SB 5.24.23

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Srimad-Bhagavatam - Fifth Canto - Chapter 24: The Subterranean Heavenly Planets
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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada



TEXT 23

yat tad bhagavatānadhigatānyopāyena
yācñā-cchalenāpahṛta-sva-śarīrāvaśeṣita-loka-trayo
varuṇa-pāśaiś ca sampratimukto
giri-daryāṁ cāpaviddha iti hovāca


SYNONYMS

yat—which; tat—that; bhagavatā—by the Supreme Personality of Godhead; anadhigata-anya-upāyena—who is not perceived by other means; yācñā-chalena—by a trick of begging; apahṛta—taken away; sva-śarīra-avaśeṣita—with only his own body remaining; loka-trayaḥ—the three worlds; varuṇa-pāśaiḥ—by the ropes of Varuṇa; ca—and; sampratimuktaḥ—completely bound; giri-daryām—in a cave in a mountain; ca—and; apaviddhaḥ—being detained; iti—thus; ha—indeed; uvāca—said.


TRANSLATION

When the Supreme Personality of Godhead could see no other means of taking everything away from Bali Mahārāja, He adopted the trick of begging from him and took away all the three worlds. Thus only his body was left, but the Lord was still not satisfied. He arrested Bali Mahārāja, bound him with the ropes of Varuṇa and threw him in a cave in a mountain. Nevertheless, although all his property was taken and he was thrown into a cave, Bali Mahārāja was such a great devotee that he spoke as follows.


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Facts about "SB 5.24.23"
Spoken byŚukadeva Gosvāmī +
Spoken toKing Parīkṣit +