Please note: The synonyms, translation and purport of this verse were composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
- bhagavān sarva-bhūteśaḥ
- śaraṇyo bhakta-vatsalaḥ
- vareṇa chandayām āsa
- sa taṁ vavre purādhipam
bhagavān—the lord; sarva—of all; bhūta—created beings; īśaḥ—the master; śaraṇyaḥ—the giver of shelter; bhakta—to his devotees; vatsalaḥ—compassionate; vareṇa—with a choice of benedictions; chandayām āsa—gratified him; saḥ—he, Bāṇa; tam—him, Lord Śiva; vavre—chose; pura—of his city; adhipam—as the guardian.
Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
The lord and master of all created beings, the compassionate refuge of his devotees, gladdened Bāṇāsura by offering him the benediction of his choice. Bāṇa chose to have him, Lord Śiva, as the guardian of his city.