Canto 3: The Status QuoChapter 20: Conversation Between Maitreya and Vidura

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.20.20

kṣut-tṛḍbhyām upasṛṣṭās te

taḿ jagdhum abhidudruvuḥ

rakṣatainaḿ jakṣadhvam

ity ūcuḥ kṣut-tṛḍ-arditāḥ

SYNONYMS

kṣut-tṛḍbhyām — by hunger and thirst; upasṛṣṭāḥ — were overcome; te — the demons (Yakṣas and Rākṣasas); tam — Lord Brahmā; jagdhumto eat; abhidudruvuḥ — ran toward; do not; rakṣata — spare; enam — him; jakṣadhvam — eat; iti — thus; ūcuḥ — said; kṣut-tṛṭ-arditāḥ — afflicted by hunger and thirst.

TRANSLATION

Overpowered by hunger and thirst, they ran to devour Brahmā from all sides and cried, "Spare him not! Eat him up!"

PURPORT

The representatives of the Yakṣas and Rākṣasas still exist in some countries of the world. It is understood that such uncivilized men take pleasure in killing their own grandfathers and holding a "love feast" by roasting the bodies.

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