|Canto 10: The Summum Bonum||Chapter 77: Lord Kṛṣṇa Slays the Demon Śālva|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.77.2
nārācair aṣṭabhiḥ smayan
vidhamantam — smashing; sva — His; sainyāni — soldiers; dyumantam — Dyumān; rukmiṇī-sutaḥ — the son of Rukmiṇī (Pradyumna); pratihatya — counterattacking; pratyavidhyāt — He struck back; nārācaiḥ — with special arrows made of iron; aṣṭabhiḥ — eight; smayan — while smiling.
In Pradyumna's absence, Dyumān had been devastating His army, but now Pradyumna counterattacked Dyumān and, smiling, pierced him with eight nārāca arrows.
Śrīla Viśvanātha Cakravartī comments that Pradyumna challenged Dyumān, saying "Now see if you can strike Me!" After saying this and allowing Dyumān to shoot his weapons, Pradyumna released His own deadly arrows.
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