pitari bhramsite sthanad
indranya dharsanad dvijaih
prapite ’jagaratvam vai
yayatir abhavan nrpah
pitari—when his father; bhramsite—was caused to fall down; sthanat—from the heavenly planets; indranyah—of Saci, the wife of Indra; dharsanat—from offending; dvijaih—by them (upon her lodging a complaint with the brahmanas); prapite—being degraded to; ajagaratvam—the life of a snake; vai—indeed; yayatih—the son named Yayati; abhavat—became; nrpah—the king.
Because Nahusa, the father of Yayati, molested Indra’s wife, Saci, who then complained to Agastya and other brahmanas, these saintly brahmanas cursed Nahusa to fall from the heavenly planets and be degraded to the status of a python. Consequently, Yayati became the king.

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