hariḥ purastāj jagṛhe
pūrvaṁ devās tato ’bhavan
hariḥ—the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Ajita; purastāt—from the front; jagṛhe—took; pūrvam—at first; devāḥ—the demigods; tataḥ—thereafter; abhavan—took the front portion of Vāsuki.
The Personality of Godhead, Ajita, grasped the front portion of the snake, and then the demigods followed.
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