TEXTS 50–51
yo jayamanah sarvesam
tejas tejasvinam ruca
svayopadatta daksyac ca
karmanam daksam abruvan
tam praja-sarga-raksayam
anadir abhisicya ca
yuyoja yuyuje ’nyams ca
sa vai sarva-prajapatin
SYNONYMS
yah—one who; jayamanah—just after his birth; sarvesam—of all; tejah—the brilliance; tejasvinam—brilliant; ruca—by effulgence; svaya—his; upadatta—covered; daksyat—from being expert; ca—and; karmanam—in fruitive activities; daksamDaksa; abruvan—was called; tam—him; praja—living beings; sarga—generating; raksayam—in the matter of maintaining; anadih—the firstborn, Lord Brahma; abhisicya—having appointed; ca—also; yuyoja—engaged; yuyuje—engaged; anyan—others; ca—and; sah—he; vai—certainly; sarva—all; praja-patin—progenitors of living entities.
TRANSLATION
After being born, Daksa, by the superexcellence of his bodily luster, covered all others’ bodily opulence. Because he was very expert in performing fruitive activity, he was called by the name Daksa, meaning “the very expert.” Lord Brahma therefore engaged Daksa in the work of generating living entities and maintaining them. In due course of time, Daksa also engaged other Prajapatis [progenitors] in the process of generation and maintenance.
PURPORT
Daksa became almost as powerful as Lord Brahma. Consequently, Lord Brahma engaged him in generating population. Daksa was very influential and opulent. In his own turn, Daksa engaged other Prajapatis, headed by Marici. In this way the population of the universe increased.
Thus end the Bhaktivedanta purports of the Fourth Canto, Thirtieth Chapter, of the Srimad-Bhagavatam, entitled “The Activities of the Pracetas.”

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