Please note: The synonyms, translation and purport of this verse were composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
- gṛhītvā śṛṅgayos taṁ vā
- aṣṭādaśa padāni saḥ
- pratyapovāha bhagavān
- gajaḥ prati-gajaṁ yathā
gṛhītvā—seizing; śṛṅgayoḥ—by the horns; tam—him; vai—indeed; padāni—steps; saḥ—He; pratyapovāha—threw back; bhagavān—the Supreme Lord; gajaḥ—an elephant; prati-gajam—a rival elephant; yathā—like.
Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
The Supreme Lord Kṛṣṇa seized Ariṣṭāsura by the horns and threw him back eighteen steps, just as an elephant might do when fighting a rival elephant.