TEXT 9
śrī-śuka uvāca
evam āśvāsito rājā
citraketur dvijoktibhiḥ
vimṛjya pāṇinā vaktram
ādhi-mlānam abhāṣata
SYNONYMS
śrī-śukaḥ uvāca—Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said; evam—thus; āśvāsitaḥ—being enlightened or given hope; rājā—the King; citraketuḥCitraketu; dvija-uktibhiḥ—by the instructions of the great brāhmaṇas (Nārada and Aṅgirā Ṛṣi); vimṛjya—wiping off; pāṇinā—by the hand; vaktram—his face; ādhi-mlānam—shriveled due to lamentation; abhāṣata—spoke intelligently.
TRANSLATION
Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: Thus enlightened by the instructions of Nārada and Aṅgirā, King Citraketu became hopeful with knowledge. Wiping his shriveled face with his hand, the King began to speak.

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