tasminn arhatsu sarvesu
sv-arcitesu yatharhatah
utthitah sadaso madhye
taranam udurad iva
tasminin that great meeting; arhatsuof all those who are worshipable; sarvesuall of them; su-arcitesubeing worshiped according to their respective positions; yatha-arhatahas they deserved; utthitahstood up; sadasahamongst the assembly members; madhyewithin the midst; taranamof the stars; udu-ratthe moon; ivalike.
In that great assembly, Maharaja Prthu first of all worshiped all the respectable visitors according to their respective positions. After this, he stood up in the midst of the assembly, and it appeared that the full moon had arisen amongst the stars.
According to the Vedic system, the reception of great, exalted personalities, as arranged by Prthu Maharaja in that great sacrificial arena, is very important. The first procedure in receiving guests is to wash their feet, and it is learned from Vedic literature that one time when Maharaja Yudhisthira performed a rajasuya-yajna, Krsna took charge of washing the feet of the visitors. Similarly, Maharaja Prthu also arranged for the proper reception of the demigods, the saintly sages, the brahmanas and the great kings.

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