prajanam sarvasam raja-
ndhah somo na astv iti
sva-gobhih—by expansion of his own illuminating rays; pitr-devebhyah—unto the pitas and the demigods; vibhajan—dividing; krsna-suklayoh—into the two fortnights, dark and light; prajanam—of the citizens; sarvasam—of all; raja—the king; andhah—food grains; somah—the moon-god; nah—toward us; astu—let him remain favorable; iti—thus.
[The inhabitants of Salmalidvipa worship the demigod of the moon in the following words.] By his own rays, the moon-god has divided the month into two fortnights, known as sukla and krsna, for the distribution of food grains to the pitas and the demigods. The demigod of the moon is he who divides time, and he is the king of all the residents of the universe. We therefore pray that he may remain our king and guide, and we offer him our respectful obeisances.
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