Please note: The synonyms, translation and purport of this verse were composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
- namas tubhyaṁ bhagavate
- nārāyaṇāya ṛṣaye
- su-śāntaṁ tapa īyuṣe
namaḥ—obeisances; tubhyam—to You; bhagavate—the Supreme Lord; kṛṣṇāya—Kṛṣṇa; akuṇṭha—unconstricted; medhase—whose intelligence; nārāyaṇāya ṛṣaye—to the sage Nara-Nārāyaṇa; su-śāntam—perfectly peaceful; tapaḥ—austerities; īyuṣe—undergoing.
Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
Obeisances to You, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Kṛṣṇa, whose intelligence is ever unrestricted. Obeisances to the sage Nara-Nārāyaṇa, who always undergoes austerities in perfect peace.
Śrīla Viśvanātha Cakravartī comments that the King offered these prayers to encourage Lord Kṛṣṇa to remain at his home for some days. The King thought, "Since contact with the Supreme Lord can free anyone from misconceptions and doubts, Kṛṣṇa's presence in my home will fortify my intelligence so that I can withstand the onslaughts of material desires. In His expansion as Nara-Nārāyaṇa Ṛṣi, the Lord always resides in Badarikāśrama for the good of the whole land of Bharata, and so He may also create good fortune for the land of Mithilā by remaining here for at least a few days. Since Lord Kṛṣṇa's propensity is toward peace and simplicity, He will certainly prefer my simple home to the excessive opulence of Dvārakā."