O good-natured Brahmin

Story Play (Attakkatha): 

O good-natured Brahmin, please hear my words


Haven’t you heard of Arjuna who

brings joy to even those in heaven?


I am not Krishna, neither am I Balarama

I am not from the Vrishni clan either

I am Jishnu with the divine weapons, the son of Indra,

mighty, victorious, prudent and generous.


Having beaten even Lord Siva in war,

is there a need to fear the God of death

anywhere near my house of arrows?

Can Indra the king of heavens steal your baby?


If I am unable to protect your next son

and deliver him safely to you

I will jump into fire without any hesitation

and burn myself to death I swear.