astirya darbhan prak-kulan
nisasada hareh padau
astirya—spreading; darbhan—kusa grass; prak-kulan—the upper portion facing east; raja-rsih—Satyavrata, the saintly King; prak-udak-mukhah—looking toward the northeast (isana); nisasada—sat down; hareh—of the Supreme Personality of Godhead; padau—upon the lotus feet; cintayan—meditating; matsya-rupinah—who had assumed the form of a fish.
After spreading kusa with its tips pointing east, the saintly King, himself facing the northeast, sat down on the grass and began to meditate upon the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Visnu, who had assumed the form of a fish.
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