सुवर्णपुङ्खा: कलहंसवासस: ।
यथा वनं भीमरवा: शिखण्डिन: ॥ ३ ॥
viniḥsṛtā āviviśur dviṣad-balaṁ
yathā vanaṁ bhīma-ravāḥ śikhaṇḍinaḥ
tasya — while Dhruva; ārṣa-astram — the weapon given by Nārāyaṇa Ṛṣi; dhanuṣi — on his bow; prayuñjataḥ — fixed; suvarṇa-puṅkhāḥ — (arrows) with golden shafts; kalahaṁsa-vāsasaḥ — with feathers like the wings of a swan; viniḥsṛtāḥ — sprang out; āviviśuḥ — entered; dviṣat-balam — the soldiers of the enemy; yathā — just as; vanam — into a forest; bhīma-ravāḥ — making a tumultuous sound; śikhaṇḍinaḥ — peacocks.
Even as Dhruva Mahārāja fixed the weapon made by Nārāyaṇa Ṛṣi onto his bow, arrows with golden shafts and feathers like the wings of a swan flew out from it. They entered the enemy soldiers with a great hissing sound, just as peacocks enter a forest with tumultuous crowing.