niyudhyator evam ibhendra-nakrayor
vikarsator antarato bahir mithah
samah sahasram vyagaman mahi-pate
sapranayos citram amamsatamarah
niyudhyatoh—fighting; evam—in this way; ibha-indra—of the elephant; nakrayoh—and the crocodile; vikarsatoh—pulling; antaratah—in the water; bahih—outside the water; mithah—one another; samah—years; sahasram—one thousand; vyagaman—passed; mahi-pate—O King; sa-pranayoh—both alive; citram—wonderful; amamsata—considered; amarah—the demigods.
O King, the elephant and the crocodile fought in this way, pulling one another in and out of the water, for one thousand years. Upon seeing the fight, the demigods were very surprised.
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