cakrena ksura-dharena
jahara pibatah sirah
haris tasya kabandhas tu
sudhayaplavito patat
cakrenaby the disc; ksura-dharenawhich was sharp like a razor; jaharacut off; pibatahwhile drinking nectar; sirahthe head; harihthe Supreme Personality of Godhead; tasyaof that Rahu; kabandhah tubut the headless body; sudhayaby the nectar; aplavitahwithout being touched; apatatimmediately fell dead.
The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Hari, using His disc, which was sharp like a razor, at once cut off Rahus head. When Rahus head was severed from his body, the body, being untouched by the nectar, could not survive.
When the Personality of Godhead, Mohini-murti, severed Rahus head from his body, the head remained alive although the body died. Rahu had been drinking nectar through his mouth, and before the nectar entered his body, his head was cut off. Thus Rahus head remained alive whereas the body died. This wonderful act performed by the Lord was meant to show that nectar is miraculous ambrosia.

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