|Canto 6: Prescribed Duties for Mankind||Chapter 9: Appearance of the Demon Vṛtrāsura|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 6.9.13-17
viṣvag vivardhamānaḿ tam
iṣu-mātraḿ dine dine
śūla āropya rodasī
nṛtyantam unnadantaḿ ca
cālayantaḿ padā mahīm
pibatā ca nabhastalam
jṛmbhamāṇaḿ muhur muhuḥ
vitrastā dudruvur lokā
vīkṣya sarve diśo daśa
viṣvak — all around; vivardhamānam — increasing; tam — him; iṣu-mātram — an arrow's flight; dine dine — day after day; dagdha — burnt; śaila — mountain; pratīkāśam — resembling; sandhyā — in the evening; abhra-anīka — like an array of clouds; varcasam — having an effulgence; tapta — melted; tāmra — like copper; śikhā — hair; śmaśrum — moustache and beard; madhyāhna — at midday; arka — like the sun; ugra-locanam — having powerful eyes; dedīpyamāne — blazing; tri-śikhe — three-pointed; śūle — on his spear; āropya — keeping; rodasī — heaven and earth; nṛtyantam — dancing; unnadantam — shouting loudly; ca — and; cālayantam — moving; padā — by his foot; mahīm — the earth; darī-gambhīra — as deep as a cave; vaktreṇa — by the mouth; pibatā — drinking; ca — also; nabhastalam — the sky; lihatā — licking up; jihvayā — by the tongue; ṛkṣāṇi — the stars; grasatā — swallowing; bhuvana-trayam — the three worlds; mahatā — very great; raudra-daḿṣṭreṇa — with fearful teeth; jṛmbhamāṇam — yawning; muhuḥ muhuḥ — again and again; vitrastāḥ — fearful; dudruvuḥ — ran; lokāḥ — people; vīkṣya — seeing; sarve — all; diśaḥ daśa — ten directions.
Like arrows released in the four directions, the demon's body grew, day after day. Tall and blackish, he appeared like a burnt hill and was as lustrous as a bright array of clouds in the evening. The hair on the demon's body and his beard and moustache were the color of melted copper, and his eyes were piercing like the midday sun. He appeared unconquerable, as if holding the three worlds on the points of his blazing trident. Dancing and shouting with a loud voice, he made the entire surface of the earth tremble as if from an earthquake. As he yawned again and again, he seemed to be trying to swallow the whole sky with his mouth, which was as deep as a cave. He seemed to be licking up all the stars in the sky with his tongue and eating the entire universe with his long, sharp teeth. Seeing this gigantic demon, everyone, in great fear, ran here and there in all directions.
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