Please note: The synonyms, translation and purport of this verse were composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
- kaścin matsyo 'grasīl lohaṁ
- cūrṇāni taralais tataḥ
- uhyamānāni velāyāṁ
- lagnāny āsan kilairakāḥ
kaścit—a certain; matsyaḥ—fish; agrasīt—swallowed; loham—the iron; cūrṇāni—the bits of powder; taralaiḥ—by the waves; tataḥ—from that place; uhyamānāni—being carried; velāyām—on the shore; lagnāni—becoming stuck; āsan—they became; kilu—indeed; erakāḥ—a particular species of grass with long, sharp-edged blades.
Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
A certain fish swallowed the iron lump, and the bits of iron, carried back to the shore by the waves, implanted themselves there and grew into tall, sharp canes.