Please note: The synonyms, translation and purport of this verse were composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
- śrī-nārada uvāca
- evaṁ te niminā pṛṣṭā
- vasudeva mahattamāḥ
- pratipūjyābruvan prītyā
- sa-sadasyartvijaṁ nṛpam
śrī-nāradaḥ uvāca—Śrī Nārada said; evam—thus; te—they; niminā—by King Nimi; pṛṣṭāḥ—questioned; vasudeva—O Vasudeva; mahat-tamāḥ—those best of saints; pratipūjya—offering him words of respect in return; abruvan—they spoke; prītyā—affectionately; sa-sadasya—who was accompanied by the members of the sacrificial assembly; ṛtvijam—and by the priests; nṛpam—to the King.
Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
Śrī Nārada said: O Vasudeva, when Mahārāja Nimi had thus inquired from the nine Yogendras about devotional service to the Lord, those best of saintly persons sincerely thanked the King for his questions and spoke to him with affection in the presence of the members of the sacrificial assembly and the brāhmaṇa priests.
According to Śrīdhara Svāmī, not only the King but also the members of the assembly and the priests conducting the sacrifice were all devoted to hearing and chanting the glories of devotional service to the Supreme Personality of Godhead. The sages, beginning with Kavi, will now each speak in turn, answering the questions of the King.