TEXT 18
caturdasam narasimham
bibhrad daityendram urjitam
dadara karajair urav
erakam kata-krd yatha
SYNONYMS
caturdasam—the fourteenth in the line; nara-simham—the incarnation of the Lord as half-man and half-lion; bibhrat—advented; daitya-indram—the king of the atheists; urjitam—strongly built; dadara—bifurcated; karajaih—by the nails; urau—on the lap; erakam—canes; kata-krt—carpenter; yatha—just like.
TRANSLATION
In the fourteenth incarnation, the Lord appeared as Nrsimha and bifurcated the strong body of the atheist Hiranyakasipu with His nails, just as a carpenter pierces cane.

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