TEXT 53
muktaṁ bakāsyād upalabhya bālakā
rāmādayaḥ prāṇam ivendriyo gaṇaḥ
sthānāgataṁ taṁ parirabhya nirvṛtāḥ
praṇīya vatsān vrajam etya taj jaguḥ
SYNONYMS
muktam—thus released; baka-āsyāt—from the mouth of Bakāsura; upalabhya—getting back; bālakāḥ—all the boys, the playmates; rāma-ādayaḥ—headed by Balarāma; prāṇam—life; iva—like; indriyaḥ—senses; gaṇaḥ—all of them; sthāna-āgatam—going to their own place; tam—unto Kṛṣṇa; parirabhya—embracing; nirvṛtāḥ—being freed from the danger; praṇīya—after collecting; vatsān—all the calves; vrajam etya—returning to Vrajabhūmi; tat jaguḥ—loudly declared the incident.
TRANSLATION
Just as the senses are pacified when consciousness and life return, so when Kṛṣṇa was freed from this danger, all the boys, including Balarāma, thought that their life had been restored. They embraced Kṛṣṇa in good consciousness, and then they collected their own calves and returned to Vrajabhūmi, where they declared the incident loudly.
PURPORT
It was the practice of the inhabitants of Vrajabhūmi to compose poetry about the incidents that occurred in the forest when Kṛṣṇa performed His different activities of killing the asuras. They would compose all the stories in poetry or have this done by professional poets, and then they would sing about these incidents. Thus it is written here that the boys sang very loudly.

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