Please note: The synonyms, translation and purport of this verse were composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
- sūta uvāca
- ity uktaḥ sa tathety āha
- maharṣer mānayan vacaḥ
- sarpa-satrād uparataḥ
- pūjayām āsa vāk-patim
sūtaḥ uvāca—Sūta Gosvāmī said; iti—thus; uktaḥ—addressed; saḥ—he (Janamejaya); tathā iti—so be it; āha—he said; mahā-ṛṣeḥ—of the great sage; mānayan—honoring; vacaḥ—the words; sarpa-satrāt—from the snake sacrifice; uparataḥ—ceasing; pūjayām āsa—he worshiped; vāk-patim—Bṛhaspati, the master of eloquence.
Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
Sūta Gosvāmī continued: Advised in this manner, Mahārāja Janamejaya replied, "So be it." Honoring the words of the great sage, he desisted from performing the snake sacrifice and worshiped Bṛhaspati, the most eloquent of sages.