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SB 6.18.20

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada



TEXT 20

śrī-rājovāca
kathaṁ ta āsuraṁ bhāvam
apohyautpattikaṁ guro
indreṇa prāpitāḥ sātmyaṁ
kiṁ tat sādhu kṛtaṁ hi taiḥ


SYNONYMS

śrī-rājā uvāca—King Parīkṣit said; katham—why; te—they; āsuram—demoniac; bhāvam—mentality; apohya—giving up; autpattikam—due to birth; guro—my dear lord; indreṇa—by Indra; prāpitāḥ—were converted; sa-ātmyam—to demigods; kim—whether; tat—therefore; sādhu—pious activities; kṛtam—performed; hi—indeed; taiḥ—by them.


TRANSLATION

King Parīkṣit inquired: My dear lord, due to their birth, the forty-nine Maruts must have been obsessed with a demoniac mentality. Why did Indra, the King of heaven, convert them into demigods? Did they perform any rituals or pious activities?



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