TEXTS 1–2
maitreya uvāca
atha deva-gaṇāḥ sarve
rudrānīkaiḥ parājitāḥ
śūla-paṭṭiśa-nistriṁśa-
gadā-parigha-mudgaraiḥ
sañchinna-bhinna-sarvāṅgāḥ
sartvik-sabhyā bhayākulāḥ
svayambhuve namaskṛtya
kārtsnyenaitan nyavedayan
SYNONYMS
maitreyaḥ uvāca—Maitreya said; atha—after this; deva-gaṇāḥ—the demigods; sarve—all; rudra-anīkaiḥ—by the soldiers of Lord Śiva; parājitāḥ—having been defeated; śūla—trident; paṭṭiśa—a sharp-edged spear; nistriṁśa—a sword; gadā—mace; parigha—an iron bludgeon; mudgaraiḥ—a hammerlike weapon; sañchinna-bhinna-sarva-aṅgāḥ—all the limbs wounded; sa-ṛtvik-sabhyāḥ—with all the priests and members of the sacrificial assembly; bhaya-ākulāḥ—with great fear; svayambhuve—unto Lord Brahmā; namaskṛtya—after offering obeisances; kārtsnyena—in detail; etat—the events of Dakṣa’s sacrifice; nyavedayan—reported.
TRANSLATION
All the priests and other members of the sacrificial assembly and all the demigods, having been defeated by the soldiers of Lord Śiva and injured by weapons like tridents and swords, approached Lord Brahmā with great fear. After offering him obeisances, they began to speak in detail of all the events which had taken place.

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