Canto 8: Withdrawal of the Cosmic CreationsChapter 15: Bali Mahārāja Conquers the Heavenly Planets

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.15.23

tāḿ deva-dhānīḿ sa varūthinī-patir

bahiḥ samantād rurudhe pṛtanyayā

ācārya-dattaḿ jalajaḿ mahā-svanaḿ

dadhmau prayuñjan bhayam indra-yoṣitām


tām — that; deva-dhānīm — place where Indra lived; saḥhe (Bali Mahārāja); varūthinī-patiḥ — the commander of the soldiers; bahiḥ — outside; samantātin all directions; rurudhe — attacked; pṛtanyayā — by soldiers; ācārya-dattam — given by Śukrācārya; jala-jam — the conchshell; mahā-svanama loud sound; dadhmau — resounded; prayuñjan — creating; bhayam — fear; indra-yoṣitām — of all the ladies protected by Indra.


Bali Mahārāja, who was the commander of numberless soldiers, gathered his soldiers outside this abode of Indra and attacked it from all directions. He sounded the conchshell given him by his spiritual master, Śukrācārya, thus creating a fearful situation for the women protected by Indra.

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