evaṁ viriñcādibhir īḍitas tad
vijñāya teṣāṁ hṛdayaṁ yathaiva
jagāda jīmūta-gabhīrayā girā
śrī-śukaḥ uvāca—Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said; evam—thus; viriñca-ādibhiḥ—by all the demigods, headed by Lord Brahmā; īḍitaḥ—being worshiped; tat vijñāya—understanding the expectation; teṣām—of all of them; hṛdayam—the core of the heart; yathā—as; eva—indeed; jagāda—replied; jīmūta-gabhīrayā—like the sound of clouds; girā—by words; baddha-añjalīn—unto the demigods, who stood with folded hands; saṁvṛta—restrained; sarva—all; kārakān—senses.
Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: When the Lord was thus offered prayers by the demigods, headed by Lord Brahmā, He understood the purpose for which they had approached Him. Therefore, in a deep voice that resembled the rumbling of clouds, the Lord replied to the demigods, who all stood there attentively with folded hands.
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