Canto 8: Withdrawal of the Cosmic CreationsChapter 11: King Indra Annihilates the Demons

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.11.38

mayāsmai yad varo datto

mṛtyur naivārdra-śuṣkayoḥ

ato 'nyaś cintanīyas te

upāyo maghavan ripoḥ


mayā — by me; asmai — unto him; yat — because; varaḥa benediction; dattaḥ — has been granted; mṛtyuḥ — death; na — not; eva — indeed; ārdra — by either a moist; śuṣkayoḥ — or by a dry medium; ataḥ — therefore; anyaḥ — something else, another; cintanīyaḥ — has to be thought of; te — by you; upāyaḥ — means; maghavanO Indra; ripoḥ — of your enemy.


The voice also said, "O Indra, because I have given this demon the benediction that he will never be killed by any weapon that is dry or moist, you have to think of another way to kill him."

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