher of māyā.
PURPORT
Everyone is entangled in the illusory energy, but as stated in Bhagavad-gītā, mām eva ye prapadyante māyām etāṁ taranti te: as soon as one surrenders to Kṛṣṇa, he is freed from māyā. Therefore Kṛṣṇa may be called bandhu-han, the killer of māyā.

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