चिन्तयामास कालज्ञो विष्णुर्मायाविनां वर: ॥ ८ ॥
cintayām āsa kāla-jño
viṣṇur māyāvināṁ varaḥ
tam — him (Hiraṇyakaśipu); āyāntam — coming forward; samālokya — observing minutely; śūla-pāṇim — with a trident in his hand; kṛtānta-vat — just like death personified; cintayām āsa — thought; kāla-jñaḥ — who knows the progress of time; viṣṇuḥ — Lord Viṣṇu; māyāvinām — of all kinds of mystics; varaḥ — the chief.
Seeing Hiraṇyakaśipu coming forward bearing a trident in his hand like personified death, Lord Viṣṇu, the best of all mystics and the knower of the progress of time, thought as follows.