cāri sampradāye haila cabbiśa gāyana
dui dui mārdaṅgika haila aṣṭa jana
cāri sampradāye—in the four parties; haila—there were; cabbiśa—twenty-four; gāyana—performers of kīrtana; dui dui—two in each party; mārdaṅgika—players of mṛdaṅga drums; haila—there were; aṣṭa jana—eight persons.
There were altogether four parties of kīrtana performers, comprising twenty-four chanters. In each party there were also two mṛdaṅga players, making an additional eight persons.
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