Please note: The synonyms, translation and purport of this verse were composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
- sūta uvāca
- atharva-vit sumantuś ca
- śiṣyam adhyāpayat svakām
- saṁhitāṁ so 'pi pathyāya
- vedadarśāya coktavān
sūtaḥ uvāca—Sūta Gosvāmī said; atharva-vit—the expert knower of the Atharva Veda; sumantuḥ—Sumantu; ca—and; śiṣyam—to his disciple; adhyāpayat—instructed; svakām—his own; saṁhitām—collection; saḥ—he, the disciple of Sumantu; api—also; pathyāya—to Pathya; vedadarśāya—to Vedadarśa; ca—and; uktavān—spoke.
Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
Sūta Gosvāmī said: Sumantu Ṛṣi, the authority on the Atharva Veda, taught his saṁhitā to his disciple Kabandha, who in turn spoke it to Pathya and Vedadarśa.
As confirmed in the Viṣṇu Purāṇa:
- atharva-vedaṁ sa muniḥ
- sumantur amita-dyutiḥ
- śiṣyam adhyāpayām āsa
- kabandhaṁ so 'pi ca dvidhā
- kṛtvā tu vedadarśāya
- tathā pathyāya dattavān
"That sage Sumantu, whose brilliance was immeasurable, taught the Atharva Veda to his disciple Kabandha. Kabandha in turn divided it into two parts and passed them down to Vedadarśa and Pathya."