yad arodih sura-srestha
sodvega iva balakah
tatas tvam abhidhasyanti
namna rudra iti prajah
yat—as much as; arodih—cried loudly; sura-srestha—O chief of the demigods; sa-udvegah—with great anxiety; iva—like; balakah—a boy; tatah—therefore; tvam—you; abhidhasyanti—will call; namna—by the name; rudrah—Rudra; iti—thus; prajah—people.
Thereafter Brahma said: O chief of the demigods, you shall be called by the name Rudra by all people because you have so anxiously cried.
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