te ’pi cāmum amṛṣyantaḥ
śarair avidhyan yugapad
te—the Yakṣas; api—also; ca—and; amum—at Dhruva; amṛṣyantaḥ—being intolerant of; pāda-sparśam—being touched by the feet; iva—like; uragāḥ—serpents; śaraiḥ—with arrows; avidhyan—struck; yugapat—simultaneously; dvi-guṇam—twice as much; pracikīrṣavaḥ—trying to retaliate.
Just like serpents, who cannot tolerate being trampled upon by anyone’s feet, the Yakṣas, being intolerant of the wonderful prowess of Dhruva Mahārāja, threw twice as many arrows—six from each of their soldiers—and thus they very valiantly exhibited their prowess.
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