- tasya coddharataḥ kṣauṇīṁ
- sva-daṁṣṭrāgreṇa līlayā
- daitya-rājasya ca brahman
- kasmād dhetor abhūn mṛdhaḥ
tasya—His; ca—also; uddharataḥ—while lifting; kṣauṇīm—the earth planet; sva-daṁṣṭra-agreṇa—by the edge of His tusks; līlayā—in His pastimes; daitya-rājasya—of the king of demons; ca—and; brahman—O brāhmaṇa; kasmāt—from what; hetoḥ—reason; abhūt—there was; mṛdhaḥ—fight.
What was the reason, O brāhmaṇa, for the fight between the demon king and Lord Boar while the Lord was lifting the earth as His pastime?