|Canto 10: The Summum Bonum||Chapter 4: The Atrocities of King Kaḿsa|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.4.2
te tu tūrṇam upavrajya
devakyā garbha-janma tat
yad udvignaḥ pratīkṣate
te — all the watchmen; tu — indeed; tūrṇam — very quickly; upavrajya — going before (the King); devakyāḥ — of Devakī; garbha-janma — the deliverance from the womb; tat — that (child); ācakhyuḥ — submitted; bhoja-rājāya — unto the King of the Bhojas, Kaḿsa; yat — of whom; udvignaḥ — with great anxiety; pratīkṣate — was waiting (for the child's birth).
Thereafter, all the watchmen very quickly approached King Kaḿsa, the ruler of the Bhoja dynasty, and submitted the news of the birth of Devakī's child. Kaḿsa, who had awaited this news very anxiously, immediately took action.
Kaḿsa was very anxiously waiting because of the prophecy that the eighth child of Devakī would kill him. This time, naturally, he was awake and waiting, and when the watchmen approached him, he immediately took action to kill the child.
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