Please note: The synonyms, translation and purport of this verse were composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
- sūta uvāca
- evaṁ stutaḥ sa bhagavān
- ādi-devaḥ satāṁ gatiḥ
- parituṣṭaḥ prasannātmā
- prahasaṁs tam abhāṣata
sūtaḥ uvāca—Sūta Gosvāmī said; evam—in these words; stutaḥ—praised; saḥ—he; bhagavān—the powerful Lord Śiva; ādi-devaḥ—the foremost of demigods; satām—of the saintly devotees; gatiḥ—the shelter; parituṣṭaḥ—perfectly satisfied; prasanna-ātmā—happy in his mind; prahasan—smiling; tam—to Mārkaṇḍeya; abhāṣata—spoke.
Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
Sūta Gosvāmī said: Lord Śiva, the foremost demigod and the shelter of the saintly devotees, was satisfied by Mārkaṇḍeya's praise. Pleased, he smiled and addressed the sage.