SB 9.8.11


sva-śarīrāgninā tāvan
bhasmasād abhavan kṣaṇāt


svaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigsva

by himself; by your own; his; his own; in his own; of one's own; of their own; one's own; own; personal, internal; personal, own; with his wealth.
-śarīraplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigśarīra

and body; bodily; body; of the body (gross and subtle); of the body; the bodily; the body; the whole body.
-agnināplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigagninā

by the fire; by the fire-god; simply by generating the fire of sacrifice.
—by the fire emanating from their own bodies; tāvatplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigtāvat

as long as (I am engaged in the matter of killing Viṣṇu); as long as; as long as you are not in the post of Lord Indra; as soon as; at once; at that time; entirely; for so long; for that duration of time; for that long; for the time being; immediately; in that way; in the meantime; similarly; since being cursed; so long; so many; so much; so much also; that long; that much; that time; then; to that extent; until that; until that time; until then; up to such; up to that time; very quickly.
—immediately; mahendraplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigmahendra

by the tricks of Indra, the King of heaven; known as Mahendra.
—by the tricks of Indra, the King of heaven; hṛtaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bighrta

attracted; captivated; defeated; distorted; lost; lost in ecstasy; taken away.
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by the heart; consciousness; either by the mind; his heart; in the heart; of consciousness; of such wisdom; the core of whose heart; the cores of whose hearts; the hearts; their hearts; their minds; their thoughts; those whose minds; whose consciousness; whose hearts.
—their consciousness having been taken away; mahatplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigmahat

a great; a great personality; a Vaiṣṇava; all-perfect; astounding; by great personalities; exalted; glorious; great; great soul; insurmountable; into a gigantic body; most exalted; of an exalted personality; of great devotees; of great saintly persons; of great souls; of the great devotees; severely; supreme; the best; the great; the greatest; the total material energy; the total material existence; thick; to a great personality; to great personalities; very big; very great; very great, exalted; very, very great.
—a great personality; vyatikramaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigvyatikrama

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being killed; being spoiled; curbed; destroyed; has been killed; killed; slain; struck; was killed; wounded by.
—defeated by the fault of insulting; bhasmasātplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigbhasmasāt

burnt to ashes; into ashes; to ashes; turned to ashes; turns into ashes.
—turned to ashes; abhavanplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigabhavan

all of them became; also generated; appear; appeared; became; became manifest; came to be; generated; happened; there were; they became; thus became; took the front portion of Vāsuki; were; were begotten; were born; were generated; were produced; were there.
—became; kṣaṇātplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigkṣaṇāt

at once; immediately.


By the influence of Indra, the King of heaven, the sons of Sagara had lost their intelligence and disrespected a great personality. Consequently, fire emanated from their own bodies, and they were immediately burned to ashes. 


The material body is a combination of earth, water, fire, air and ether. There is already fire within the body, and our practical experience is that the heat of this fire sometimes increases and sometimes decreases. The fire within the bodies of the sons of Sagara Mahārāja became so much hotter that all of them burned to ashes. The fire’s increased heat was due to their misbehavior toward a great personality. Such misbehavior is called mahad-vyatikrama. They were killed by the fire of their own bodies because of insulting a great personality.