1.41 adharmAbhibhavAth krishNa

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SlOkam – Original

adharmAbhibhavAth krishNa pradhushyanthi kulasthriya: |
sthrIshu dhushtAsu vArshNEya jAyathEvarNasankara: ||

word-by-word meaning (based on puththUr krishNamAchArya swAmy’s thamizh translation)

vArshNEya krishNa! – Oh krishNa who is born in vrshNi clan!
adharmAbhibhavAth – as unrighteousness covers (the clan)
kulasthriya: – family-women
pradhushyanthi – become spoiled
sthrIshu dhushtAsu (sathIshu) – when the family-women become corrupt
varNa sankara: – intermingling of varNas
jAyathE – occurs

Simple Translation (based on puththUr krishNamAchArya swAmy’s thamizh translation)

Oh krishNa who is born in vrshNi clan! as unrighteousness covers (the clan) family-women become spoiled. When the family-women become corrupt, intermingling of varNas occurs.

Rendering based on ALkoNdavilli gOvindhAchArya swAmy’s English translation of gIthA bhAshyam

When unrighteousness holds sway, Kṛishṇa1! the family-women become scandalized. And when women become evil, Vārshṇeya2! the result is the intermingling of castes.

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  1. The 58th and 554th name of God…
  2. A name of Kṛishṇa being a descendant of the race called Vṛishṇi…

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