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- tam āpatantaṁ sa nigṛhya tuṇḍayor
- dorbhyāṁ bakaṁ kaṁsa-sakhaṁ satāṁ patiḥ
- paśyatsu bāleṣu dadāra līlayā
- mudāvaho vīraṇavad divaukasām
tam—unto Bakāsura; āpatantam—again endeavoring to attack Him; saḥ—Lord Kṛṣṇa; nigṛhya—capturing; tuṇḍayoḥ—by the beak; dorbhyām—with His arms; bakam—Bakāsura; kaṁsa-sakham—who was the friend and associate of Kaṁsa; satām patiḥ—Lord Kṛṣṇa, the master of the Vaiṣṇavas; paśyatsu—while observing; bāleṣu—all the cowherd boys; dadāra—bifurcated; līlayā—very easily; mudā-āvahaḥ—this action was very much pleasing; vīraṇa-vat—like the grass called vīraṇa (as it is bifurcated); divaukasām—to all the denizens of heaven.
When Kṛṣṇa, the leader of the Vaiṣṇavas, saw that the demon Bakāsura, the friend of Kaṁsa, was endeavoring to attack Him, with His arms He captured the demon by the two halves of the beak, and in the presence of all the cowherd boys Kṛṣṇa very easily bifurcated him, as a child splits a blade of vīraṇa grass. By thus killing the demon, Kṛṣṇa very much pleased the denizens of heaven.