tasya karmottamam viksya
durmarsah saktim adade
tam jvalantim maholkabham
hasta-stham acchinad dharih
tasya—of King Indra; karma-uttamam—the very expert service in military art; viksya—after observing; durmarsah—being in a very angry mood; saktim—the sakti weapon; adade—took up; tam—that weapon; jvalantim—blazing fire; maha-ulka-abham—appearing like a great firebrand; hasta-stham—while still in the hand of Bali; acchinat—cut to pieces; harih—Indra.
When Bali Maharaja saw the expert military activities of Indra, he could not restrain his anger. Thus he took up another weapon, known as sakti, which blazed like a great firebrand. But Indra cut that weapon to pieces while it was still in Bali’s hand.
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