kasmin karmani devasya
mayo ’han jagad-isituh
yatha copacita kirtih
raja uvaca—King Yudhisthira inquired; kasmin—for what reason; karmani—by which activities; devasya—of Lord Mahadeva (Siva); mayah—the great demon Maya Danava; ahan—vanquished; jagat-isituh—of Lord Siva, who controls the power of the material energy and is the husband of Durgadevi; yatha—just as; ca—and; upacita—again expanded; kirtih—reputation; krsnena—by Lord Krsna; anena—this; kathyatam—please describe.
Maharaja Yudhisthira said: For what reason did the demon Maya Danava vanquish Lord Siva’s reputation? How did Lord Krsna save Lord Siva and expand his reputation again? Kindly describe these incidents.
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