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ŚB 6.18.45


श्रीकश्यप उवाच
पुत्रस्ते भविता भद्रे इन्द्रहादेवबान्धव: ।
संवत्सरं व्रतमिदं यद्यञ्जो धारयिष्यसि ॥ ४५ ॥


śrī-kaśyapa uvāca
putras te bhavitā bhadre
saṁvatsaraṁ vratam idaṁ
yady añjo dhārayiṣyasi


śrī-kaśyapaḥ uvāca — Kaśyapa Muni said; putraḥ — son; te — your; bhavitā — will be; bhadre — O gentle woman; indra- — killer of Indra, or follower of Indra; adeva-bāndhavaḥ — friend of the demons (or deva-bāndhavaḥ – friend of the demigods); saṁvatsaram — for a year; vratam — vow; idam — this; yadi — if; añjaḥ — properly; dhārayiṣyasi — you will execute.


Kaśyapa Muni said: My dear gentle wife, if you follow my instructions regarding this vow for at least one year, you will surely get a son who will be able to kill Indra. However, if you deviate from this vow of following the Vaiṣṇava principles, you will get a son who will be favorable to Indra.


The word indra-hā refers to an asura who is always eager to kill Indra. An enemy of Indra is naturally a friend to the asuras, but the word indra-hā also refers to one who follows Indra or who is obedient to him. When one becomes a devotee of Indra, he is certainly a friend to the demigods. Thus the words indra-hādeva-bāndhavaḥ are equivocal, for they say, “Your son will kill Indra, but he will be very friendly to the demigods.” If a person actually became a friend of the demigods, he certainly would not be able to kill Indra.