TEXTS 21–24
vicitraviryas cavarajo
namna citrangado hatah
yasyam parasarat saksad
avatirno hareh kala
veda-gupto munih krsno
yato ’ham idam adhyagam
hitva sva-sisyan pailadin
bhagavan badarayanah
mahyam putraya santaya
param guhyam idam jagau
vicitraviryo ’thovaha
kasiraja-sute balat
svayamvarad upanite
ambikambalike ubhe
tayor asakta-hrdayo
grhito yaksmana mrtah
SYNONYMS
vicitraviryah—Vicitravirya, the son of Santanu; ca—and; avarajah—the younger brother; namna—by a Gandharva named Citrangada; citrangadah—Citrangada; hatah—was killed; yasyam—in the womb of Satyavati previous to her marriage to Santanu; parasarat—by the semen of Parasara Muni; saksat—directly; avatirnah—incarnated; hareh—of the Supreme Personality of Godhead; kala—expansion; veda-guptah—the protector of the Vedas; munih—the great sage; krsnahKrsna Dvaipayana; yatah—from whom; aham—I (Sukadeva Gosvami); idam—this (Srimad-Bhagavatam); adhyagam—studied thoroughly; hitva—rejecting; sva-sisyan—his disciples; paila-adin—headed by Paila; bhagavan—the incarnation of the Lord; badarayanah—Vyasadeva; mahyam—unto me; putraya—a son; santaya—who was truly controlled from sense gratification; param—the supreme; guhyam—the most confidential; idam—this Vedic literature (Srimad-Bhagavatam); jagau—instructed; vicitraviryah—Vicitravirya; atha—thereafter; uvaha—married; kasiraja-sute—two daughters of Kasiraja; balat—by force; svayamvarat—from the arena of the svayamvara; upanite—being brought; ambika-ambalikeAmbika and Ambalika; ubhe—both of them; tayoh—unto them; asakta—being too attached; hrdayah—his heart; grhitah—being contaminated; yaksmana—by tuberculosis; mrtah—he died.
TRANSLATION
Citrangada, of whom Vicitravirya was the younger brother, was killed by a Gandharva who was also named Citrangada. Satyavati, before her marriage to Santanu, gave birth to the master authority of the Vedas, Vyasadeva, known as Krsna Dvaipayana, who was begotten by Parasara Muni. From Vyasadeva, I [Sukadeva Gosvami] was born, and from him I studied this great work of literature, Srimad-Bhagavatam. The incarnation of Godhead Vedavyasa, rejecting his disciples, headed by Paila, instructed Srimad-Bhagavatam to me because I was free from all material desires. After Ambika and Ambalika, the two daughters of Kasiraja, were taken away by force, Vicitravirya married them, but because he was too attached to these two wives, he had a heart attack and died of tuberculosis.

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