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Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Srimad Bhagavatam 1.3.18

caturdasam narasimham

bibhrad daityendram urjitam

dadara karajair urav

erakam kata-krid yatha

SYNONYMS

caturdasam -- the fourteenth in the line; nara-simham -- the incarnation of the Lord as half-man and half-lion; bibhrat -- advented; daitya-indram -- the king of the atheists; urjitam -- strongly built; dadara -- bifurcated; karajaih -- by the nails; urau -- on the lap; erakam -- canes; kata-krit -- carpenter; yatha -- just like.

TRANSLATION

In the fourteenth incarnation, the Lord appeared as Nrisimha and bifurcated the strong body of the atheist Hiranyakasipu with His nails, just as a carpenter pierces cane.

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