- pipīlikair ahir iva
- diṣṭyā lokopatāpanaḥ
- pāpena pāpo 'bhakṣīti
- vadanto vāsavādayaḥ
pipīlikaiḥ—by small ants; ahiḥ—a serpent; iva—like; diṣṭyā—thank heaven; loka-upatāpanaḥ—always oppressing everyone; pāpena—by his own sinful activities; pāpaḥ—the sinful Hiraṇyakaśipu; abhakṣi—has now been eaten; iti—thus; vadantaḥ—saying; vāsava-ādayaḥ—the demigods, headed by King Indra.
"Alas, as a serpent is eaten by small ants, so the troublesome Hiraṇyakaśipu, who always inflicted miseries upon all types of people, has now been defeated by the reactions of his own sinful activities." Saying this, the demigods, headed by King Indra, arranged to fight the demons.