ko ípi dharayita vegam
patantya me mahi-tale
anyatha bhu-talam bhittva
nrpa yasye rasatalam
kah—who is that person; api—indeed; dharayita—who can sustain; vegam—the force of the waves; patantyah—while falling down; me—of me; mahi-tale—upon this earth; anyatha—otherwise; bhu-talam—the surface of the earth; bhittva—piercing; nrpa—O King; yasye—I shall go down; rasatalam—to Patala, the lower part of the universe.
Mother Ganges replied: When I fall from the sky to the surface of the planet earth, the water will certainly be very forceful. Who will sustain that force? If I am not sustained, I shall pierce the surface of the earth and go down to Rasatala, the Patala area of the universe.

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