1. 41

    बलिर्महेन्द्रं दशभिस्त्रिभिरैरावतं शरैः । चतुर्भिश्चतुरो वाहानेकेनारोहमार्च्छयत् ।। ८-१०-४१ ।।

    Mahārāja Bali then attacked Indra with ten arrows and attacked Airāvata, Indra’s carrier elephant, with three arrows. With four arrows he attacked the four horsemen guarding Airāvata’s legs, and with one arrow he attacked the driver of the elephant. ।। 8-10-41 ।।

  2. 42

    स तानापततः शक्रस्तावद्भिः शीघ्रविक्रमः । चिच्छेद निशितैर्भल्लैरसम्प्राप्तान् हसन्निव ।। ८-१०-४२ ।।

    Before Bali Mahārāja’s arrows could reach him, Indra, King of heaven, who is expert in dealing with arrows, smiled and counteracted the arrows with arrows of another type, known as bhalla, which were extremely sharp. ।। 8-10-42 ।।

  3. 43

    तस्य कर्मोत्तमं वीक्ष्य दुर्मर्षः शक्तिमाददे । तां ज्वलन्तीं महोल्काभां हस्तस्थामच्छिनद्धरिः ।। ८-१०-४३ ।।

    When Bali Mahārāja saw the expert military activities of Indra, he could not restrain his anger. Thus he took up another weapon, known as śakti, which blazed like a great firebrand. But Indra cut that weapon to pieces while it was still in Bali’s hand. ।। 8-10-43 ।।

  4. 44

    ततः शूलं ततः प्रासं ततस्तोमरमृष्टयः । यद्यच्छस्त्रं समादद्यात्सर्वं तदच्छिनद्विभुः ।। ८-१०-४४ ।।

    Thereafter, one by one, Bali Mahārāja used a lance, prāsa, tomara, ṛṣṭis and other weapons, but whatever weapons he took up, Indra immediately cut them to pieces. ।। 8-10-44 ।।

  5. 45

    ससर्जाथासुरीं मायामन्तर्धानगतोऽसुरः । ततः प्रादुरभूच्छैलः सुरानीकोपरि प्रभो ।। ८-१०-४५ ।।

    My dear King, Bali Mahārāja then disappeared and resorted to demoniac illusions. A giant mountain, generated from illusion, then appeared above the heads of the demigod soldiers. ।। 8-10-45 ।।