TEXTS 27–29
maha-prano maha-viryo
maha-sarpa iva dvipam
krtvadharam hanum bhumau
daityo divy uttaram hanum
nabho-gambhira-vaktrena
leliholbana-jihvaya
damstrabhih kala-kalpabhir
grasann iva jagat-trayam
atimatra-maha-kaya
aksipams tarasa girin
giri-rat pada-cariva
padbhyam nirjarayan mahim
jagrasa sa samasadya
vajrinam saha-vahanam
SYNONYMS
maha-pranah—very great in bodily strength; maha-viryah—showing uncommon prowess; maha-sarpah—the biggest snake; iva—like; dvipam—an elephant; krtva—placing; adharam—the lower; hanum—jaw; bhumau—on the ground; daityah—the demon; divi—in the sky; uttaram hanum—the upper jaw; nabhah—like the sky; gambhira—deep; vaktrena—with his mouth; leliha—like a snake; ulbana—fearful; jihvaya—with a tongue; damstrabhih—with teeth; kala-kalpabhih—exactly like the time factor, or death; grasan—devouring; iva—as if; jagat-trayam—the three worlds; ati-matra—very high; maha-kayah—whose great body; aksipan—shaking; tarasa—with great force; girin—the mountains; giri-rat—the Himalaya Mountains; pada-cari—moving on foot; iva—as if; padbhyam—by his feet; nirjarayan—crushing; mahim—the surface of the world; jagrasa—swallowed; sah—he; samasadya—reaching; vajrinamIndra, who carries the thunderbolt; saha-vahanam—with his carrier, the elephant.
TRANSLATION
Vrtrasura was very powerful in physical strength and influence. He placed his lower jaw on the ground and his upper jaw in the sky. His mouth became very deep, like the sky itself, and his tongue resembled a large serpent. With his fearful, deathlike teeth, he seemed to be trying to devour the entire universe. Thus assuming a gigantic body, the great demon Vrtrasura shook even the mountains and began crushing the surface of the earth with his legs, as if he were the Himalayas walking about. He came before Indra and swallowed him and Airavata, his carrier, just as a big python might swallow an elephant.

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