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CC Madhya 5.42

Text

vipra bale, — “sākṣī bolāñā karibeka nyāya
jiti’ kanyā labe, mora vyartha dharma haya”

Synonyms

vipra bale — the brāhmaṇa says; sākṣī — a witness; bolāñā — calling for; karibeka — there will be; nyāya — justice; jiti’ — winning; kanyā — the daughter; labe — he will take; mora — my; vyartha — meaningless; dharma — religious principles; haya — will be.

Translation

The elderly brāhmaṇa said, “If I do not give my daughter to the young brāhmaṇa, he will call Śrī Gopālajī as a witness. Thus he will take my daughter by force, and in that case my religious principles will become meaningless.”