namrsyat tasya tad viryam
viplavitam—having been inundated; sva-sibiram—his own camp; pratisrotah—which was flowing in the opposite direction; sarit-jalaih—by the water of the river; na—not; amrsyat—could tolerate; tasya—of Kartaviryarjuna; tat viryam—that influence; viramani—considering himself very heroic; dasa-ananah—the ten-headed Ravana.
Because Kartaviryarjuna made the water flow in the opposite direction, the camp of Ravana, which was set up on the bank of the Narmada near the city of Mahismati, was inundated. This was unbearable to the ten-headed Ravana, who considered himself a great hero and could not tolerate Kartaviryarjuna’s power.
Ravana was out touring to gain victory over all other countries (dig-vijaya), and he had camped on the bank of the Narmada River near the city of Mahismati.
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