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CC Madhya 14.53

Text

aṅkuśera ghāya hastī karaye citkāra
ratha nāhi cale, loke kare hāhākāra

Synonyms

aṅkuśera — of the elephant-goad; ghāya — by striking; hastī — the elephants; karaye — made; citkāra — crying; ratha — the car; nāhi cale — does not move; loke — all the people; kare — exclaim; hāhā-kāra — alas.

Translation

The elephants, being beaten by the elephant-goad, were crying, but still the car would not move. The assembled people cried out, “Alas!”