- śrī-śuka uvāca
- tathā ca bhadraśravā nāma dharma-sutas tat-kula-patayaḥ puruṣā
- bhadrāśva-varṣe sākṣād bhagavato vāsudevasya
- priyāṁ tanuṁ dharmamayīṁ hayaśīrṣābhidhānāṁ
- parameṇa samādhinā sannidhāpyedam abhigṛṇanta upadhāvanti
śrī-śukaḥ uvāca—Śukadeva Gosvāmī said; tathā ca—similarly (just as Lord Śiva worships Saṅkarṣaṇa in Ilāvṛta-varṣa); bhadra-śravā—Bhadraśravā; nāma—known as; dharma-sutaḥ—the son of Dharmarāja; tat—of him; kula-patayaḥ—the chiefs of the dynasty; puruṣāḥ—all the residents; bhadrāśva-varṣe—in the land known as Bhadrāśva-varṣa; sākṣāt—directly; bhagavataḥ—of the Supreme Personality of Godhead; vāsudevasya—of Lord Vāsudeva; priyām tanum—very dear form; dharma-mayīm—the director of all religious principles; hayaśīrṣa-abhidhānām—the Lord's incarnation named Hayaśīrṣa (also called Hayagrīva); parameṇa samādhinā—with the highest form of trance; sannidhāpya—coming near; idam—this; abhigṛṇantaḥ—chanting; upadhāvanti—they worship.
Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: Bhadraśravā, the son of Dharmarāja, rules the tract of land known as Bhadrāśva-varṣa. Just as Lord Śiva worships Saṅkarṣaṇa in Ilāvṛta-varṣa, Bhadraśravā, accompanied by his intimate servants and all the residents of the land, worships the plenary expansion of Vāsudeva known as Hayaśīrṣa. Lord Hayaśīrṣa is very dear to the devotees, and He is the director of all religious principles. Fixed in the topmost trance, Bhadraśravā and his associates offer their respectful obeisances to the Lord and chant the following prayers with careful pronunciation.