TEXT 21
tam drstva sahasotthaya
dehah pranam ivagatam
pritah priyatamam dorbhyam
sasvaje prema-vihvalah
SYNONYMS
tam—him (Vasudeva); drstva—seeing; sahasa—suddenly; utthaya—getting up; dehah—the same body; pranam—life; iva—as if; agatam—had returned; pritah—so pleased; priya-tamam—his dear friend and brother; dorbhyam—by his two arms; sasvaje—embraced; prema-vihvalah—overwhelmed with love and affection.
TRANSLATION
When Nanda Maharaja heard that Vasudeva had come, he was overwhelmed with love and affection, being as pleased as if his body had regained its life. Seeing Vasudeva suddenly present, he got up and embraced him with both arms.
PURPORT
Nanda Maharaja was older than Vasudeva. Therefore Nanda Maharaja embraced him, and Vasudeva offered him namaskara.

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