- iti tūṣṇīṁ sthitān daityān
- vilokya puruṣottamaḥ
- smayamāno visṛjyāgraṁ
- pucchaṁ jagrāha sāmaraḥ
iti—thus; tūṣṇīm—silently; sthitān—staying; daityān—the demons; vilokya—seeing; puruṣa-uttamaḥ—the Personality of Godhead; smayamānaḥ—smiling; visṛjya—giving up; agram—the front portion of the snake; puccham—the rear portion; jagrāha—grasped; sa-amaraḥ—with the demigods.
Thus the demons remained silent, opposing the desire of the demigods. Seeing the demons and understanding their motive, the Personality of Godhead smiled. Without discussion, He immediately accepted their proposal by grasping the tail of the snake, and the demigods followed Him.