Please note: The synonyms, translation and purport of this verse were composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
- niḥsṛtaṁ te mukhāmbhojād
- yad āha bhagavān ajaḥ
- putrebhyo bhṛgu-mukhyebhyo
- devyai ca bhagavān bhavaḥ
- etad vai sarva-varṇānām
- āśramāṇāṁ ca sammatam
- śreyasām uttamaṁ manye
- strī-śūdrāṇāṁ ca māna-da
niḥsṛtam—emanated; te—Your; mukha-ambhojāt—from the lotus mouth; yat—which; āha—spoke; bhagavān—the great lord; ajaḥ—self-born Brahmā; putrebhyaḥ—to his sons; bhṛgu-mukhyebhyaḥ—headed by Bhṛgu; devyai—to the goddess Pārvatī; ca—and; bhagavān bhavaḥ—Lord Śiva; etat—this (process of Deity worship); vai—indeed; sarva-varṇānām—by all the occupational classes of society; āśramāṇām—and spiritual orders; ca—also; sammatam—approved; śreyasām—of different kinds of benefit in life; uttamam—the topmost; manye—I think; strī—for women; śūdrāṇām—and low-class workers; ca—also; māna-da—O magnanimous Lord.
Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
O most magnanimous Lord, the instructions on this process of Deity worship first emanated from Your lotus mouth. Then they were spoken by the great Lord Brahmā to his sons, headed by Bhṛgu, and by Lord Śiva to his wife, Pārvatī. This process is accepted by and appropriate for all the occupational and spiritual orders of society. Therefore I consider worship of You in Your Deity form to be the most beneficial of all spiritual practices, even for women and śūdras.