pipilikair ahir iva
papena papo ’bhaksiti
pipilikaih—by small ants; ahih—a serpent; iva—like; distya—thank heaven; loka-upatapanah—always oppressing everyone; papena—by his own sinful activities; papah—the sinful Hiranyakasipu; abhaksi—has now been eaten; iti—thus; vadantah—saying; vasava-adayah—the demigods, headed by King Indra.
“Alas, as a serpent is eaten by small ants, so the troublesome Hiranyakasipu, who always inflicted miseries upon all types of people, has now been defeated by the reactions of his own sinful activities.” Saying this, the demigods, headed by King Indra, arranged to fight the demons.
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