citraketus tu tam vidyam
dharayam asa saptaham
citraketuh—King Citraketu; tu—indeed; tam—that; vidyam—transcendental knowledge; yatha—just as; narada-bhasitam—instructed by the great sage Narada; dharayam asa—chanted; sapta-aham—continuously for one week; ap-bhaksah—only drinking water; su-samahitah—with great attention and care.
Fasting and drinking only water, Citraketu for one week continuously chanted with great care and attention the mantra given by Narada Muni.
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