तां ज्वलन्तीं महोल्काभां हस्तस्थामच्छिनद्धरि: ॥ ४३ ॥
durmarṣaḥ śaktim ādade
tāṁ jvalantīṁ maholkābhāṁ
hasta-sthām acchinad dhariḥ
tasya — of King Indra; karma-uttamam — the very expert service in military art; vīkṣya — after observing; durmarṣaḥ — being in a very angry mood; śaktim — the śakti weapon; ādade — took up; tām — that weapon; jvalantīm — blazing fire; mahā-ulkā-ābhām — appearing like a great firebrand; hasta-sthām — while still in the hand of Bali; acchinat — cut to pieces; hariḥ — Indra.
When Bali Mahārāja saw the expert military activities of Indra, he could not restrain his anger. Thus he took up another weapon, known as śakti, which blazed like a great firebrand. But Indra cut that weapon to pieces while it was still in Bali’s hand.