kanvah kumarasya vane
cakre samucitah kriyah
baddhva mrgendram tarasa
kridati sma sa balakah
kanvah—Kanva Muni; kumarasya—of the son born of Sakuntala; vane—in the forest; cakre—executed; samucitah—prescribed; kriyah—ritualistic ceremonies; baddhva—capturing; mrga-indram—a lion; tarasa—by force; kridati—playing; sma—in the past; sah—he; balakah—the child.
In the forest, Kanva Muni performed all the ritualistic ceremonies concerning the newborn child. Later, the boy became so powerful that he would capture a lion and play with it.
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