TEXTS 22–23
idaṁ mahākhyānam aśeṣa-pāpmanāṁ
prakṣālanaṁ tīrthapadānukīrtanam
bhakty-ucchrayaṁ bhakta-janānuvarṇanaṁ
mahendra-mokṣaṁ vijayaṁ marutvataḥ
paṭheyur ākhyānam idaṁ sadā budhāḥ
śṛṇvanty atho parvaṇi parvaṇīndriyam
dhanyaṁ yaśasyaṁ nikhilāgha-mocanaṁ
ripuñjayaṁ svasty-ayanaṁ tathāyuṣam
SYNONYMS
idam—this; mahā-ākhyānam—great historical incident; aśeṣa-pāpmanām—of unlimited numbers of sinful acts; prakṣālanam—cleansing; tīrthapada-anukīrtanam—glorifying the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is known as Tīrthapada; bhakti—of devotional service; ucchrayam—in which there is an increase; bhakta-jana—the devotees; anuvarṇanam—describing; mahā-indra-mokṣam—the liberation of the King of heaven; vijayam—the victory; marutvataḥ—of King Indra; paṭheyuḥ—should read; ākhyānam—narration; idam—this; sadā—always; budhāḥ—learned scholars; śṛṇvanti—continue to hear; atho—as well; parvaṇi parvaṇi—on the occasion of great festivals; indriyam—which makes the senses sharp; dhanyam—brings wealth; yaśasyam—brings fame; nikhila—all; agha-mocanam—releasing from sins; ripum-jayam—makes one victorious over his enemies; svasti-ayanam—brings good fortune for all; tathā—so also; āyuṣam—longevity.
TRANSLATION
In this very great narrative there is glorification of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Nārāyaṇa, there are statements about the exaltedness of devotional service, there are descriptions of devotees like Indra and Vṛtrāsura, 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 Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, entitled “King Indra Afflicted by Sinful Reaction.”

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