SB 1.3.20

अवतारे षोडशमे पश्यन्ब्रह्मद्रुहो नृपान् ।
त्रिःसप्तकृत्वः कुपितो निःक्षत्रामकरोन्महीम् ॥२०॥


avatāre ṣoḍaśame
paśyan brahma-druho nṛpān
triḥ-sapta-kṛtvaḥ kupito
niḥ-kṣatrām akaron mahīm


avatāreplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigavatare

as incarnations; descends; He descends; incarnates.
—in the incarnation of the Lord; ṣoḍaśameplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigṣoḍaśame

the sixteenth.
—the sixteenth; paśyanplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigpaśyan

always trying to see or understand; by seeing; having been experienced; looking; realizing the position; seeing; seeing definitely; seeing like that.
—seeing; brahmaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigbrahma

brahma; brāhmaṇas; mantras beginning with oṁ (such as oṁ tad viṣṇoḥ paramaṁ padaṁ sadā paśyanti sūrayaḥ); Veda; Vedas; absolute; Absolute Truth; all my brahminical qualifications; all the Vedas; all the Vedas with their different branches of knowledge; all the Vedas; all transcendental literatures; and brahma; Being; brahma; Brahmaloka; Brahman; brahminical civilization; brahminical culture; by Lord Brahmā; called by the name Brahman; from the activities of Brahman realization or austerity; Gāyatrī hymns; impersonal Brahman; impersonal Brahman realization; is the brāhmaṇas; knowledge of Brahman; Kṛṣṇa; Lord Brahmā; of a brāhmaṇa; of impersonal Brahman; of impersonal Brahman, or the Absolute Truth; of Lord Brahmā; of the brāhmaṇas; of the impersonal effulgence; spirit; spiritual; spiritual kingdom; spiritual knowledge; spiritual nature; spiritual power; Supreme; the brāhmaṇas; the Vedas; the Absolute; the Absolute Truth; the all-pervading Absolute Truth; the brahminical culture; the greatest; the Gāyatrī mantra; the impersonal Brahman (which is an emanation from Kṛṣṇa); the impersonal Brahman; the impersonal Brahman effulgence; the impersonal feature; the Parabrahman, Kṛṣṇa; the personified Vedas; the Supreme; the Supreme Absolute Truth; the Supreme Brahman; the Supreme Brahman, the Personality of Godhead; the Supreme Lord; the Supreme Personality of Godhead; the supreme spirit; the supreme truth, the Absolute Truth, Brahman; the Vedic knowledge; the Vedic literatures; the Vedic wisdom; Transcendence; transcendental; truth; unlimited; Vedic; Vedic knowledge; Vedic sound; without change; You are known as Brahman.
-druhaḥplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigdruhaḥ

give trouble; one who has killed.
—disobedient to the orders of the brāhmaṇas; nṛpānplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bignṛpān

all other kings; kings; the kingly order; to the Kings.
—the kingly order; triḥplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigtriḥ

three times (seven); three times; thrice.
-saptaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigsapta

all together seven; seven; seven systems; sevenfold.
—thrice seven times; kṛtvaḥplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigkṛtvaḥ

had done; performed; repeating.
—had done; kupitaḥplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigkupitah

angry; being angry; being engaged; being very angry; being very angry at him; being very much angry; having become angry.
—being engaged; niḥplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bignih

negation; nor; the prefix niḥ.
—negation; kṣatrāmplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigksatram

a dynasty of kṣatriyas; administrative duty; belonging to the kṣatriya group; the kṣatriyas, the ruling class; the kṣatriyas; the power of protection; the royal order.
—the administrative class; akarotplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigakarot

accepted; accepted the baby; created; decorated; did; did exhibit; did he do; did perform; enacted; executed; has performed; made; maintained; performed; undertook; will make.
—did perform; mahīmplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigmahim

the glories; the principle of matter.
—the earth. 


In the sixteenth incarnation of the Godhead, the Lord [as Bhṛgupati] annihilated the administrative class [kṣatriyas] twenty-one times, being angry with them because of their rebellion against the brāhmaṇas [the intelligent class]. 


The kṣatriyas, or the administrative class of men, are expected to rule the planet by the direction of the intelligent class of men, who give direction to the rulers in terms of the standard śāstras, or the books of revealed knowledge. The rulers carry on the administration according to that direction. Whenever there is disobedience on the part of the kṣatriyas, or the administrative class, against the orders of the learned and intelligent brāhmaṇas, the administrators are removed by force from the posts, and arrangement is made for better administration.