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Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 11.4.19
saḿstunvato nipatitān śramaṇān ṛṣīḿś ca
śakraḿ ca vṛtra-vadhatas tamasi praviṣṭam
deva-striyo 'sura-gṛhe pihitā anāthā
jaghne 'surendram abhayāya satāḿ nṛsiḿhe
saḿstunvataḥ — who were offering prayers; nipatitān — fallen (into the water in a cow's hoofprint); śramaṇān — the ascetics; ṛṣīn — sages (the Vālakhilyas); ca — and; śakram — Indra; ca — and; vṛtra-vadhataḥ — from killing Vṛtrāsura; tamasi — in darkness; praviṣṭam — absorbed; deva-striyaḥ — the wives of the demigods; asura-gṛhe — in the palace of the demons; pihitāḥ — imprisoned; anāthāḥ — helpless; jaghne — He killed; asura-indram — the king of the demons, Hiraṇyakaśipu; abhayāya — for the sake of giving fearlessness; satām — to the saintly devotees; nṛsiḿhe — in the incarnation of Nṛsiḿha.
The Lord also delivered the tiny ascetic sages called the Vālakhilyas when they fell into the water in a cow's hoofprint and Indra was laughing at them. The Lord then saved Indra when Indra was covered by darkness due to the sinful reaction for killing Vṛtrāsura. When the wives of the demigods were trapped in the palace of the demons without any shelter, the Lord saved them. In His incarnation as Nṛsiḿha, the Lord killed Hiraṇyakaśipu, the king of demons, to free the saintly devotees from fear.
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