pita prahrada-putras te
svam ayur dvija-lingebhyo
devebhyo ’dat sa yacitah
pita—father; prahrada-putrah—the son of Maharaja Prahlada; te—your; tat-vidvan—although it was known to him; dvija-vatsalah—still, because of his affinity for brahmanas; svam—his own; ayuh—duration of life; dvija-lingebhyah—who were dressed like brahmanas; devebhyah—unto the demigods; adat—delivered; sah—he; yacitah—being so requested.
Your father, Virocana, the son of Maharaja Prahlada, was very affectionate toward brahmanas. Although he knew very well that it was the demigods who had come to him in the dress of brahmanas, at their request he delivered to them the duration of his life.
Maharaja Virocana, Bali’s father, was so pleased with the brahmana community that even though he knew that those approaching him for charity were the demigods in the dress of brahmanas, he nonetheless agreed to give it.
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