Please note: The synonyms, translation and purport of this verse were composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
- teṣāṁ nava nava-dvīpa-
- patayo 'sya samantataḥ
- ekāśītir dvijātayaḥ
teṣām—of them (the one hundred sons of Ṛṣabhadeva); nava—nine; nava-dvīpa—of the nine islands (comprising Bhārata-varṣa); patayaḥ—the masters; asya—of this varṣa; samantataḥ—covering it entirely; karma-tantra—of the path of fruitive Vedic sacrifices; praṇetāraḥ—initiators; ekāśītiḥ—eighty-one; dvi-jātayaḥ—twice-born brāhmaṇas.
Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
Nine of the remaining sons of Ṛṣabhadeva became the rulers of the nine islands of Bhārata-varṣa, and they exercised complete sovereignty over this planet. Eighty-one sons became twice-born brāhmaṇas and helped initiate the Vedic path of fruitive sacrifices [karma-kāṇḍa].
The nine dvīpas, or islands, ruled by nine sons of Ṛṣabhadeva are the nine varṣas of Jambūdvīpa, namely Bhārata, Kinnara, Hari, Kuru, Hiraṇmaya, Ramyaka, Ilāvṛta, Bhadrāśva and Ketumāla.