1. 6

    गजेन्द्रो भगवत्स्पर्शाद्विमुक्तोऽज्ञानबन्धनात् । प्राप्तो भगवतो रूपं पीतवासाश्चतुर्भुजः ।। ८-४-६ ।।

    Because Gajendra, King of the elephants, had been touched directly by the hands of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, he was immediately freed of all material ignorance and bondage. Thus he received the salvation of sārūpya-mukti, in which he achieved the same bodily features as the Lord, being dressed in yellow garments and possessing four hands. ।। 8-4-6 ।।

  2. 7

    स वै पूर्वमभूद्राजा पाण्ड्यो द्रविडसत्तमः । इन्द्रद्युम्न इति ख्यातो विष्णुव्रतपरायणः ।। ८-४-७ ।।

    This Gajendra had formerly been a Vaiṣṇava and the king of the country known as Pāṇḍya, which is in the province of Draviḍa [South India]. In his previous life, he was known as Indradyumna Mahārāja. ।। 8-4-7 ।।

  3. 8

    स एकदाऽऽराधनकाल आत्मवान् गृहीतमौनव्रत ईश्वरं हरिम् । जटाधरस्तापस आप्लुतोऽच्युतं समर्चयामास कुलाचलाश्रमः ।। ८-४-८ ।।

    Indradyumna Mahārāja retired from family life and went to the Malaya Hills, where he had a small cottage for his āśrama. He wore matted locks on his head and always engaged in austerities. Once, while observing a vow of silence, he was fully engaged in the worship of the Lord and absorbed in the ecstasy of love of Godhead. ।। 8-4-8 ।।

  4. 9

    यदृच्छया तत्र महायशा मुनिः समागमच्छिष्यगणैः परिश्रितः । तं वीक्ष्य तूष्णीमकृतार्हणादिकं रहस्युपासीनमृषिश्चुकोप ह ।। ८-४-९ ।।

    While Indradyumna Mahārāja was engaged in ecstatic meditation, worshiping the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the great sage Agastya Muni arrived there, surrounded by his disciples. When the Muni saw that Mahārāja Indradyumna, who was sitting in a secluded place, remained silent and did not follow the etiquette of offering him a reception, he was very angry. ।। 8-4-9 ।।

  5. 10

    तस्मा इमं शापमदादसाधु- रयं दुरात्माकृतबुद्धिरद्य । विप्रावमन्ता विशतां तमोऽन्धं यथा गजः स्तब्धमतिः स एव ।। ८-४-१० ।।

    Agastya Muni then spoke this curse against the King: This King Indradyumna is not at all gentle. Being low and uneducated, he has insulted a brāhmaṇa. May he therefore enter the region of darkness and receive the dull, dumb body of an elephant. ।। 8-4-10 ।।