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CC Madhya 4.193

Text

ratna-gaṇa-madhye yaiche kaustubha-maṇi
rasa-kāvya-madhye taiche ei śloka gaṇi

Synonyms

ratna-gaṇa — the valuable jewels; madhye — among; yaiche — just as; kaustubha-maṇi — the jewel known as Kaustubha-maṇi; rasa-kāvya — poetry dealing with the mellows of devotional service; madhye — among; taiche — similarly; ei — this; śloka — verse; gaṇi — I count.

Translation

As the Kaustubha-maṇi is considered the most precious of valuable stones, this verse is similarly considered the best of poems dealing with the mellows of devotional service.