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SB 10.77.2

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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

TEXT 2

vidhamantaṁ sva-sainyāni
dyumantaṁ rukmiṇī-sutaḥ
pratihatya pratyavidhyān
nārācair aṣṭabhiḥ smayan


SYNONYMS

vidhamantam—smashing; sva—His; sainyāni—soldiers; dyumantam—Dyumān; rukmiṇī-sutaḥ—the son of Rukmiṇī (Pradyumna); pratihatya—counterattacking; pratyavidhyāt—He struck back; nārācaiḥ—with special arrows made of iron; aṣṭabhiḥ—eight; smayan—while smiling.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


TRANSLATION

In Pradyumna's absence, Dyumān had been devastating His army, but now Pradyumna counterattacked Dyumān and, smiling, pierced him with eight nārāca arrows.


PURPORT

Śrīla Viśvanātha Cakravartī comments that Pradyumna challenged Dyumān, saying "Now see if you can strike Me!" After saying this and allowing Dyumān to shoot his weapons, Pradyumna released His own deadly arrows.



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