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SB 8.8.5

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada



TEXT 5

airāvaṇādayas tv aṣṭau
dig-gajā abhavaṁs tataḥ
abhramu-prabhṛtayo 'ṣṭau ca
kariṇyas tv abhavan nṛpa


SYNONYMS

airāvaṇa-ādayaḥ—headed by Airāvaṇa; tu—but; aṣṭau—eight; dik-gajāḥ—elephants that could go in any direction; abhavan—were generated; tataḥ—thereafter; abhramu-prabhṛtayaḥ—headed by the she-elephant named Abhramu; aṣṭau—eight; ca—also; kariṇyaḥ—female elephants; tu—indeed; abhavan—also generated; nṛpa—O King.


TRANSLATION

Thereafter, O King, eight great elephants, which could go in any direction, were generated. They were headed by Airāvaṇa. Eight she-elephants, headed by Abhramu, were also generated.


PURPORT

The names of the eight elephants were Airāvaṇa, Puṇḍarīka, Vāmana, Kumuda, Añjana, Puṣpadanta, Sārvabhauma and Supratīka.



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