SOUTH-WESTEEN DIALECT OF 1HDNAPORE. 113
i6r sate ethu achhu; mor sumcha-ta t6r-u. M6r-man*kar khos-ahlad
ny with here art; my all-(property ^indeed thine-aho. Qf~u% pleasure
kara gar-uchit haya-ni; tor bhai-ke jita pachhi; hari g^achhla phii*a
to-do improper fanot\ thy brother-to alive Lhave-goti lost went (was) back
The nest specimen is a folk-song in the same dialect It refers to the departure of
Krishna from Vrindavana for Mathura, in order to slay the demon Kamsa. The speaker
s supposed to be Krishna's elder brother Bala-rama. This occurred in the Dvapara
>r third age of the -world; aad in the preceding, or Treta, age, Krishna had also been in*
sarnate as Eama-chandra and Bala-rama as Rama-chandra's younger brother Lakshmana.
[n the war between Eama-chandra and Eavana, Lakshmana had been dangerously
Bounded by a celebrated weapon named the ^ft^-spear. He was only revived by
Eanuman bringing him a magic root. This is what is referred to in the fourth verse,
[t will be understood that Krishna is believed, like Rama-chandra, to have been an
Incarnation of the Supreme Deity, Vishnu. Before his birth his mother was imprisoned
by Kamsa, in order to kill the infant directly he was born. The child was saved by a
miracle. In the last verse, Krishna is represented as placing his own mother in prison.
As the supreme ruler of the universe, he was responsible for what occurred.