हरिस्तान्यच्छिनत्तीक्ष्णै: शरैरेकैकशस्त्रिभि: ॥ १७ ॥
उह्यमान: सुपर्णेन पक्षाभ्यां निघ्नता गजान् ।
गुरुत्मता हन्यमानास्तुण्डपक्षनखेर्गजा: ॥ १८ ॥
पुरमेवाविशन्नार्ता नरको युध्ययुध्यत ॥ १९ ॥
haris tāny acchinat tīkṣṇaiḥ
śarair ekaikaśas trībhiḥ
pakṣābhyāṁ nighnatā gajān
puram evāviśann ārtā
narako yudhy ayudhyata
yāni — those which; yodhaiḥ — by the warriors; prayuktāni — used; śastra — cutting weapons; astrāṇi — and missile weapons; kuru-udvaha — O hero of the Kurus (King Parīkṣit); hariḥ — Lord Kṛṣṇa; tāni — them; acchinat — cut to pieces; tīkṣṇaiḥ — sharp; śaraiḥ — with arrows; ekaśaḥ — each one; tribhiḥ — with three; uhyamānaḥ — being carried; su-parṇena — by him of the great wings (Garuḍa); pakṣābhyām — with both his wings; nighnatā — who was striking; gajān — the elephants; gurutmatā — by Garuḍa; hanyamānaḥ — being beaten; tuṇḍa — with his beak; pakṣa — wings; nakheḥ — and talons; gajāḥ — the elephants; puram — into the city; eva — indeed; āviśann — going back inside; ārtāḥ — distressed; narakaḥ — Naraka (Bhauma); yudhi — in the battle; ayudhyata — continued fighting.
Lord Hari then struck down all the missiles and weapons the enemy soldiers threw at Him, O hero of the Kurus, destroying each and every one with three sharp arrows. Meanwhile Garuḍa, as he carried the Lord, struck the enemy’s elephants with his wings. Beaten by Garuḍa’s wings, beak and talons, the elephants fled back into the city, leaving Narakāsura alone on the battlefield to oppose Kṛṣṇa.