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SB 8.21.26

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada



TEXT 26

atha tārkṣya-suto jñātvā
virāṭ prabhu-cikīrṣitam
babandha vāruṇaiḥ pāśair
baliṁ sūtye 'hani kratau


SYNONYMS

atha—thereafter; tārkṣya-sutaḥ—Garuḍa; jñātvā—knowing; virāṭ—the king of birds; prabhu-cikīrṣitam—the desire of Lord Viṣṇu as Vāmanadeva; babandha—arrested; vāruṇaiḥ—belonging to Varuṇa; pāśaiḥ—by the ropes; balim—Bali; sūtye—when soma-rasa is taken; ahani—on the day; kratau—at the time of sacrifice.


TRANSLATION

Thereafter, on the day of soma-pāna, after the sacrifice was finished, Garuḍa, king of the birds, understanding the desire of his master, arrested Bali Mahārāja with the ropes of Varuṇa.


PURPORT

Garuḍa, the constant companion of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, knows the confidential part of the Lord's desire. Bali Mahārāja's tolerance and devotion were undoubtedly superexcellent. Garuḍa arrested Bali Mahārāja to show the entire universe the greatness of the King's tolerance.



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