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    मैत्रेय उवाच भवो भवान्या निधनं प्रजापतेरसत्कृताया अवगम्य नारदात् । स्वपार्षदसैन्यं च तदध्वरर्भुभिर्विद्रावितं क्रोधमपारमादधे ।। ४-५-१ ।।

    Maitreya said: When Lord Śiva heard from Nārada that Satī, his wife, was now dead because of Prajāpati Dakṣa’s insult to her and that his soldiers had been driven away by the Ṛbhu demigods, he became greatly angry. ।। 4-5-1 ।।

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    क्रुद्धः सुदष्टौष्ठपुटः स धूर्जटिर्जटां तडिद्वह्निसटोग्ररोचिषम् । उत्कृत्य रुद्रः सहसोत्थितो हसन् गम्भीरनादो विससर्ज तां भुवि ।। ४-५-२ ।।

    Thus Lord Śiva, being extremely angry, pressed his lips with his teeth and immediately snatched from his head a strand of hair which blazed like electricity or fire. He stood up at once, laughing like a madman, and dashed the hair to the ground. ।। 4-5-2 ।।

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    ततोऽतिकायस्तनुवा स्पृशन् दिवं सहस्रबाहुर्घनरुक् त्रिसूर्यदृक् । करालदंष्ट्रो ज्वलदग्निमूर्धजः कपालमाली विविधोद्यतायुधः ।। ४-५-३ ।।

    A fearful black demon as high as the sky and as bright as three suns combined was thereby created, his teeth very fearful and the hairs on his head like burning fire. He had thousands of arms, equipped with various weapons, and he was garlanded with the heads of men. ।। 4-5-3 ।।

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    तं किं करोमीति गृणन्तमाह बद्धाञ्जलिं भगवान् भूतनाथः । दक्षं सयज्ञं जहि मद्भटानां त्वमग्रणी रुद्रभटांशको मे ।। ४-५-४ ।।

    When that gigantic demon asked with folded hands, “What shall I do, my lord?” Lord Śiva, who is known as Bhūtanātha, directly ordered, “Because you are born from my body, you are the chief of all my associates. Therefore, kill Dakṣa and his soldiers at the sacrifice.” ।। 4-5-4 ।।

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    आज्ञप्त एवं कुपितेन मन्युना स देवदेवं परिचक्रमे विभुम् । मेने तदात्मानमसङ्गरंहसा महीयसां तात सहः सहिष्णुम् ।। ४-५-५ ।।

    Maitreya continued: My dear Vidura, that black person was the personified anger of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, and he was prepared to execute the orders of Lord Śiva. Thus, considering himself capable of coping with any power offered against him, he circumambulated Lord Śiva. ।। 4-5-5 ।।