kaṇvaḥ kumārasya vane
cakre samucitāḥ kriyāḥ
baddhvā mṛgendraṁ tarasā
krīḍati sma sa bālakaḥ
kaṇvaḥ—Kaṇva Muni; kumārasya—of the son born of Śakuntalā; vane—in the forest; cakre—executed; samucitāḥ—prescribed; kriyāḥ—ritualistic ceremonies; baddhvā—capturing; mṛga-indram—a lion; tarasā—by force; krīḍati—playing; sma—in the past; saḥ—he; bālakaḥ—the child.
In the forest, Kaṇva 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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