TEXTS 66–67
sakrd istvadi-purusam
puruso yati samyatam
samvatsaram kincid unam
ditya yad dharir arcitah
sajur indrena pancasad
devas te maruto ’bhavan
vyapohya matr-dosam te
harina soma-pah krtah
sakrt—once; istva—worshiping; adi-purusam—the original person; purusah—a person; yati—goes to; samyatam—possessing the same bodily feature as the Lord; samvatsaram—a year; kincit unam—a little less than; ditya—by Diti; yat—because; harih—Lord Hari; arcitah—was worshiped; sajuh—with; indrenaIndra; pancasat—fifty; devah—demigods; te—they; marutah—the Maruts; abhavan—became; vyapohya—removing; matr-dosam—the fault of their mother; te—they; harina—by Lord Hari; soma-pah—drinkers of soma-rasa; krtah—were made.
If one worships the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the original person, even once, he receives the benefit of being promoted to the spiritual world and possessing the same bodily features as Visnu. Diti worshiped Lord Visnu for almost one year, adhering to a great vow. Because of such strength in spiritual life, the forty-nine Maruts were born. How, then, is it wonderful that the Maruts, although born from the womb of Diti, became equal to the demigods by the mercy of the Supreme Lord ?

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