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Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.18.20
kathaḿ ta āsuraḿ bhāvam
indreṇa prāpitāḥ sātmyaḿ
kiḿ tat sādhu kṛtaḿ hi taiḥ
śrī-rājā uvāca — King Parīkṣit said; katham — why; te — they; āsuram — demoniac; bhāvam — mentality; apohya — giving up; autpattikam — due to birth; guro — my dear lord; indreṇa — by Indra; prāpitāḥ — were converted; sa-ātmyam — to demigods; kim — whether; tat — therefore; sādhu — pious activities; kṛtam — performed; hi — indeed; taiḥ — by them.
King Parīkṣit inquired: My dear lord, due to their birth, the forty-nine Maruts must have been obsessed with a demoniac mentality. Why did Indra, the King of heaven, convert them into demigods? Did they perform any rituals or pious activities?
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