sa tan apatatah sakras
tavadbhih sighra-vikramah
ciccheda nisitair bhallair
asampraptan hasann iva
sah—he (Indra); tan—arrows; apatatah—while moving toward him and falling down; sakrahIndra; tavadbhih—immediately; sighra-vikramah—was practiced to oppress very soon; ciccheda—cut to pieces; nisitaih—very sharp; bhallaih—with another type of arrow; asampraptan—the enemy’s arrows not being received; hasan iva—as if smiling.
Before Bali Maharaja’s arrows could reach him, Indra, King of heaven, who is expert in dealing with arrows, smiled and counteracted the arrows with arrows of another type, known as bhalla, which were extremely sharp.

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