bhaya-namno ’grajo bhrata
dadaha tam purim krtsnam
bhaya-namnah—of Bhaya (Fear); agra-jah—elder; bhrata—brother; prajvarah—named Prajvara; pratyupasthitah—being present there; dadaha—set fire; tam—to that; purim—city; krtsnam—wholesale; bhratuh—his brother; priya-cikirsaya—in order to please.
Under the circumstances, the elder brother of Yavana-raja, known as Prajvara, set fire to the city to please his younger brother, whose other name is fear itself.
According to the Vedic system, a dead body is set on fire, but before death there is another fire, or fever, which is called prajvara, or visnu-jvara. Medical science verifies that when one’s temperature is raised to 107 degrees, a man immediately dies. This prajvara, or higher fever, at the last stage of life places the living entity in the midst of a blazing fire.
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