Please note: The synonyms, translation and purport of this verse were composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
- sudakṣiṇas tasya sutaḥ
- kṛtvā saṁsthā-vidhiṁ pateḥ
- nihatya pitṛ-hantāraṁ
- yāsyāmy apacitiṁ pituḥ
- ity ātmanābhisandhāya
- sopādhyāyo maheśvaram
- su-dakṣiṇo 'rcayām āsa
- parameṇa samādhinā
sudakṣiṇaḥ—named Sudakṣiṇa; tasya—his (Kāśirāja's); sutaḥ—son; kṛtvā—executing; saṁsthā-vidhim—the funeral rituals; pateḥ—of his father; nihatya—by killing; pitṛ—of my father; hantāram—the killer; yāsyāmi—I will achieve; apacitim—revenge; pituḥ—for my father; iti—thus; ātmanā—with his intelligence; abhisandhāya—deciding; sa—with; upādhyāyaḥ—priests; mahā-īśvaram—the great Lord Śiva; su-dakṣiṇaḥ—being very charitable; arcayām āsa—he worshiped; parameṇa—with great; samādhinā—attention.
Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
After the King's son Sudakṣiṇa had performed the obligatory funeral rituals for his father, he resolved within his mind: "Only by killing my father's murderer can I avenge his death." Thus the charitable Sudakṣiṇa, together with his priests, began worshiping Lord Maheśvara with great attention.
Śrīla Prabhupāda writes, "The lord of the kingdom of Kāśī is Viśvanātha (Lord Śiva). The temple of Lord Viśvanātha is still existing in Vārāṇasī, and many thousands of pilgrims still gather daily in that temple."