- śrī-śuka uvāca
- ya eṣa uttānapado
- vaṁśaḥ priyavratasyāpi
- nibodha nṛpa-sattama
śrī-śukaḥ uvāca—Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said; yaḥ—which; eṣaḥ—this dynasty; uttānapadaḥ—of King Uttānapāda; mānavasya—the son of Svāyambhuva Manu; anuvarṇitaḥ—described, following in the footprints of previous ācāryas; vaṁśaḥ—dynasty; priyavratasya—of King Priyavrata; api—also; nibodha—try to understand; nṛpa-sattama—O best of kings.
Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: O best of kings [King Parīkṣit], I have now finished telling about the descendants of the first son of Svāyambhuva Manu, Uttānapāda. I shall now try to relate the activities of the descendants of Priyavrata, the second son of Svāyambhuva Manu. Please hear them attentively.
Dhruva Mahārāja was the son of King Uttānapāda, and as far as the descendants of Dhruva Mahārāja or King Uttānapāda are concerned, their activities have been described up to the point of the Pracetās. Now Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī desires to describe the descendants of Mahārāja Priyavrata, the second son of Svāyambhuva Manu.