kalam vancayata tam tam
ukto devas tam aiksata
iti—in this way; putra-anuragena—because of affection for the son; sneha-yantrita-cetasa—his mind being controlled by such affection; kalam—time; vancayata—cheating; tam—unto him; tam—that; uktah—said; devah—the demigod Varuna; tam—unto him, Hariscandra; aiksata—waited for the fulfillment of his promise.
Hariscandra was certainly very much attached to his son. Because of this affection, he asked the demigod Varuna to wait. Thus Varuna waited and waited for the time to come.
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