aṅga-prasūtāḥ śataśo ’sṛg-āpagāḥ
manasvināṁ harṣa-karīḥ parasparam
vinighnatārīn muṣalena durmadān
kṣayaṁ praṇītaṁ vasudeva-putrayor
vikrīḍitaṁ taj jagad-īśayoḥ param
Chariot wheels looked like terrifying whirlpools, and precious gems and ornaments resembled stones and gravel in the rushing red rivers, which aroused fear in the timid, joy in the wise. With the blows of His plow weapon the immeasurably powerful Lord Balarāma destroyed Magadhendra’s military force. And though this force was as unfathomable and fearsome as an impassable ocean, for the two sons of Vasudeva, the Lords of the universe, the battle was hardly more than play.