- āyatiṁ niyatiṁ caiva
- sute merus tayor adāt
- tābhyāṁ tayor abhavatāṁ
- mṛkaṇḍaḥ prāṇa eva ca
āyatim—Āyati; niyatim—Niyati; ca eva—also; sute—daughters; meruḥ—the sage Meru; tayoḥ—unto those two; adāt—gave in marriage; tābhyām—out of them; tayoḥ—both of them; abhavatām—appeared; mṛkaṇḍaḥ—Mṛkaṇḍa; prāṇaḥ—Prāṇa; eva—certainly; ca—and.
The sage Meru had two daughters, named Āyati and Niyati, whom he gave in charity to Dhātā and Vidhātā. Āyati and Niyati gave birth to two sons, Mṛkaṇḍa and Prāṇa.