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SB 8.11.40

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada



TEXT 40

na śuṣkeṇa na cārdreṇa
jahāra namuceḥ śiraḥ
taṁ tuṣṭuvur muni-gaṇā
mālyaiś cāvākiran vibhum


SYNONYMS

na—neither; śuṣkeṇa—by dry means; na—nor; ca—also; ārdreṇa—by a moist weapon; jahāra—he separated; namuceḥ—of Namuci; śiraḥ—the head; tam—him (Indra); tuṣṭuvuḥ—satisfied; muni-gaṇāḥ—all the sages; mālyaiḥ—with flower garlands; ca—also; avākiran—covered; vibhum—that great personality.


TRANSLATION

Thus Indra, King of heaven, severed Namuci's head with a weapon of foam, which was neither dry nor moist. Then all the sages satisfied Indra, the exalted personality, by showering flowers and garlands upon him, almost covering him.


PURPORT

In this regard, the śruti-mantras say, apāṁ phenena namuceḥ śira indro 'dārayat: Indra killed Namuci with watery foam, which is neither moist nor dry.



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