अथ तर्ह्यागतो गोष्ठमरिष्टो वृषभासुर: ।
महींमहाककुत्काय: कम्पयन्खुरविक्षताम् ॥ १ ॥
atha tarhy āgato goṣṭham
śrī bādarāyaṇiḥ uvāca — Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said; atha — next; tarhi — then; āgataḥ — came; goṣṭham — to the cowherd village; ariṣṭaḥ — named Ariṣṭa; vṛṣabha-asuraḥ — the bull demon; mahīm — the earth; mahā — great; kakut — having a hump; kāyaḥ — whose body; kampayan — making tremble; khura — by his hooves; vikṣatām — torn.
Śukadeva Goswāmī said: The demon Ariṣṭa then came to the cowherd village. Appearing in the form of a bull with a large hump, he made the earth tremble as he tore it apart with his hooves.
According to the Śrī Viṣṇu Purāṇa, Ariṣṭāsura entered Kṛṣṇa’s village at twilight, as the Lord prepared to dance with the gopīs:
trāsayan sa-mado goṣṭham
“Once, midway through the period of dusk, when Lord Janārdana was eager to perform the rāsa dance, Ariṣṭāsura madly entered the cowherd village, terrifying everyone.”