Canto 8: Withdrawal of the Cosmic CreationsChapter 8: The Churning of the Milk Ocean

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.8.5

airāvaṇādayas tv aṣṭau

dig-gajā abhavaḿs tataḥ

abhramu-prabhṛtayo 'ṣṭau ca

kariṇyas tv abhavan nṛpa

SYNONYMS

airāvaṇa-ādayaḥ — headed by Airāvaṇa; tu — but; aṣṭau — eight; dik-gajāḥ — elephants that could go in any direction; abhavan — were generated; tataḥ — thereafter; abhramu-prabhṛtayaḥ — headed by the she-elephant named Abhramu; aṣṭau — eight; ca — also; kariṇyaḥ — female elephants; tu — indeed; abhavan — also generated; nṛpaO King.

TRANSLATION

Thereafter, O King, eight great elephants, which could go in any direction, were generated. They were headed by Airāvaṇa. Eight she-elephants, headed by Abhramu, were also generated.

PURPORT

The names of the eight elephants were Airāvaṇa, Puṇḍarīka, Vāmana, Kumuda, Añjana, Puṣpadanta, Sārvabhauma and Supratīka.

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