|Canto 10: The Summum Bonum||Chapter 36: The Slaying of Arista, the Bull Demon|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.36.24
mañcāḥ kriyantāḿ vividhā
paurā jānapadāḥ sarve
mancāḥ — stages; kriyantām — should be built; vividhāḥ — various; malla-rańga — a wrestling ring; pariśritāḥ — surrounding; paurāḥ — the residents of the city; jānapadāḥ — and the residents of the outlying districts; sarve — all; paśyantu — should see; svaira — voluntarily participated in; saḿyugam — the competition.
Erect a wrestling ring with many surrounding viewing stands, and bring all the residents of the city and the outlying districts to see the open competition.
The word mañcāḥ refers to platforms constructed with large pillars. Kaḿsa wanted a festive atmosphere so that Kṛṣṇa and Balarāma would not be afraid to come.
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