प्रायुङ्क्त भूय: स गदां महात्मा ।
वीतव्यथक्षतवाहोऽवतस्थे ॥ १२ ॥
prāyuṅkta bhūyaḥ sa gadāṁ mahātmā
na — not; sanna — fatigued; vāhāya — upon him whose carrier; viṣaṇṇa-cetase — morose in the core of his heart; prāyuṅkta — used; bhūyaḥ — again; saḥ — he (Vṛtrāsura); gadām — the club; mahā-ātmā — the great soul (who refrained from striking Indra with the club when he saw Indra morose and aggrieved); indraḥ — Indra; amṛta-syandi-kara — of his hand, which produces nectar; abhimarśa — by the touch; vīta — was relieved; vyatha — from pains; kṣata — and cuts; vāhaḥ — whose carrier elephant; avatasthe — stood there.
When he saw Indra’s carrier elephant thus fatigued and injured and when he saw Indra morose because his carrier had been harmed in that way, the great soul Vṛtrāsura, following religious principles, refrained from again striking Indra with the club. Taking this opportunity, Indra touched the elephant with his nectar-producing hand, thus relieving the animal’s pain and curing its injuries. Then the elephant and Indra both stood silently.