Please note: The synonyms, translation and purport of this verse were composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
- cakraṁ ca viṣṇos tad-anupraviṣṭaṁ
- vārānasīṁ sāṭṭa-sabhālayāpaṇām
cakram—the disc; ca—and; viṣṇoḥ—of Lord Viṣṇu; tat—it (the fire demon); anupraviṣṭam—entering in pursuit; vārāṇasīm—Vārāṇasī; sa—with; aṭṭa—raised porches; sabhā—its assembly halls; ālaya—residences; āpaṇām—and marketplaces; sa—with; gopura—gateways; aṭṭālaka—watchtowers; koṣṭha—and warehouses; saṅkulām—crowded; sa—with; kośa—banks; hasti—for elephants; aśva—horses; ratha—chariots; anna—and grains; śālinīm—with the buildings.
Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
Lord Viṣṇu's disc also entered Vārāṇasī, in pursuit of the fiery demon, and proceeded to burn the city to the ground, including all its assembly halls and residential palaces with raised porches, its numerous marketplaces, gateways, watchtowers, warehouses and treasuries, and all the buildings housing elephants, horses, chariots and grains.