1. 21

    मृदङ्गशङ्खानकदुन्दुभिस्वनैः सतालवीणामुरजर्ष्टिवेणुभिः । नृत्यैः सवाद्यैरुपदेवगीतकैर्मनोरमां स्वप्रभया जितप्रभाम् ।। ८-१५-२१ ।।

    The city was filled with the sounds of mṛdaṅgas, conchshells, kettledrums, flutes and well-tuned stringed instruments all playing in concert. There was constant dancing and the Gandharvas sang. The combined beauty of Indrapurī defeated beauty personified. ।। 8-15-21 ।।

  2. 22

    यां न व्रजन्त्यधर्मिष्ठाः खला भूतद्रुहः शठाः । मानिनः कामिनो लुब्धा एभिर्हीना व्रजन्ति यत् ।। ८-१५-२२ ।।

    No one who was sinful, envious, violent toward other living entities, cunning, falsely proud, lusty or greedy could enter that city. The people who lived there were all devoid of these faults. ।। 8-15-22 ।।

  3. 23

    तां देवधानीं स वरूथिनीपतिर्बहिः समन्ताद्रुरुधे पृतन्यया । आचार्यदत्तं जलजं महास्वनं दध्मौ प्रयुञ्जन् भयमिन्द्रयोषिताम् ।। ८-१५-२३ ।।

    Bali Mahārāja, who was the commander of numberless soldiers, gathered his soldiers outside this abode of Indra and attacked it from all directions. He sounded the conchshell given him by his spiritual master, Śukrācārya, thus creating a fearful situation for the women protected by Indra. ।। 8-15-23 ।।

  4. 24

    मघवांस्तमभिप्रेत्य बलेः परममुद्यमम् । सर्वदेवगणोपेतो गुरुमेतदुवाच ह ।। ८-१५-२४ ।।

    Seeing Bali Mahārāja’s indefatigable endeavor and understanding his motive, King Indra, along with the other demigods, approached his spiritual master, Bṛhaspati, and spoke as follows. ।। 8-15-24 ।।

  5. 25

    भगवन्नुद्यमो भूयान् बलेर्नः पूर्ववैरिणः । अविषह्यमिमं मन्ये केनासीत्तेजसोर्जितः ।। ८-१५-२५ ।।

    My lord, our old enemy Bali Mahārāja now has new enthusiasm, and he has obtained such astonishing power that we think that perhaps we cannot resist his prowess. ।। 8-15-25 ।।