tasyāpi darśayām āsa
sva-vīryaṁ jala-kalmaṣaḥ
yac cakāra gale nīlaṁ
tac ca sādhor vibhūṣaṇam
tasya—of Lord Śiva; api—also; darśayām āsa—exhibited; sva-vīryam—its own potency; jala-kalmaṣaḥ—that poison born of the water; yat—which; cakāra—made; gale—on the neck; nīlam—bluish line; tat—that; ca—also; sādhoḥ—of the saintly person; vibhūṣaṇam—ornament.
As if in defamation, the poison born from the ocean of milk manifested its potency by marking Lord Śiva’s neck with a bluish line. That line, however, is now accepted as an ornament of the Lord.

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