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Please note: The synonyms, translation and purport of this verse were composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
- te vai bhagavato rūpe
- nara-nārāyaṇāv ṛṣī
- nanāmāṅgena daṇḍa-vat
te—They; vai—indeed; bhagavataḥ—of the Personality of Godhead; rūpe—the personal manifestations; nara-nārāyaṇau—Nara and Nārāyaṇa; ṛṣī—the two sages; dṛṣṭvā—seeing; utthāya—standing up; ādareṇa—with respect; uccaiḥ—great; nanāma—bowed down; aṅgena—with his entire body; daṇḍa-vat—just like a stick.
Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
These two sages, Nara and Nārāyaṇa, were the direct personal forms of the Supreme Lord. When Mārkaṇḍeya Ṛṣi saw Them, he immediately stood up and then with great respect offered Them obeisances by falling down flat on the ground like a stick.