रितस्तत: पुण्यजना उपद्रुता: ।
तमभ्यधावन् कुपिता उदायुधा:
सुपर्णमुन्नद्धफणा इवाहय: ॥ ४ ॥
itas tataḥ puṇya-janā upadrutāḥ
tam abhyadhāvan kupitā udāyudhāḥ
suparṇam unnaddha-phaṇā ivāhayaḥ
taiḥ — by those; tigma-dhāraiḥ — which had a sharp point; pradhane — on the battlefield; śilī-mukhaiḥ — arrows; itaḥ tataḥ — here and there; puṇya-janāḥ — the Yakṣas; upadrutāḥ — being greatly agitated; tam — towards Dhruva Mahārāja; abhyadhāvan — rushed; kupitāḥ — being angry; udāyudhāḥ — with upraised weapons; suparṇam — towards Garuḍa; unnaddha-phaṇāḥ — with upraised hoods; iva — like; ahayaḥ — serpents.
Those sharp arrows dismayed the enemy soldiers, who became almost unconscious, but various Yakṣas on the battlefield, in a rage against Dhruva Mahārāja, somehow or other collected their weapons and attacked. Just as serpents agitated by Garuḍa rush towards Garuḍa with upraised hoods, all the Yakṣa soldiers prepared to overcome Dhruva Mahārāja with their upraised weapons.