TEXT 4
śrī-śuka uvāca
vṛtra-vikrama-saṁvignāḥ
sarve devāḥ saharṣibhiḥ
tad-vadhāyārthayann indraṁ
naicchad bhīto bṛhad-vadhāt
SYNONYMS
śrī-śukaḥ uvāca—Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said; vṛtra—of Vṛtrāsura; vikrama—by the powerful activities; saṁvignāḥ—being full of anxieties; sarve—all; devāḥ—the demigods; saha ṛṣibhiḥ—with the great sages; tat-vadhāya—for the killing of him; ārthayan—requested; indramIndra; na aicchat—declined; bhītaḥ—being afraid; bṛhat-vadhāt—due to killing a brāhmaṇa.
TRANSLATION
Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī answered: When all the great sages and demigods were disturbed by the extraordinary power of Vṛtrāsura, they had assembled to ask Indra to kill him. Indra, however, being afraid of killing a brāhmaṇa, declined their request.

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