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    मैत्रेय उवाच निशम्यात्मभुवा गीतं कारणं शङ्कयोज्झिताः । ततः सर्वे न्यवर्तन्त त्रिदिवाय दिवौकसः ।। ३-१७-१ ।।

    Śrī Maitreya said: The demigods, the inhabitants of the higher planets, were freed from all fear upon hearing the cause of the darkness explained by Brahmā, who was born from Viṣṇu. Thus they all returned to their respective planets. ।। 3-17-1 ।।

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    दितिस्तु भर्तुरादेशादपत्यपरिशङ्किनी । पूर्णे वर्षशते साध्वी पुत्रौ प्रसुषुवे यमौ ।। ३-१७-२ ।।

    The virtuous lady Diti had been very apprehensive of trouble to the gods from the children in her womb, and her husband predicted the same. She brought forth twin sons after a full one hundred years of pregnancy. ।। 3-17-2 ।।

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    उत्पाता बहवस्तत्र निपेतुर्जायमानयोः । दिवि भुव्यन्तरिक्षे च लोकस्योरुभयावहाः ।। ३-१७-३ ।।

    On the birth of the two demons there were many natural disturbances, all very fearful and wonderful, in the heavenly planets, the earthly planets and in between them. ।। 3-17-3 ।।

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    सहाचला भुवश्चेलुर्दिशः सर्वाः प्रजज्वलुः । सोल्काश्चाशनयः पेतुः केतवश्चार्तिहेतवः ।। ३-१७-४ ।।

    There were earthquakes along the mountains on the earth, and it appeared that there was fire everywhere. Many inauspicious planets like Saturn appeared, along with comets, meteors and thunderbolts. ।। 3-17-4 ।।

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    ववौ वायुः सुदुःस्पर्शः फूत्कारानीरयन् मुहुः । उन्मूलयन्नगपतीन् वात्यानीको रजोध्वजः ।। ३-१७-५ ।।

    There blew winds which were most uninviting to the touch, hissing again and again and uprooting gigantic trees. They had storms for their armies and clouds of dust for their ensigns. ।। 3-17-5 ।।