|Canto 9: Liberation||Chapter 7: The Descendants of King Māndhātā|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.7.5-6
tasya satyavrataḥ putras
triśańkur iti viśrutaḥ
prāptaś cāṇḍālatāḿ śāpād
saśarīro gataḥ svargam
adyāpi divi dṛśyate
pātito 'vāk-śirā devais
tenaiva stambhito balāt
tasya — of Tribandhana; satyavrataḥ — by the name Satyavrata; putraḥ — the son; triśańkuḥ — by the name Triśańku; iti — thus; viśrutaḥ — celebrated; prāptaḥ — had obtained; cāṇḍālatām — the quality of a caṇḍāla, lower than a śūdra; śāpāt — from the curse; guroḥ — of his father; kauśika-tejasā — by the prowess of Kauśika (Viśvāmitra); saśarīraḥ — while in this body; gataḥ — went; svargam — to the heavenly planet; adya api — until today; divi — in the sky; dṛśyate — can be seen; pātitaḥ — having fallen down; avāk-śirāḥ — with his head hanging downward; devaiḥ — by the prowess of the demigods; tena — by Viśvāmitra; eva — indeed; stambhitaḥ — fixed; balāt — by superior power.
The son of Tribandhana was Satyavrata, who is celebrated by the name Triśańku. Because he kidnapped the daughter of a brāhmaṇa when she was being married, his father cursed him to become a caṇḍāla, lower than a śūdra. Thereafter, by the influence of Viśvāmitra, he went to the higher planetary system, the heavenly planets, in his material body, but because of the prowess of the demigods he fell back downward. Nonetheless, by the power of Viśvāmitra, he did not fall all the way down; even today he can still be seen hanging in the sky, head downward.
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