nirbandham tasya tam jnatva
praptam kalam prativyodhum
nirbandham—determination to do something; tasya—of him (Kamsa); tam—that (determination); jnatva—understanding; vicintya—thinking deeply; anakadundubhih—Vasudeva; praptam—had arrived; kalam—imminent danger of death; prativyodhum—to stop him from such activities; idam—this; tatra—thereupon; anvapadyata—thought of other ways.
When Vasudeva saw that Kamsa was determined to kill his sister Devaki, he thought to himself very deeply. Considering the imminent danger of death, he thought of another plan to stop Kamsa.
Although Vasudeva saw the imminent danger that his wife Devaki would be killed, he was convinced of his welfare because at his birth the demigods had played drums and kettledrums. He therefore attempted another way to save Devaki.
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