TEXT 14
jagur mahendrāsanam ojasā sthitaṁ
viśvāvasus tumburur asmad-ādayaḥ
gandharva-siddhā ṛṣayo ’stuvan muhur
vidyādharāś cāpsarasaś ca pāṇḍava
SYNONYMS
jaguḥ—sung of the glories; mahendra-āsanam—the throne of King Indra; ojasā—by personal power; sthitam—situated on; viśvāvasuḥ—the chief singer of the Gandharvas; tumburuḥ—another Gandharva singer; asmat-ādayaḥ—including ourselves (Nārada and others also glorified Hiraṇyakaśipu); gandharva—the inhabitants of Gandharva-loka; siddhāḥ—the inhabitants of Siddhaloka; ṛṣayaḥ—the great sages and saintly persons; astuvan—offered prayers; muhuḥ—again and again; vidyādharāḥ—the inhabitants of Vidyādhara-loka; ca—and; apsarasaḥ—the inhabitants of Apsaroloka; ca—and; pāṇḍava—O descendant of Pāṇḍu.
TRANSLATION
O Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira, descendant of Pāṇḍu, by dint of his personal power, Hiraṇyakaśipu, being situated on the throne of King Indra, controlled the inhabitants of all the other planets. The two Gandharvas Viśvāvasu and Tumburu, I myself and the Vidyādharas, Apsarās and sages all offered prayers to him again and again just to glorify him.
PURPORT
The asuras sometimes become so powerful that they can engage even Nārada Muni and similar devotees in their service. This does not mean that Nārada was subordinate to Hiraṇyakaśipu. Sometimes, however, it so happens in this material world that great personalities, even great devotees, can also be controlled by the asuras.

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