TEXT 1
śrī-śuka uvāca
te nāga-rājam āmantrya
phala-bhāgena vāsukim
parivīya girau tasmin
netram abdhiṁ mudānvitāḥ
ārebhire surā yattā
amṛtārthe kurūdvaha
SYNONYMS
śrī-śukaḥ uvāca—Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said; te—all of them (the demigods and the demons); nāga-rājam—the king of the Nāgas, snakes; āmantrya—inviting, or requesting; phala-bhāgena—by promising a share of the nectar; vāsukim—the snake Vāsuki; parivīya—encircling; girauMandara Mountain; tasmin—unto it; netram—the churning rope; abdhim—the ocean of milk; mudā anvitāḥ—all surcharged with great pleasure; ārebhire—began to act; surāḥ—the demigods; yattāḥ—with great endeavor; amṛta-arthe—for gaining nectar; kuru-udvaha—O King Parīkṣit, best of the Kurus.
TRANSLATION
Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: O best of the Kurus, Mahārāja Parīkṣit, the demigods and demons summoned Vāsuki, king of the serpents, requesting him to come and promising to give him a share of the nectar. They coiled Vāsuki around Mandara Mountain as a churning rope, and with great pleasure they endeavored to produce nectar by churning the ocean of milk.

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