|Canto 7: The Science of God||Chapter 8: Lord Nṛsiḿhadeva Slays the King of the Demons|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 7.8.15
tadaiva tasmin ninado 'tibhīṣaṇo
babhūva yenāṇḍa-kaṭāham asphuṭat
yaḿ vai sva-dhiṣṇyopagataḿ tv ajādayaḥ
śrutvā sva-dhāmātyayam ańga menire
tadā — at that time; eva — just; tasmin — within (the pillar); ninadaḥ — a sound; ati-bhīṣaṇaḥ — very fearful; babhūva — there was; yena — by which; aṇḍa-kaṭāham — the covering of the universe; asphuṭat — appeared to crack; yam — which; vai — indeed; sva-dhiṣṇya-upagatam — reaching their respective abodes; tu — but; aja-ādayaḥ — the demigods, headed by Lord Brahmā; śrutvā — hearing; sva-dhāma-atyayam — the destruction of their abodes; ańga — my dear Yudhiṣṭhira; menire — thought.
Then from within the pillar came a fearful sound, which appeared to crack the covering of the universe. O my dear Yudhiṣṭhira, this sound reached even the abodes of the demigods like Lord Brahmā, and when the demigods heard it, they thought, "Oh, now our planets are being destroyed!"
As we sometimes become very much afraid at the sound of a thunderbolt, perhaps thinking that our houses will be destroyed, the great demigods like Lord Brahmā feared the thundering sound that came from the pillar in front of Hiraṇyakaśipu.
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