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SB 8.24.17

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada



TEXT 17

sā tu tatraika-rātreṇa
vardhamānā kamaṇḍalau
alabdhvātmāvakāśaṁ vā
idam āha mahīpatim


SYNONYMS

—that fish; tu—but; tatra—therein; eka-rātreṇa—in one night; vardhamānā—expanding; kamaṇḍalau—in the waterpot; alabdhvā—without attaining; ātma-avakāśam—a comfortable position for His body; —either; idam—this; āha—said; mahī-patim—unto the King.


TRANSLATION

But in one night that fish grew so much that He could not move His body comfortably in the water of the pot. He then spoke to the King as follows.



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