ṛte kaṁsaṁ vipra-mukhyāḥ
sādhavaḥ sādhu sādhv iti
Everyone except Kaṁsa rejoiced at the wonderful feat Kṛṣṇa and Balarāma had performed. The exalted brāhmaṇas and great saints exclaimed, “Excellent! Excellent!”
It is understood that as the best of the brāhmaṇas and saints were exclaiming “Excellent! Excellent!” the worst of the brāhmaṇas, namely Kaṁsa’s priests, were seriously grieving.