TEXT 147
kasyanubhavo 'sya na deva vidmahe
yad-vanchaya srir lalanacarat tapo
vihaya kaman su-ciram dhrta-vrata
kasyaof what; anubhavaha result; asyaof the serpent (Kaliya); nanot; devamy Lord; vidmahewe know; tava anghriof Your lotus feet; renuof the dust; sparasafor touching; adhikarahqualification; yatwhich; vanchayaby desiring; srihthe goddess of fortune; lalanathe topmost woman; acaratperformed; tapahausterity; vihayagiving up; kamanall desires; su-ciramfor a long time; dhrtaa law upheld; vrataas a vow
" 'O Lord, we do not know how the serpent Kaliya attained such an opportunity to be touched by the dust of Your lotus feet. For this end, the goddess of fortune performed austerities for centuries, giving up all other desires and observing austere vows. Indeed, we do not know how this serpent Kaliya got such an opportunity.'
This verse from Srimad-Bhagavatam (10.16.36) was spoken by the wives of the Kaliya demon.

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