O beautiful and lotus-faced

Story Play (Attakkatha): 


Having listened to Arjuna’s brave words, the Brahmin told him that he will return when his wife is due to deliver and reached home; and with honeyed words he placated his grieving wife and spoke thus.


O beautiful and lotus-faced, hear my words.;

my dearest, please do not cry

Your sorrow will vanish, what we desire will

come true and bring us joy, my wife


When I went into the Yadava court with our

son’s dead body and started wailing,

something happened that will drive

away our sorrow, listen my dearest.


The husband of Lord Krishna’s niece

and the world-renowned Arjuna the brave

has promised me that he will protect

the next son you are going to deliver.