1. 16

    भगवानपि गोविन्द उपयेमे कुरूद्वह । वैदर्भीं भीष्मकसुतां श्रियो मात्रां स्वयंवरे ।। १०-५२-१६ ।।

    O hero among the Kurus, the Supreme Lord Himself, Govinda, married Bhīṣmaka’s daughter, Vaidarbhī, who was a direct expansion of the goddess of fortune. The Lord did this by her desire ।। 10-52-16 ।।

  2. 17

    प्रमथ्य तरसा राज्ञः शाल्वादींश्चैद्यपक्षगान् । पश्यतां सर्वलोकानां तार्क्ष्यपुत्रः सुधामिव ।। १०-५२-१७ ।।

    and in the process He beat down Śālva and other kings who took Śiśupāla’s side. Indeed, as everyone watched, Śrī Kṛṣṇa took Rukmiṇī just as Garuḍa boldly stole nectar from the demigods. ।। 10-52-17 ।।

  3. 18

    राजोवाच भगवान् भीष्मकसुतां रुक्मिणीं रुचिराननाम् । राक्षसेन विधानेन उपयेम इति श्रुतम् ।। १०-५२-१८ ।।

    King Parīkṣit said: The Supreme Lord married Rukmiṇī, the beautiful-faced daughter of Bhīṣmaka, in the Rākṣasa style — or so I have heard. ।। 10-52-18 ।।

  4. 19

    भगवन् श्रोतुमिच्छामि कृष्णस्यामिततेजसः । यथा मागधशाल्वादीन् जित्वा कन्यामुपाहरत् ।। १०-५२-१९ ।।

    My lord, I wish to hear how the immeasurably powerful Lord Kṛṣṇa took away His bride while defeating such kings as Māgadha and Sālva. ।। 10-52-19 ।।

  5. 20

    ब्रह्मन् कृष्णकथाःपुण्या माध्वीर्लोकमलापहाः । को नु तृप्येत श‍ृण्वानः श्रुतज्ञो नित्यनूतनाः ।। १०-५२-२० ।।

    What experienced listener, O brāhmaṇa, could ever grow satiated while listening to the pious, charming and ever-fresh topics of Lord Kṛṣṇa, which cleanse away the world’s contamination? ।। 10-52-20 ।।