evam vrtah sata-dhrtir
pradat tat-tapasa prito
varams tasya sudurlabhan
sri-naradah uvaca—Sri Narada Muni said; evam—thus; vrtah—solicited; sata-dhrtih—Lord Brahma; hiranyakasipoh—of Hiranyakasipu; atha—then; pradat—delivered; tat—his; tapasa—by the difficult austerities; pritah—being pleased; varan—benedictions; tasya—unto Hiranyakasipu; su-durlabhan—very rarely obtained.
Narada Muni continued: Lord Brahma was very much satisfied by Hiranyakasipu’s austerities, which were difficult to perform. Therefore, when solicited for benedictions, he indeed granted them, although they were rarely to be achieved.
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