TEXTS 22–23
idam mahakhyanam asesa-papmanam
praksalanam tirthapadanukirtanam
bhakty-ucchrayam bhakta-jananuvarnanam
mahendra-moksam vijayam marutvatah
patheyur akhyanam idam sada budhah
srnvanty atho parvani parvanindriyam
dhanyam yasasyam nikhilagha-mocanam
ripunjayam svasty-ayanam tathayusam
idam—this; maha-akhyanam—great historical incident; asesa-papmanam—of unlimited numbers of sinful acts; praksalanam—cleansing; tirthapada-anukirtanam—glorifying the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is known as Tirthapada; bhakti—of devotional service; ucchrayam—in which there is an increase; bhakta-jana—the devotees; anuvarnanam—describing; maha-indra-moksam—the liberation of the King of heaven; vijayam—the victory; marutvatah—of King Indra; patheyuh—should read; akhyanam—narration; idam—this; sada—always; budhah—learned scholars; srnvanti—continue to hear; atho—as well; parvani parvani—on the occasion of great festivals; indriyam—which makes the senses sharp; dhanyam—brings wealth; yasasyam—brings fame; nikhila—all; agha-mocanam—releasing from sins; ripum-jayam—makes one victorious over his enemies; svasti-ayanam—brings good fortune for all; tatha—so also; ayusam—longevity.
In this very great narrative there is glorification of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Narayana, there are statements about the exaltedness of devotional service, there are descriptions of devotees like Indra and Vrtrasura, and there are statements about King Indra’s release from sinful life and about his victory in fighting the demons. By understanding this incident, one is relieved of all sinful reactions. Therefore the learned are always advised to read this narration. If one does so, one will become expert in the activities of the senses, his opulence will increase, and his reputation will become widespread. One will also be relieved of all sinful reactions, he will conquer all his enemies, and the duration of his life will increase. Because this narration is auspicious in all respects, learned scholars regularly hear and repeat it on every festival day.
Thus ends the Bhaktivedanta purports of the Sixth Canto, Thirteenth Chapter, of the Srimad-Bhagavatam, entitled “King Indra Afflicted by Sinful Reaction.”

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