|Canto 10: The Summum Bonum||Chapter 67: Lord Balarāma Slays Dvivida Gorilla|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.67.19-21
girir yathā gairikayā
punar anyaḿ samutkṣipya
kṛtvā niṣpatram ojasā
taḿ balaḥ śatadhācchinat
tato 'nyena ruṣā jaghne
taḿ cāpi śatadhācchinat
mūṣala — by the club; āhata — struck; mastiṣkaḥ — his skull; vireje — he appeared brilliant; rakta — of blood; dhārayā — with the downpour; giriḥ — a mountain; yathā — like; gairikayā — with red oxide; prahāram — the blow; na — not; anucintayan — regarding seriously; punaḥ — again; anyam — another (tree); samutkṣipya — uprooting; kṛtvā — making; niṣpatram — devoid of leaves; ojasā — forcefully; tena — with it; ahanat — he struck; su-sańkruddhaḥ — totally angered; tam — it; balaḥ — Lord Balarāma; śatadhā — into hundreds of pieces; acchinat — shattered; tataḥ — then; anyena — with another; ruṣā — furiously; jaghne — smashed; tam — it; ca — and; api — also; śatadhā — into hundreds of pieces; acchinat — He broke.
Struck on the skull by the Lord's club, Dvivida became brilliantly decorated by the outpour of blood, like a mountain beautified by red oxide. Ignoring the wound, Dvivida uprooted another tree, stripped it of leaves by brute force and struck the Lord again. Now enraged, Lord Balarāma shattered the tree into hundreds of pieces, upon which Dvivida grabbed yet another tree and furiously hit the Lord again. This tree, too, the Lord smashed into hundreds of pieces.
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