|Canto 8: Withdrawal of the Cosmic Creations||Chapter 21: Bali Mahārāja Arrested by the Lord|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.21.15
tān abhidravato dṛṣṭvā
tān — them; abhidravataḥ — thus going forward; dṛṣṭvā — seeing; ditija-anīka-pān — the soldiers of the demons; nṛpa — O King; prahasya — smiling; anucarāḥ — the associates; viṣṇoḥ — of Lord Viṣṇu; pratyaṣedhan — forbade; udāyudhāḥ — taking up their weapons.
O King, when the associates of Lord Viṣṇu saw the soldiers of the demons coming forward in violence, they smiled. Taking up their weapons, they forbade the demons to continue their attempt.
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