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SB 12.6.16

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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 16

janmejayaḥ sva-pitaraṁ
śrutvā takṣaka-bhakṣitam
yathājuhāva sankruddho
nāgān satre saha dvijaiḥ


SYNONYMS

janmejayaḥ—King Janamejaya, the son of Parīkṣit; sva-pitaram—his own father; śrutvā—hearing; takṣaka—by Takṣaka, the snake-bird; bhakṣitam—bitten; yathā—properly; ājuhāva—offered as oblations; saṅkruddhaḥ—extremely angry; nāgān—the snakes; satre—in a great sacrifice; saha—along with; dvijaiḥ—brāhmaṇas.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


TRANSLATION

Hearing that his father had been fatally bitten by the snakebird, Mahārāja Janamejaya became extremely angry and had brāhmaṇas perform a mighty sacrifice in which he offered all the snakes in the world into the sacrificial fire.



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