harih purastaj jagrhe
purvam devas tato ’bhavan
harih—the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Ajita; purastat—from the front; jagrhe—took; purvam—at first; devah—the demigods; tatah—thereafter; abhavan—took the front portion of Vasuki.
The Personality of Godhead, Ajita, grasped the front portion of the snake, and then the demigods followed.
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