Canto 7: The Science of GodChapter 8: Lord Nrisimhadeva Slays the King of the Demons

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Srimad Bhagavatam 7.8.19-22

mimamsamanasya samutthito 'grato

nrisimha-rupas tad alam bhayanakam

pratapta-camikara-canda-locanam

sphurat sata-kesara-jrimbhitananam

karala-damshtram karavala-cancala-

kshuranta-jihvam bhrukuti-mukholbanam

stabdhordhva-karnam giri-kandaradbhuta-

vyattasya-nasam hanu-bheda-bhishanam

divi-sprisat kayam adirgha-pivara-

grivoru-vakshah-sthalam alpa-madhyamam

candramsu-gaurais churitam tanuruhair

vishvag bhujanika-satam nakhayudham

durasadam sarva-nijetarayudha-

praveka-vidravita-daitya-danavam

SYNONYMS

mimamsamanasya -- of Hiranyakasipu, who was contemplating the wonderful form of the Lord; samutthitah -- appeared; agratah -- in front; nrisimha-rupah -- the form of Nrisimhadeva (half lion and half man); tat -- that; alam -- extraordinarily; bhayanakam -- very fearful; pratapta -- like molten; camikara -- gold; canda-locanam -- having fierce eyes; sphurat -- flashing; sata-kesara -- by His mane; jrimbhita-ananam -- whose face was expanded; karala -- deadly; damshtram -- with a set of teeth; karavala-cancala -- waving like a sharp sword; kshura-anta -- and as sharp as a razor; jihvam -- whose tongue; bhrukuti-mukha -- due to His frowning face; ulbanam -- dreadful; stabdha -- motionless; urdhva -- extending upward; karnam -- whose ears; giri-kandara -- like the caves of a mountain; adbhuta -- very wonderful; vyattasya -- with a widely opened mouth; nasam -- and nostrils; hanu-bheda-bhishanam -- causing fear due to the separation of the jaws; divi-sprisat -- touching the sky; kayam -- whose body; adirgha -- short; pivara -- fat; griva -- neck; uru -- broad; vakshah-sthalam -- chest; alpa -- small; madhyamam -- middle portion of the body; candra-amsu -- like the rays of the moon; gauraih -- whitish; churitam -- covered; tanuruhaih -- with hairs; vishvak -- in all directions; bhuja -- of arms; anika-satam -- with a hundred rows; nakha -- having nails; ayudham -- as fatal weapons; durasadam -- very difficult to conquer; sarva -- all; nija -- personal; itara -- and other; ayudha -- of weapons; praveka -- by use of the best; vidravita -- caused to run; daitya -- by whom the demons; danavam -- and the rogues (atheists).

TRANSLATION

Hiranyakasipu studied the form of the Lord, trying to decide who the form of Nrisimhadeva standing before him was. The Lord's form was extremely fearsome because of His angry eyes, which resembled molten gold; His shining mane, which expanded the dimensions of His fearful face; His deadly teeth; and His razor-sharp tongue, which moved about like a dueling sword. His ears were erect and motionless, and His nostrils and gaping mouth appeared like caves of a mountain. His jaws parted fearfully, and His entire body touched the sky. His neck was very short and thick, His chest broad, His waist thin, and the hairs on His body as white as the rays of the moon. His arms, which resembled flanks of soldiers, spread in all directions as He killed the demons, rogues and atheists with His conchshell, disc, club, lotus and other natural weapons.

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