TEXT 36
evaṁ vāṁ tapyatos tīvraṁ
tapaḥ parama-duṣkaram
divya-varṣa-sahasrāṇi
dvādaśeyur mad-ātmanoḥ
SYNONYMS
evam—in this way; vām—for both of you; tapyatoḥ—executing austerities; tīvram—very severe; tapaḥ—austerity; parama-duṣkaram—extremely difficult to execute; divya-varṣa—celestial years, or years counted according to the higher planetary system; sahasrāṇi—thousand; dvādaśa—twelve; īyuḥ—passed; mat-ātmanoḥ—simply engaged in consciousness of Me.
TRANSLATION
Thus you spent twelve thousand celestial years performing difficult activities of tapasya in consciousness of Me [Kṛṣṇa consciousness].

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