Do these verses mention about cow slaughter?

Please translate it completely.

Thank you.

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Yes. There is mention of the slaughter of various animals including the cow for a banquet. The following translation omits translating the line with cows in it but the word "gavAM" is very clearly present (first half of verse 61).

Some things to keep in mind when reading this:

  • This happened in Dvapara yuga.
  • The Purana is a less-reliable source due to being one of the Rajasic group as categorized by the Padma Purana.
  • The speaker urging the slaughter of cows is Rukmi, the brother of Rukmini. He is described in this very same Purana to be a person associated with Adharma. Eventually he was defeated by Krishna but spared to live.

BTW, there are typos in this translation. 'Rubies' should be 'Rabbits', etc.

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Here's a translation of verse 61:

gavāṃ lakṣam chedanaṃ ca hariṇānām dvilakṣakam। caturlakṣaṃ śaśanāṃ ca kūrmāṇām ca tathā kuru॥

Slaughter one lakh cows, two lakh deer, four lakh rabbits and the same number of tortoises.

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    Can u pls specify which chapter is this? – YDS Dec 10 '20 at 15:12
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    @YDS - It's Krishna janma kanda - chapter 105 -archive.org/details/… – SwiftPushkar Dec 10 '20 at 15:17
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    @hash - You can add the link provided in above comment in your answer instead of screenshot. – SwiftPushkar Dec 10 '20 at 15:19
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    @strugglingseeker Added translation for that verse. – hashable Dec 11 '20 at 17:30
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    @ram updated as suggested. – hashable Jan 11 at 9:21

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