TEXT 18
tvayarcitas caham apatya-guptaye
payo-vratenanugunam samiditah
svamsena putratvam upetya te sutan
goptasmi marica-tapasy adhisthitah
SYNONYMS
tvaya—by you; arcitah—being worshiped; ca—also; aham—I; apatya-guptaye—giving protection to your sons; payah-vratena—by the payo-vrata vow; anugunam—as far as possible; samiditah—properly worshiped; sva-amsena—by My plenary portion; putratvam—becoming your son; upetya—taking this opportunity; te sutan—to your other sons; gopta asmi—I shall give protection; marica—of Kasyapa Muni; tapasi—in the austerity; adhisthitah—situated.
TRANSLATION
You have prayed to Me and properly worshiped Me by performing the great payo-vrata ceremony for the sake of protecting your sons. Because of Kasyapa Muniís austerities, I shall agree to become your son and thus protect your other sons.

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