- tatas te seśvarā lokā
- upāsādyeśvaraṁ natāḥ
- trāhi nas tāvakān deva
- vinaṣṭāṁs tripurālayaiḥ
tataḥ—thereafter; te—they (the demigods); sa-īśvarāḥ—with their rulers; lokāḥ—the planets; upāsādya—approaching; īśvaram—Lord Śiva; natāḥ—fell down in surrender; trāhi—please save; naḥ—us; tāvakān—near and dear to you and very frightened; deva—O Lord; vinaṣṭān—almost finished; tripura-ālayaiḥ—by the demons dwelling in those three planes.
Thereafter, when the demons had begun to destroy the higher planetary systems, the rulers of those planets went to Lord Śiva, fully surrendered unto him and said: Dear Lord, we demigods living in the three worlds are about to be vanquished. We are your followers. Kindly save us.