chindann api tad uddhartuṁ
nāśaknot tryambakas tadā
ākramya—having sat; urasi—on the chest; dakṣasya—of Dakṣa; śita-dhāreṇa—having a sharp blade; hetinā—with a weapon; chindan—cutting; api—even though; tat—that (head); uddhartum—to separate; na aśaknot—was not able; tri-ambakaḥ—Vīrabhadra (who had three eyes); tadā—after this.
Then Vīrabhadra, the giantlike personality, sat on the chest of Dakṣa and tried to separate his head from his body with sharp weapons, but was unsuccessful.
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