1. 31

    अन्यानि चेत्थं भूतानि स्वप्नजागरितानि च । पश्यन् मरणसन्त्रस्तो निद्रां लेभे न चिन्तया ।। १०-४२-३१ ।।

    Seeing these and other such omens both while dreaming and while awake, Kaṁsa was terrified by the prospect of death, and out of anxiety he could not sleep. ।। 10-42-31 ।।

  2. 32

    व्युष्टायां निशि कौरव्य सूर्ये चाद्भ्यः समुत्थिते । कारयामास वै कंसो मल्लक्रीडामहोत्सवम् ।। १०-४२-३२ ।।

    When the night had finally passed and the sun rose up again from the water, Kaṁsa set about arranging for the grand wrestling festival. ।। 10-42-32 ।।

  3. 33

    आनर्चुः पुरुषा रङ्गं तूर्यभेर्यश्च जघ्निरे । मञ्चाश्चालङ्कृताः स्रग्भिः पताकाचैलतोरणैः ।। १०-४२-३३ ।।

    The King’s men performed the ritual worship of the wrestling arena, sounded their drums and other instruments and decorated the viewing galleries with garlands, flags, ribbons and arches. ।। 10-42-33 ।।

  4. 34

    तेषु पौरा जानपदा ब्रह्मक्षत्रपुरोगमाः । यथोपजोषं विविशू राजानश्च कृतासनाः ।। १०-४२-३४ ।।

    The city-dwellers and residents of the outlying districts, led by brāhmaṇas and kṣatriyas, came and sat down comfortably in the galleries. The royal guests received special seats. ।। 10-42-34 ।।

  5. 35

    कंसः परिवृतोऽमात्यै राजमञ्च उपाविशत् । मण्डलेश्वरमध्यस्थो हृदयेन विदूयता ।। १०-४२-३५ ।।

    Surrounded by his ministers, Kaṁsa took his seat on the imperial dais. But even as he sat amidst his various provincial rulers, his heart trembled. ।। 10-42-35 ।।