Canto 8: Withdrawal of the Cosmic CreationsChapter 10: The Battle Between the Demigods and the Demons

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.10.27

te 'nyonyam abhisaḿsṛtya

kṣipanto marmabhir mithaḥ

āhvayanto viśanto 'gre

yuyudhur dvandva-yodhinaḥ


te — all of them (the demigods and the demons); anyonyam — one another; abhisaḿsṛtya — having come forward face to face; kṣipantaḥ — chastising one another; marmabhiḥ mithaḥ — with much pain to the cores of the hearts of one another; āhvayantaḥ — addressing one another; viśantaḥ — having entered the battlefield; agrein front; yuyudhuḥ — fought; dvandva-yodhinaḥ — two combatants chose each other.


The demigods and demons came before each other and reproached one another with words piercing to the heart. Then they drew near and began fighting face to face in pairs.

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