1. 16

    तावादिदैत्यौ सहसा व्यज्यमानात्मपौरुषौ । ववृधातेऽश्मसारेण कायेनाद्रिपती इव ।। ३-१७-१६ ।।

    These two demons who appeared in ancient times soon began to exhibit uncommon bodily features; they had steel-like frames which began to grow just like two great mountains. ।। 3-17-16 ।।

  2. 17

    दिविस्पृशौ हेमकिरीटकोटिभिः निरुद्धकाष्ठौ स्फुरदङ्गदा भुजौ । गां कम्पयन्तौ चरणैः पदे पदे कट्या सुकाञ्च्यार्कमतीत्य तस्थतुः ।। ३-१७-१७ ।।

    Their bodies became so tall that they seemed to kiss the sky with the crests of their gold crowns. They blocked the view of all directions and while walking shook the earth at every step. Their arms were adorned with brilliant bracelets, and they stood as if covering the sun with their waists, which were bound with excellent and beautiful girdles. ।। 3-17-17 ।।

  3. 18

    प्रजापतिर्नाम तयोरकार्षीद्यः प्राक् स्वदेहाद्यमयोरजायत । तं वै हिरण्यकशिपुं विदुः प्रजा यं तं हिरण्याक्षमसूत साग्रतः ।। ३-१७-१८ ।।

    Prajāpati Kaśyapa, the creator of the living entities, gave his twin sons their names; the one who was born first he named Hiraṇyākṣa, and the one who was first conceived by Diti he named Hiraṇyakaśipu. ।। 3-17-18 ।।

  4. 19

    चक्रे हिरण्यकशिपुर्दोर्भ्यां ब्रह्मवरेण च । वशे सपालान् लोकांस्त्रीनकुतोमृत्युरुद्धतः ।। ३-१७-१९ ।।

    The elder child, Hiraṇyakaśipu, was unafraid of death from anyone within the three worlds because he received a benediction from Lord Brahmā. He was proud and puffed up due to this benediction and was able to bring all three planetary systems under his control. ।। 3-17-19 ।।

  5. 20

    हिरण्याक्षोऽनुजस्तस्य प्रियः प्रीतिकृदन्वहम् । गदापाणिर्दिवं यातो युयुत्सुर्मृगयन् रणम् ।। ३-१७-२० ।।

    His younger brother, Hiraṇyākṣa, was always ready to satisfy his elder brother by his activities. Hiraṇyākṣa took a club on his shoulder and traveled all over the universe with a fighting spirit just to satisfy Hiraṇyakaśipu. ।। 3-17-20 ।।