sri-suka uvaca
anyais casura-bhupalair
bana-bhaumadibhir yutah
yadunam kadanam cakre
bali magadha-samsrayah
sri-sukah uvacaSri Sukadeva Gosvami said; pralambaby the asura named Pralamba; bakaby the asura named Baka; canuraby the asura named Canura; trnavartaby the asura named Trnavarta; mahasanaihby Aghasura; mustikaby the asura named Mustika; aristaby the asura Arista; dvividaby the asura named Dvivida; putanaby Putana; kesiby Kesi; dhenukaihby Dhenuka; anyaih caand by many others; asura-bhupalaihby demoniac kings on the surface of the globe; banaby King Bana; bhaumaby Bhaumasura; adibhihand by others as well; yutahbeing assisted; yadunamof the kings of the Yadu dynasty; kadanampersecution; cakreregularly performed; balivery powerful; magadha-samsrayahunder the protection of Jarasandha, the King of Magadha.
Sukadeva Gosvami said: Under the protection of Magadharaja, Jarasandha, the powerful Kamsa began persecuting the kings of the Yadu dynasty. In this he had the cooperation of demons like Pralamba, Baka, Canura, Trnavarta, Aghasura, Mustika, Arista, Dvivida, Putana, Kesi, Dhenuka, Banasura, Narakasura and many other demoniac kings on the surface of the earth.
This verse supports the following statement given by the Lord in Bhagavad-gita (4.78):
Whenever and wherever there is a decline in religious practice, O descendant of Bharata, and a predominant rise of irreligionat that time I descend Myself. To deliver the pious and to annihilate the miscreants, as well as to reestablish the principles of religion, I advent Myself millennium after millennium.
The Lords purpose in maintaining this material world is to give everyone a chance to go back home, back to Godhead, but kings and political leaders unfortunately try to hinder the purpose of the Lord, and therefore the Lord appears, either personally or with His plenary portions, to set things right. It is therefore said:
Krsna appeared in the womb of Devaki after transferring Baladeva to the womb of Rohini by the power of Yogamaya. Yadubhih sa vyarudhyata. The kings of the Yadu dynasty were all devotees, but there were many powerful demons, such as Salva, who began to persecute them. At that time, Jarasandha, who was Kamsas father-in-law, was extremely powerful, and therefore Kamsa took advantage of his protection and the help of the demons in persecuting the kings of the Yadu dynasty. The demons naturally appeared more powerful than the demigods, but ultimately, because of help received from the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the demons were defeated and the demigods triumphant.

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