1. 31

    कृष्णस्य गर्भजगतोऽतिभरावसन्नं पार्ष्णिप्रहारपरिरुग्णफणातपत्रम् । दृष्ट्वाहिमाद्यमुपसेदुरमुष्य पत्न्य आर्ताः श्लथद्वसनभूषणकेशबन्धाः ।। १०-१६-३१ ।।

    When Kāliya’s wives saw how the serpent had become so fatigued from the excessive weight of Lord Kṛṣṇa, who carries the entire universe in His abdomen, and how Kāliya’s umbrellalike hoods had been shattered by the striking of Kṛṣṇa’s heels, they felt great distress. With their clothing, ornaments and hair scattered in disarray, they then approached the eternal Personality of Godhead. ।। 10-16-31 ।।

  2. 32

    तास्तं सुविग्नमनसोऽथ पुरस्कृतार्भाः कायं निधाय भुवि भूतपतिं प्रणेमुः । साध्व्यः कृताञ्जलिपुटाः शमलस्य भर्तुर्मोक्षेप्सवः शरणदं शरणं प्रपन्नाः ।। १०-१६-३२ ।।

    Their minds very much disturbed, those saintly ladies placed their children before them and then bowed down to the Lord of all creatures, laying their bodies flat upon the ground. They desired the liberation of their sinful husband and the shelter of the Supreme Lord, the giver of ultimate shelter, and thus they folded their hands in supplication and approached Him. ।। 10-16-32 ।।

  3. 33

    नागपत्न्य ऊचुः न्याय्यो हि दण्डः कृतकिल्बिषेऽस्मिंस्तवावतारः खलनिग्रहाय । रिपोः सुतानामपि तुल्यदृष्टेर्धत्से दमं फलमेवानुशंसन् ।। १०-१६-३३ ।।

    The wives of the Kāliya serpent said: The punishment this offender has been subjected to is certainly just. After all, You have incarnated within this world to curb down envious and cruel persons. You are so impartial that You look equally upon Your enemies and Your own sons, for when You impose a punishment on a living being You know it to be for his ultimate benefit. ।। 10-16-33 ।।

  4. 34

    अनुग्रहोऽयं भवतः कृतो हि नो दण्डोऽसतां ते खलु कल्मषापहः । यद्दन्दशूकत्वममुष्य देहिनः क्रोधोऽपि तेऽनुग्रह एव सम्मतः ।। १०-१६-३४ ।।

    What You have done here is actually mercy for us, since the punishment You give to the wicked certainly drives away all their contamination. Indeed, because this conditioned soul, our husband, is so sinful that he has assumed the body of a serpent, Your anger toward him is obviously to be understood as Your mercy. ।। 10-16-34 ।।

  5. 35

    तपः सुतप्तं किमनेन पूर्वं निरस्तमानेन च मानदेन । धर्मोऽथ वा सर्वजनानुकम्पया यतो भवांस्तुष्यति सर्वजीवः ।। १०-१६-३५ ।।

    Did our husband carefully perform austerities in a previous life, with his mind free of pride and full of respect for others? Is that why You are pleased with him? Or did he in some previous existence carefully execute religious duties with compassion for all living beings, and is that why You, the life of all living beings, are now satisfied with him? ।। 10-16-35 ।।