- tau tu gīrvāṇa-ṛṣabhau
- dustarād dhari-lokataḥ
- hata-śriyau brahma-śāpād
- abhūtāṁ vigata-smayau
tau—those two gatekeepers; tu—but; gīrvāṇa-ṛṣabhau—the best of the demigods; dustarāt—unable to be avoided; hari-lokataḥ—from Vaikuṇṭha, the abode of Lord Hari; hata-śriyau—diminished in beauty and luster; brahma-śāpāt—from the curse of a brāhmaṇa; abhūtām—became; vigata-smayau—morose.
But those two gatekeepers, the best of the demigods, their beauty and luster diminished by the curse of the brāhmaṇas, became morose and fell from Vaikuṇṭha, the abode of the Supreme Lord.