तेषां ये तत्प्रभावज्ञा: प्रणेमु: शिरसा बलम् ॥ १९ ॥
gām arghyaṁ ca nyavedayan
teṣāṁ ye tat-prabhāva-jñāḥ
praṇemuḥ śirasā balam
tam — Him; saṅgamya — going up to; yathā — as; nyāyam — proper; gām — cows; arghyam — arghya water; ca — and; nyavedayan — they presented; teṣām — among them; ye — those who; tat — His; prabhāva — power; jñāḥ — knowing; praṇemuḥ — they bowed down; śirasā — with their heads; balam — to Lord Balarāma.
They approached Lord Balarāma and worshiped Him with gifts of cows and arghya, as was fitting. Those among the Kurus who understood His true power bowed down to Him, touching their heads to the ground.
The ācāryas explain that even the elders, like Bhīṣmadeva, also bowed down to Lord Baladeva.