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SB 10.37.31

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Please note: The synonyms, translation and purport of this verse were composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


sa nijaṁ rūpam āsthāya
girīndra-sadṛśaṁ balī
icchan vimoktum ātmānaṁ
nāśaknod grahaṇāturaḥ


saḥ—he, the demon; nijam—his original; rūpam—form; giri-indra—a kingly mountain; sadṛśam—just like; balī—powerful; icchan—wanting; vimoktum—to free; ātmānam—himself; na aśaknot—he was not able; grahaṇa—by being forcibly held; āturaḥ—debilitated.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


The demon changed into his original form, as big and powerful as a great mountain. But try as he might to free himself, he could not do so, having lost his strength from being held in the Lord's tight grip.

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