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ŚB 10.52.23


सोपश्रुत्य मुकुन्दस्य रूपवीर्यगुणश्रिय: ।
गृहागतैर्गीयमानास्तं मेने सद‍ृशं पतिम् ॥ २३ ॥


sopaśrutya mukundasya
gṛhāgatair gīyamānās
taṁ mene sadṛśaṁ patim


— she; upaśrutya — hearing; mukundasya — Kṛṣṇa’s; rūpa — about the beauty; vīrya — prowess; guṇa — character; śriyaḥ — and opulences; gṛha — to her family’s residence; āgataiḥ — by those who came; gīyamānāḥ — being sung; tam — Him; mene — she thought; sadṛśam — suitable; patim — husband.


Hearing of the beauty, prowess, transcendental character and opulence of Mukunda from visitors to the palace who sang His praises, Rukmiṇī decided that He would be the perfect husband for her.


The word sadṛśam indicates that Rukmiṇī and Śrī Kṛṣṇa had similar qualities and thus were naturally attracted to each other. King Bhīṣmaka was a pious man, and therefore many spiritually advanced persons must have visited his palace. Undoubtedly these saintly persons preached openly about the glories of Śrī Kṛṣṇa.