nedur muhur dundubhayah sahasraso
gandharva-kimpurusa-kinnara jaguh
manasvinanena krtam suduskaram
vidvan adad yad ripave jagat-trayam
neduh—began to beat; muhuh—again and again; dundubhayah—trumpets and kettledrums; sahasrasah—by thousands and thousands; gandharva—the residents of Gandharvaloka; kimpurusa—the residents of Kimpurusaloka; kinnarah—and the residents of Kinnaraloka; jaguh—began to sing and declare; manasvina—by the most exalted personality; anena—by Bali Maharaja; krtam—was done; su-duskaram—an extremely difficult task; vidvan—because of his being the most learned person; adat—gave Him a gift; yat—that; ripave—unto the enemy, Lord Visnu, who was siding with Bali Maharaja’s enemies, the demigods; jagat-trayam—the three worlds.
The Gandharvas, the Kimpurusas and the Kinnaras sounded thousands and thousands of kettledrums and trumpets again and again, and they sang in great jubilation, declaring, “How exalted a person is Bali Maharaja, and what a difficult task he has performed! Even though he knew that Lord Visnu was on the side of his enemies, he nonetheless gave the Lord the entire three worlds in charity.”

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