yatha manv-adayas tv ime
yasmin karmani ye yena
niyuktas tad vadasva me
sri-raja uvaca—King Pariksit said; manvantaresu—in the reign of each Manu; bhagavan—O great sage; yatha—as; manu-adayah—the Manus and others; tu—but; ime—these; yasmin—in which; karmani—activities; ye—which persons; yena—by whom; niyuktah—appointed; tat—that; vadasva—kindly describe; me—to me.
Maharaja Pariksit inquired: O most opulent Sukadeva Gosvami, please explain to me how Manu and the others in each manvantara are engaged in their respective duties, and by whose order they are so engaged.
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