Please note: The synonyms, translation and purport of this verse were composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
- giri-daryāṁ vinikṣipya
- nītaṁ nītaṁ mahāsuraḥ
- śilayā pidadhe dvāraṁ
giri—of a mountain; daryām—in a cave; vinikṣipya—throwing; nītam nītam—gradually bringing them; mahā-asuraḥ—the great demon; śilayā—with a stone; pidadhe—he blocked; dvāram—the entrance; catuḥ-pañca—four or five; avaśeṣitāḥ—remained.
Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
Gradually the great demon abducted more and more of the cowherd boys and cast them into a mountain cave, which he sealed shut with a boulder. Finally only four or five boys acting as sheep remained in the game.