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SB 11.1.23

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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 23

matsyo gṛhīto matsya-ghnair
jālenānyaiḥ sahārṇave
tasyodara-gataṁ lohaṁ
sa śalye lubdhako 'karot


SYNONYMS

matsyaḥ—the fish; gṛhītaḥ—being seized; matsya-ghnaiḥ—by fishermen; jālena—with a net; anyaiḥ saha—along with other fish; arṇave—within the ocean; tasya—of the fish; udara-gatam—contained in the stomach; loham—lump of iron; saḥ—he (Jarā); śalye—on his arrow; lubdhakaḥ—a hunter; akarot—placed.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


TRANSLATION

The fish was caught in the ocean along with other fish in a fisherman's net. The iron lump in the fish's stomach was taken by the hunter Jarā, who fixed it as an arrowhead at the end of his shaft.



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