Canto 7: The Science of GodChapter 4: Hiranyakasipu Terrorizes the Universe

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Srimad Bhagavatam 7.4.1

sri-narada uvaca

evam vritah sata-dhritir

hiranyakasipor atha

pradat tat-tapasa prito

varams tasya sudurlabhan

SYNONYMS

sri-naradah uvaca -- Sri Narada Muni said; evam -- thus; vritah -- solicited; sata-dhritih -- Lord Brahma; hiranyakasipoh -- of Hiranyakasipu; atha -- then; pradat -- delivered; tat -- his; tapasa -- by the difficult austerities; pritah -- being pleased; varan -- benedictions; tasya -- unto Hiranyakasipu; su-durlabhan -- very rarely obtained.

TRANSLATION

Narada Muni continued: Lord Brahma was very much satisfied by Hiranyakasipu's austerities, which were difficult to perform. Therefore, when solicited for benedictions, he indeed granted them, although they were rarely to be achieved.

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