tasya tat pūjayan karma
śūlena jvalatā taṁ tu
smayamāno ’hanan mṛdhe
tasya—of Mātali; tat—that service (bringing the chariot before Indra); pūjayan—appreciating; karma—such service to the master; yantuḥ—of the chariot driver; dānava-sat-tamaḥ—the best of the demons, namely Jambhāsura; śūlena—by his trident; jvalatā—which was blazing fire; tam—Mātali; tu—indeed; smayamānaḥ—smiling; ahanat—struck; mṛdhe—in the battle.
Appreciating Mātali’s service, Jambhāsura, the best of the demons, smiled. Nonetheless, he struck Mātali in the battle with a trident of blazing fire.
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