amsumams ca tapas tepe
kalam mahantam nasaknot
tatah kalena samsthitah
sri-sukah uvaca—Sri Sukadeva Gosvami said; amsuman—the king named Amsuman; ca—also; tapah tepe—executed austerity; ganga—the Ganges; anayana-kamyaya—with a desire to bring the Ganges to this material world to deliver his forefathers; kalam—time; mahantam—for a long duration; na—not; asaknot—was successful; tatah—thereafter; kalena—in due course of time; samsthitah—died.
Sukadeva Gosvami continued: King Amsuman, like his grandfather, performed austerities for a very long time. Nonetheless, he could not bring the Ganges to this material world, and thereafter, in due course of time, he died.
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