- śrī-śiva uvāca
- aho bata bhavāny etat
- prajānāṁ paśya vaiśasam
- kālakūṭād upasthitam
śrī-śivaḥ uvāca—Śrī Śiva said; aho bata—how pitiable; bhavāni—my dear wife, Bhavānī; etat—this situation; prajānām—of all living entities; paśya—just see; vaiśasam—very dangerous; kṣīra-uda—of the ocean of milk; mathana-udbhūtāt—produced by the churning; kālakūṭāt—because of the production of poison; upasthitam—the present situation.
Lord Śiva said: My dear Bhavānī, just see how all these living entities have been placed in danger because of the poison produced from the churning of the ocean of milk.