arabhya satram so ’py aha
sakrena prag vrto ’smi bhoh
sri-sukah uvaca—Sri Sukadeva Gosvami said; nimih—King Nimi; iksvaku-tanayah—the son of Maharaja Iksvaku; vasistham—the great sage Vasistha; avrta—appointed; rtvijam—the chief priest of the sacrifice; arabhya—beginning; satram—the sacrifice; sah—he, Vasistha; api—also; aha—said; sakrena—by Lord Indra; prak—before; vrtah asmi—I was appointed; bhoh—O Maharaja Nimi.
Srila Sukadeva Gosvami said: After beginning sacrifices, Maharaja Nimi, the son of Iksvaku, requested the great sage Vasistha to take the post of chief priest. At that time, Vasistha replied, “My dear Maharaja Nimi, I have already accepted the same post in a sacrifice begun by Lord Indra.
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