- tyaktā menakayā vane
- vedaitad bhagavān kaṇvo
- vīra kiṁ karavāma te
śrī-śakuntalā uvāca—Śrī Śakuntalā replied; viśvāmitra-ātmajā—the daughter of Viśvāmitra; eva—indeed; aham—I (am); tyaktā—left; menakayā—by Menakā; vane—in the forest; veda—knows; etat—all these incidents; bhagavān—the most powerful saintly person; kaṇvaḥ—Kaṇva Muni; vīra—O hero; kim—what; karavāma—can I do; te—for you.
Śakuntalā said: I am the daughter of Viśvāmitra. My mother, Menakā, left me in the forest. O hero, the most powerful saint Kaṇva Muni knows all about this. Now let me know, how may I serve you?
Śakuntalā informed Mahārāja Duṣmanta that although she never saw or knew her father or mother, Kaṇva Muni knew everything about her, and she had heard from him that she was the daughter of Viśvāmitra and that her mother was Menakā, who had left her in the forest.