|Canto 10: The Summum Bonum||Chapter 67: Lord Balarāma Slays Dvivida Gorilla|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.67.11
duṣṭaḥ śākhā-mṛgaḥ śākhām
ārūḍhaḥ kampayan drumān
duṣṭaḥ — mischievous; śākhā-mṛgaḥ — the ape ("the animal who lives on branches"); śākhām — a branch; ārūḍhaḥ — having climbed; kampayan — shaking; drumān — trees; cakre — he made; kilakilā-śabdam — the sound kilakilā; ātmānam — himself; sampradarśayan — showing.
The mischievous ape climbed a tree branch and then revealed his presence by shaking the trees and making the sound kilakilā.
The word śākhā-mṛga indicates that the ape Dvivida, like ordinary apes, was naturally inclined to climb trees. Śrīla Prabhupāda writes, "This gorilla by the name Dvivida could climb up on the trees and jump from one branch to another. Sometimes he would jerk the branches, creating a particular type of sound — kilakilā — so that Lord Balarāma was greatly distracted from the pleasing atmosphere."
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