"The Battle Between Lord Boar and the Demon Hiranyâksha "






Skandham-3.1


 

Chapter-18.

 

Slokam- 1 to 28. 

The Battle Between Lord Boar and the Demon Hiranyâksha :

 

 

(1) Maitreya continued: 'Having heard the proud words of the Lord of the seas, did the vainglorious one take little heed of them. From Nârada having learned about the whereabouts of the Lord, o dear Vidura, he hurried to find himselves at the place of punishment. (2) There he saw how the Victorious One, bearing the earth high on the tips of his tusks, was robbing him of his light with His radiant reddish eyes. He laughed out: 'O beast of the wilderness!', (3) and told the Lord: 'Come and fight, o fool, leave the earth to us, inhabitants of the lower worlds; the creator of the universe entrusted us this earth - my seeing You here will not be to Your wellbeing, o summit of divinity that took the form of a boar. (4) It is You that deceptively maintained Himself for finishing us by means of our enemies, killing the worldly ones, while remaining out of view Yourself; of Your bewildering power there will be little left after I killed You, o fool, and have wiped out the grief of my kinsmen! (5) When You are killed by my mace smashing Your skull, all those sages and godly ones who where presenting their offerings to You, will be released and automatically cease to exist without that root.'

 

 

 

(6) When He, being pained by the assailing abuse of words of the enemy, saw that the earth He was bearing on his tusks end was frightened, did He come out of the water like an elephant in the company of his female under the attack of a crocodile. (7) Meanwhile did He, with his golden hair, chase Him, coming out of the water, like the crocodile would do with the elephant and with his fearfull teeth roaring like thunder he said: 'What a shame indeed to be so scandalous in fleeing for the truth'. (8) With the enemy looking on He placed the earth within His sight on the water investing her with the power of His own existence, as He was the One who was praised by the Creator of the universe and pleased with flowers by the ones in charge. (9) Following Him closely behind with his wealth of golden ornaments, his huge mace and his beautiful golden armor, did Hiranyâksha constantly pierce the core of His heart with terribly angry abuses. But He addressed him laughing. (10) The Supreme Lord said: 'We are indeed creatures from the jungle, as I am searching to kill dogs just like You, o mischievous one. Heroes who are free from the bondage of death take no notice of the loose talk of one who is bound. (11) We both are shameless thieves of what was entrusted to the inhabitants of the lower world. Roaming shamelessly with the mace, we nevertheless will somehow have to stay on the battlefield - where else can we go having raised enmity with such a powerful enemy? (12) Being the commander of the leaders of footsoldiers one has to take steps to defeat promptly, without further consideration - and having killed, are us the tears wiped away of kith and kin. He who does not fulfill his words of promise deserves no place in an assembly'.'

 

 

 

(13) Maitreya said: 'The attacker, thus being insulted and ridiculed by the Supreme One of Devotion got seriously agitated and very angry like a challenged cobra. (14) Hissing of anger and with his senses infuriated of wrath the Daithya quickly attacked and threw his mace at the Lord. (15) The Lord however evaded the blow of the thrown mace stepping aside, eluding death like an accomplished yogî. (16) Again, having picked up his mace, he, repeatedly brandishing it about and biting his lip in the rage of his anger, rushed towards the Lord. (17) But then did the Lord with His mace struck the enemy on his right side, o gentle one [Vidura], and did He as an expert with this weapon thus with His mace save Himself. (18) In this manner were Hiranyâksha and the Lord, both surely desiring the victory, furiously striking each other with their huge maces. (19) The two combatants with their bodies injured by the pointed maces, smelled the oozing blood, which increased their vigour to perform diverse manouvers trying to win and it looked like an encounter of two bulls fighting about their dominion.

 

 

 

(20) O descendant of Kuru, Brahmâ, the one selfborn in the universe, desired to witness what was happening for the sake of the world and came, accompanied by the sages, for the Daithya and the Greatest Soul that is approached by sacrifice who by His potency had taken the form of a boar. (21) Upon seeing the power the Daithya had attained to and how he, devoid of fear, had formed opposition with the unopposable, did the respectable Lord Brahmâ, the leader of the thousands of sages, address the original Lord Nârâyana in His boar-form. (22-23) Brahmâ said: 'This one, o God, is to the godly ones that obtained Your feet, the brahmnis, the cows, the normal living beings and the innocent an offender and source of fear doing wrong from a boon obtained from Me; he has as a demon been searching all over the universe missing a proper adversary, wandering about as a pain to everyone. (24) Do not play with Him like a child, o God, he is full of tricks, arrogant, selfsatisfied, most wicked and like a snake once he's aroused. (25) Before he gets the chance to increase on this bad time that he realized to so formidably, please forthwith kill the sinful one, o Infallible one, by means of your own mystical potency. (26) This encroaching darkest evening is destroying the world, o Soul of souls, bring victory to the god-conscious. (27) Now this auspicious moment called abhijit [the eight muhurta, about midday] has almost passed, dispose for the welfare of us, Your friends, quickly of this formidable foe. (28) Fortunately is the death of this one who came of his own accord ordained by You; show him Your power in the duel, kill him and establish the peace of the worlds.'