TEXT 241
vraje jyeṭhā, khuḍā, māmā, pisādi gopa-gaṇa
sakhā-vṛnda sabāra ghare dvisandhyā-bhojana
SYNONYMS
vraje—at Vṛndāvana; jyeṭhā—the father's elder brothers; khuḍā—the father's younger brothers; māmā—the mother's brothers; pisā—the husbands of aunts; ādi—and so on; gopa-gaṇa—cowherd men; sakhā-vṛnda—hundreds of friends; sabāra—of all of them; ghare—in the houses; dvi-sandhyā—twice a day; bho-jana—eating.
TRANSLATION
"In Vṛndāvana You also have Your father's elder brothers, Your father's younger brothers, maternal uncles, husbands of Your father's sisters and many cowherd men. There are also cowherd boy friends, and You eat twice a day, morning and evening, in the house of each and every one.
PURPORT
In Dvārakā, Lord Kṛṣṇa had eighteen mothers like Devakī, Rohiṇī and others. Besides these was. His foster mother Yaśodā in Vṛndāvana. Lord Kṛṣṇa also had two uncles, who were brothers of Nanda Mahārāja. As stated by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī in his Śrī-kṛṣṇa-gaṇoddeśa-dīpikā, upanando 'bhinandaś ca pitṛvyau pūr-va-jau pituḥ: "The elder brothers of Nanda Mahārāja were Upananda and Abhinanda." Similarly, in the same book the names of the younger brothers of Nanda Mahārāja are given. Pitṛvyau tu kanīyāṁsau syātāṁ sannanda-nandanau: "Sannanda and Nandana, or Sunanda and Pāṇḍava, were the younger brothers of Kṛṣṇa's father, Nanda Mahārāja." Śrī Kṛṣṇa's maternal uncles were also described there. Yaśodhara-yaśodeva-sudevādyās tu mātulāḥ: "Yaśodhara, Yaśodeva and Sudeva were the maternal uncles of Kṛṣṇa." Kṛṣṇa's uncles are also mentioned. Mahānīlaḥ sunīlaś ca ramaṇāv etayoḥ kramāt: "Mahānīla and Sunīla are the husbands of Kṛṣṇa's aunts."

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