manor duhitaraṁ muniḥ
dayāluḥ śālinīm āha
maitreyaḥ—the great sage Maitreya; uvāca—said; nirveda-vādinīm—who was speaking words full of renunciation; evam—thus; manoḥ—of Svāyambhuva Manu; duhitaram—to the daughter; muniḥ—the sage Kardama; dayāluḥ—merciful; śālinīm—who was worthy of praise; āha—replied; śukla—by Lord Viṣṇu; abhivyāhṛtam—what was said; smaran—recalling.
Recalling the words of Lord Viṣṇu, the merciful sage Kardama replied as follows to Svāyambhuva Manu’s praiseworthy daughter, Devahūti, who was speaking words full of renunciation.
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