मानद: स्वसुहृदां वनमाली ।
मण्डयन् कनककुण्डललक्ष्म्या ॥ २४ ॥
यामिनीपतिरिवैष दिनान्ते ।
मुदितवक्त्र उपयाति दुरन्तं
मोचयन् व्रजगवां दिनतापम् ॥ २५ ॥
māna-daḥ sva-suhṛdāṁ vana-mālī
yāminī-patir ivaiṣa dinānte
mudita-vaktra upayāti durantaṁ
mocayan vraja-gavāṁ dina-tāpam
mada — by intoxication; vighūrṇita — rolling; locanaḥ — His eyes; īṣat — slightly; māna-daḥ — showing honor; sva-suhṛdām — to His well-wishing friends; vana-mālī — wearing a garland of forest flowers; badara — like a badara fruit; pāṇḍu — whitish; vadanaḥ — His face; mṛdu — soft; gaṇḍam — His cheeks; maṇḍayan — ornamenting; kanaka — golden; kuṇḍala — of His earrings; lakṣmyā — with the beauty; yadu-patiḥ — the Lord of the Yadu dynasty; dvirada-rāja — like a kingly elephant; vihāraḥ — His sporting; yāminī-patiḥ — the lord of the night (the moon); iva — like; eṣaḥ — He; dina-ante — at the end of the day; mudita — joyful; vaktraḥ — His face; upayāti — is coming; durantam — insurmountable; mocayan — driving away; vraja — of Vraja; gavām — of the cows, or of those who are to be shown mercy; dina — of the daytime; tāpam — the painful heat.
As Kṛṣṇa respectfully greets His well-wishing friends, His eyes roll slightly as if from intoxication. He wears a flower garland, and the beauty of His soft cheeks is accentuated by the brilliance of His golden earrings and the whiteness of His face, which has the color of a badara berry. With His cheerful face resembling the moon, lord of the night, the Lord of the Yadus moves with the grace of a regal elephant. Thus He returns in the evening, delivering the cows of Vraja from the heat of the day.
The word gavām is constructed from the Sanskrit word go, which means “cow” or “senses.” Thus Śrī Kṛṣṇa, by coming back to the village of Vraja, relieved the inhabitants of Vṛndāvana from the distress their eyes and other senses felt during the day because of being separated from direct contact with Him.