- tato 'dhastāt talātale mayo nāma dānavendras tri-purādhipatir
- bhagavatā purāriṇā tri-lokī-śaṁ cikīrṣuṇā nirdagdha-sva-pura-trayas
- tat-prasādāl labdha-pado māyāvinām ācāryo mahādevena
- parirakṣito vigata-sudarśana-bhayo mahīyate
tataḥ—the planet known as Sutala; adhastāt—below; talātale—in the planet known as Talātala; mayaḥ—Maya; nāma—named; dānava-indraḥ—the king of the Dānava demons; tri-pura-adhipatiḥ—the Lord of the three cities; bhagavatā—by the most powerful; purāriṇā—Lord Śiva, who is known as Tripurāri; tri-lokī—of the three worlds; śam—the good fortune; cikīrṣuṇā—who was desiring; nirdagdha—burned; sva-pura-trayaḥ—whose three cities; tat-prasādāt—by Lord Śiva's mercy; labdha—obtained; padaḥ—a kingdom; māyā-vinām ācāryaḥ—who is the ācārya, or master, of all the conjurers; mahā-devena—by Lord Śiva; parirakṣitaḥ—protected; vigata-sudarśana-bhayaḥ—who is not afraid of the Supreme Personality of Godhead and His Sudarśana cakra; mahīyate—is worshiped.
Beneath the planet known as Sutala is another planet, called Talātala, which is ruled by the Dānava demon named Maya. Maya is known as the ācārya [master] of all the māyāvīs, who can invoke the powers of sorcery. For the benefit of the three worlds, Lord Śiva, who is known as Tripurāri, once set fire to the three kingdoms of Maya, but later, being pleased with him, he returned his kingdom. Since that time, Maya Dānava has been protected by Lord Śiva, and therefore he falsely thinks that he need not fear the Sudarśana cakra of the Supreme Personality of Godhead.