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- indro na vajraṁ jagṛhe vilajjitaś
- cyutaṁ sva-hastād ari-sannidhau punaḥ
- tam āha vṛtro hara ātta-vajro
- jahi sva-śatruṁ na viṣāda-kālaḥ
indraḥ—King Indra; na—not; vajram—the thunderbolt; jagṛhe—took up; vilajjitaḥ—being ashamed; cyutam—fallen; sva-hastāt—from his own hand; ari-sannidhau—in front of his enemy; punaḥ—again; tam—unto him; āha—said; vṛtraḥ—Vṛtrāsura; hare—O Indra; ātta-vajraḥ—taking up your thunderbolt; jahi—kill; sva-śatrum—your enemy; na—not; viṣāda-kālaḥ—the time for lamentation.
Having dropped the thunderbolt from his hand in the presence of his enemy, Indra was practically defeated and was very much ashamed. He dared not pick up his weapon again. Vṛtrāsura, however, encouraged him, saying, "Take up your thunderbolt and kill your enemy. This is not the time to lament your fate."