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SB 1.3.18

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada



TEXT 18

caturdaśaṁ nārasiṁhaṁ
bibhrad daityendram ūrjitam
dadāra karajair ūrāv
erakāṁ kaṭa-kṛd yathā


SYNONYMS

caturdaśam—the fourteenth in the line; nāra-siṁham—the incarnation of the Lord as half-man and half-lion; bibhrat—advented; daitya-indram—the king of the atheists; ūrjitam—strongly built; dadāra—bifurcated; karajaiḥ—by the nails; ūrau—on the lap; erakām—canes; kaṭa-kṛt—carpenter; yathā—just like.


TRANSLATION

In the fourteenth incarnation, the Lord appeared as Nṛsiṁha and bifurcated the strong body of the atheist Hiraṇyakaśipu with His nails, just as a carpenter pierces cane.



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