- sa tan-niketaṁ parimṛśya śūnyam
- apaśyamānaḥ kupito nanāda
- kṣmāṁ dyāṁ diśaḥ khaṁ vivarān samudrān
- viṣṇuṁ vicinvan na dadarśa vīraḥ
saḥ—that Hiraṇyakaśipu; tat-niketam—the residence of Lord Viṣṇu; parimṛśya—searching; śūnyam—vacant; apaśyamānaḥ—not seeing Lord Viṣṇu; kupitaḥ—being very angry; nanāda—cried very loudly; kṣmām—on the surface of the earth; dyām—in outer space; diśaḥ—in all directions; kham—in the sky; vivarān—in all the caves; samudrān—all the oceans; viṣṇum—Lord Viṣṇu; vicinvan—searching for; na—not; dadarśa—did see; vīraḥ—although he was very powerful.
Upon seeing that the residence of Lord Viṣṇu was vacant, Hiraṇyakaśipu began searching for Lord Viṣṇu everywhere. Angry at not seeing Him, Hiraṇyakaśipu screamed loudly and searched the entire universe, including the surface of the earth, the higher planetary systems, all directions and all the caves and oceans. But Hiraṇyakaśipu, the greatest hero, did not see Viṣṇu anywhere.