taṁ tathāvanataṁ bhaktaṁ
idam āha janārdanaḥ
tam—him (Prajāpati Dakṣa); tathā—in that way; avanatam—prostrated before Him; bhaktam—a great devotee; prajā-kāmam—desiring to increase the population; prajāpatim—unto the prajāpati (Dakṣa); citta-jñaḥ—who can understand the hearts; sarva-bhūtānām—of all living entities; idam—this; āha—said; janārdanaḥ—the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who can appease everyone’s desires.
Although Prajāpati Dakṣa could not say anything, when the Lord, who knows everyone’s heart, saw His devotee prostrate in that manner and desiring to increase the population, He addressed him as follows.
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