- te pīḍitā niviviśuḥ
- śālvān vidarbhān niṣadhān
- videhān kośalān api
te—they (the kings of the Yadu dynasty); pīḍitāḥ—being persecuted; niviviśuḥ—took shelter or entered (the kingdoms); kuru-pañcāla—the countries occupied by the Kurus and Pañcālas; kekayān—the countries of the Kekayas; śālvān—the countries occupied by the Śālvas; vidarbhān—the countries occupied by the Vidarbhas; niṣadhān—the countries occupied by the Niṣadhas; videhān—the country of Videha; kośalān api—as well as the countries occupied by the Kośalas.
Persecuted by the demoniac kings, the Yādavas left their own kingdom and entered various others, like those of the Kurus, Pañcālas, Kekayas, Śālvas, Vidarbhas, Niṣadhas, Videhas and Kośalas.