1. 6

    दध्मौ शङ्खं बृहद्बाहुः खं दिशश्चानुनादयन् । येनोद्विग्नदृशः क्षत्तरुपदेव्योऽत्रसन् भृशम् ।। ४-१०-६ ।।

    Maitreya continued: My dear Vidura, as soon as Dhruva Mahārāja reached Alakāpurī, he immediately blew his conchshell, and the sound reverberated throughout the entire sky and in every direction. The wives of the Yakṣas became very much frightened. From their eyes it was apparent that they were full of anxiety. ।। 4-10-6 ।।

  2. 7

    ततो निष्क्रम्य बलिन उपदेवमहाभटाः । असहन्तस्तन्निनादमभिपेतुरुदायुधाः ।। ४-१०-७ ।।

    O hero Vidura, the greatly powerful heroes of the Yakṣas, unable to tolerate the resounding vibration of the conchshell of Dhruva Mahārāja, came forth from their city with weapons and attacked Dhruva. ।। 4-10-7 ।।

  3. 8

    स तानापततो वीर उग्रधन्वा महारथः । एकैकं युगपत्सर्वानहन् बाणैस्त्रिभिस्त्रिभिः ।। ४-१०-८ ।।

    Dhruva Mahārāja, who was a great charioteer and certainly a great bowman also, immediately began to kill them by simultaneously discharging arrows three at a time. ।। 4-10-8 ।।

  4. 9

    ते वै ललाटलग्नैस्तैरिषुभिः सर्व एव हि । मत्वा निरस्तमात्मानमाशंसन् कर्म तस्य तत् ।। ४-१०-९ ।।

    When the heroes of the Yakṣas saw that all their heads were being thus threatened by Dhruva Mahārāja, they could very easily understand their awkward position, and they concluded that they would certainly be defeated. But, as heroes, they lauded the action of Dhruva. ।। 4-10-9 ।।

  5. 10

    तेऽपि चामुममृष्यन्तः पादस्पर्शमिवोरगाः । शरैरविध्यन् युगपद्द्विगुणं प्रचिकीर्षवः ।। ४-१०-१० ।।

    Just like serpents, who cannot tolerate being trampled upon by anyone’s feet, the Yakṣas, being intolerant of the wonderful prowess of Dhruva Mahārāja, threw twice as many arrows — six from each of their soldiers — and thus they very valiantly exhibited their prowess. ।। 4-10-10 ।।