TEXT 45
śrī-kaśyapa uvāca
putras te bhavitā bhadre
indra-hādeva-bāndhavaḥ
saṁvatsaraṁ vratam idaṁ
yady añjo dhārayiṣyasi
SYNONYMS
śrī-kaśyapaḥ uvācaKaśyapa Muni said; putraḥ—son; te—your; bhavitā—will be; bhadre—O gentle woman; indra-—killer of Indra, or follower of Indra; adeva-bāndhavaḥ—friend of the demons (or deva-bāndhavaḥ—friend of the demigods); saṁvatsaram—for a year; vratam—vow; idam—this; yadi—if; añjaḥ—properly; dhārayiṣyasi—you will execute.
TRANSLATION
Kaśyapa Muni said: My dear gentle wife, if you follow my instructions regarding this vow for at least one year, you will surely get a son who will be able to kill Indra. However, if you deviate from this vow of following the Vaiṣṇava principles, you will get a son who will be favorable to Indra.
PURPORT
The word indra- refers to an asura who is always eager to kill Indra. An enemy of Indra is naturally a friend to the asuras, but the word indra- also refers to one who follows Indra or who is obedient to him. When one becomes a devotee of Indra, he is certainly a friend to the demigods. Thus the words indra-hādeva-bāndhavaḥ are equivocal, for they say, “Your son will kill Indra, but he will be very friendly to the demigods.” If a person actually became a friend of the demigods, he certainly would not be able to kill Indra.

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