evam āśvāsito rājā
vimṛjya pāṇinā vaktram
śrī-śukaḥ uvāca—Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said; evam—thus; āśvāsitaḥ—being enlightened or given hope; rājā—the King; citraketuḥ—Citraketu; 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.
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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