sthito ’labdha-kṣaṇaḥ kṣaṇam
tad-anta ādyam ānamya
āvartamāne—because of being engaged; gāndharve—in hearing songs from the Gandharvas; sthitaḥ—situated; alabdha-kṣaṇaḥ—there was no time to talk; kṣaṇam—even a moment; tat-ante—when it ended; ādyam—unto the original teacher of the universe (Lord Brahmā); ānamya—after offering obeisances; sva-abhiprāyam—his own desire; nyavedayat—Kakudmī submitted.
When Kakudmī arrived there, Lord Brahmā was engaged in hearing musical performances by the Gandharvas and had not a moment to talk with him. Therefore Kakudmī waited, and at the end of the musical performances he offered his obeisances to Lord Brahmā and thus submitted his long-standing desire.
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