TEXT 27
tatropalabhyasura-loka-palakam
yado-gananam rsabham pracetasam
smayan pralabdhum pranipatya nicavaj
jagada me dehy adhiraja samyugam
SYNONYMS
tatra—there; upalabhya—having reached; asura-loka—of the regions where the demons reside; palakam—the guardian; yadah-gananam—of the aquatic creatures; rsabham—the lord; pracetasamVaruna; smayan—smiling; pralabdhum—to make fun; pranipatya—having bowed down; nica-vat—like a lowborn man; jagada—he said; me—to me; dehi—give; adhiraja—O great lord; samyugam—battle.
TRANSLATION
Vibhavari is the home of Varuna, lord of the aquatic creatures and guardian of the lower regions of the universe, where the demons generally reside. There Hiranyaksa fell at Varuna’s feet like a lowborn man, and to make fun of him he said with a smile, “Give me battle, O Supreme Lord!”
PURPORT
The demoniac person always challenges others and tries to occupy others’ property by force. Here these symptoms are fully displayed by Hiranyaksa, who begged war from a person who had no desire to fight.

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