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bhrÄtrÄ rÄjÃ±Ä vikalpitaá¸¥
nÄnÄ-Åaá¹ kÄspadaá¹ rÅ«paá¹
sÅ«taá¸¥ uvÄca - SÅ«ta GosvÄmÄ« said; evam - thus; ká¹á¹£á¹a-sakhaá¸¥ - the celebrated friend of Ká¹á¹£á¹a; ká¹á¹£á¹aá¸¥ - Arjuna; bhrÄtrÄ - by his elder brother; rÄjÃ±Ä - King Yudhiá¹£á¹hira; vikalpitaá¸¥ - speculated; nÄnÄ - various; Åaá¹ ka-Äspadam - based on many doubts; rÅ«pam - forms; ká¹á¹£á¹a - Lord ÅrÄ« Ká¹á¹£á¹a; viÅleá¹£a - feelings of separation; karÅitaá¸¥ - became greatly bereaved.
Being too much aggrieved, Arjuna practically became choked up, and therefore it was not possible for him to reply properly to the various speculative inquiries of MahÄrÄja Yudhiá¹£á¹hira.