gatvodīcīṁ diśaṁ rājā
gatvā—going; udīcīm—northern; diśam—direction; rājā—King Dhruva; rudra-anucara—by followers of Rudra, Lord Śiva; sevitām—inhabited; dadarśa—saw; himavat—Himalayan; droṇyām—in a valley; purīm—a city; guhyaka—ghostly persons; saṅkulām—full of.
Dhruva Mahārāja went to the northern direction of the Himalayan range. In a valley he saw a city full of ghostly persons who were followers of Lord Śiva.
In this verse it is stated that the Yakṣas are more or less devotees of Lord Śiva. By this indication the Yakṣas may be taken to be the Himalayan tribes like the Tibetans.
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