so ’napatyo visannatma
varunam saranam yatah
putro me jayatam prabho
sah—that Hariscandra; anapatyah—being without a son; visanna-atma—therefore very morose; naradasya—of Narada; upadesatah—by the advice; varunam—unto Varuna; saranam yatah—took shelter; putrah—a son; me—of me; jayatam—let there be born; prabho—O my lord.
Hariscandra had no son and was therefore extremely morose. Once, therefore, following the advice of Narada, he took shelter of Varuna and said to him “My lord I have no son. Would you kindly give me one?”
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