Please note: The synonyms, translation and purport of this verse were composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
- tato 'bhimakham abhyetya
- pāṇināhatya vāraṇam
- prādravan pātayām āsa
- spṛśyamānaḥ pade pade
tataḥ—then; abhimukham—face to face; abhyetya—coming; pāṇinā—with His hand; āhatya—slapping; vāraṇam—the elephant; prādravan—running away; pātayām āsa—He made him fall; spṛśyamānaḥ—being touched; pade pade—with each step.
Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
Kṛṣṇa then came face to face with the elephant and slapped him and ran away. Kuvalayāpīḍa pursued the Lord, managing to touch Him again and again with each step, but Kṛṣṇa outmaneuvered the elephant and made him trip and fall.