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    श्रीशुक उवाच पीते गरे वृषाङ्केण प्रीतास्तेऽमरदानवाः । ममन्थुस्तरसा सिन्धुं हविर्धानी ततोऽभवत् ।‌। ८-८-१ ।।

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: Upon Lord Śiva’s drinking the poison, both the demigods and the demons, being very pleased, began to churn the ocean with renewed vigor. As a result of this, there appeared a cow known as surabhi. ।‌। 8-8-1 ।।

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    तामग्निहोत्रीमृषयो जगृहुर्ब्रह्मवादिनः । यज्ञस्य देवयानस्य मेध्याय हविषे नृप ।‌। ८-८-२ ।।

    O King Parīkṣit, great sages who were completely aware of the Vedic ritualistic ceremonies took charge of that surabhi cow, which produced all the yogurt, milk and ghee absolutely necessary for offering oblations into the fire. They did this just for the sake of pure ghee, which they wanted for the performance of sacrifices to elevate themselves to the higher planetary systems, up to Brahmaloka. ।‌। 8-8-2 ।।

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    तत उच्चैःश्रवा नाम हयोऽभूच्चन्द्रपाण्डुरः । तस्मिन् बलिः स्पृहां चक्रे नेन्द्र ईश्वरशिक्षया ।‌। ८-८-३ ।।

    Thereafter, a horse named Uccaiḥśravā, which was as white as the moon, was generated. Bali Mahārāja desired to possess this horse, and Indra, the King of heaven, did not protest, for he had previously been so advised by the Supreme Personality of Godhead. ।‌। 8-8-3 ।।

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    तत ऐरावतो नाम वारणेन्द्रो विनिर्गतः । दन्तैश्चतुर्भिः श्वेताद्रेर्हरन् भगवतो महिम् ।‌। ८-८-४ ।।

    As the next result of the churning, the king of elephants, named Airāvata, was generated. This elephant was white, and with its four tusks it defied the glories of Kailāsa Mountain, the glorious abode of Lord Śiva. ।‌। 8-8-4 ।।

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    (ऐरावणादयस्त्वष्टौ दिग्गजा अभवंस्ततः । अभ्रप्रभृतयोऽष्टौ च करिण्यस्त्वभवन् नृप ॥) कौस्तुभाख्यमभूद्रत्नं पद्मरागो महोदधेः । तस्मिन् हरिः स्पृहां चक्रे वक्षोऽलङ्करणे मणौ ।‌। ८-८-५ ।।

    Thereafter, O King, eight great elephants, which could go in any direction, were generated. They were headed by Airāvaṇa. Eight she-elephants, headed by Abhramu, were also generated. Generated thereafter from the great ocean were the celebrated gems Kaustubha-maṇi and Padmarāga-maṇi. Lord Viṣṇu, to decorate His chest, desired to possess them. ।‌। 8-8-5 ।।