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CC Madhya 5.56

Text

tabe sei viprere puchila sarva-jana
‘kanyā kene nā deha, yadi diyācha vacana’

Synonyms

tabe — then; sei — that; viprerebrāhmaṇa; puchila — asked; sarva-jana — all the people; kanyā — daughter; kene — why; deha — you do not give in charity; yadi — if; diyācha — have given; vacana — word of honor.

Translation

All the people gathered there asked the elderly brāhmaṇa, “If you have already promised to give him your daughter in charity, why are you not fulfilling your promise? You have given your word of honor.”