1. 31

    अस्माकं च कुले पूर्वं सगरस्याज्ञया पितुः | खनद्भिस्सागरैर्भूमिमवाप्तस्सुमहान्वधः || २-२१-३१

    Earlier the sons of Sagara, born in our family, while excavating the earth by the order of their father met a terrible death. [2-21-31]

  2. 32

    जामदग्न्येन रामेण रेणुका जननी स्वयम् | कृत्ता परशुनाऽरण्ये पितुर्वचनकारिणा || २-२१-३२

    Parasurama, son of Jamadagni himself in obedience to the words of his father, decapitated his mother Renuka in the forest with an axe. [2-21-32]

  3. 33

    एतैरन्यैश्च बहुभिर्देवि देवसमैः कृतम् | पितुर्वचनमक्लीबम् करिष्यामि पितुर्हितम् || २-२१-३३

    All of them including many other godlike persons, Oh ! Devi, fulfilled the words of their father. I shall also make my father's wish come true. [2-21-33]

  4. 34

    न खल्वेतन्मयैकेन क्रियते पितृशासनम् | एतैरपि कृतं देवि ये मया तव कीर्तिताः || २-२१-३४

    I am not, Oh ! Devi, the only one obeying my father's command. All I have mentioned to you did. [2-21-34]

  5. 35

    नाहं धर्ममपूर्वं ते प्रतिकूलं प्रवर्तये | पूर्वैरयमभिप्रेतो गतो मार्गोऽनुगम्यते || २-२१-३५

    I am not advancing anything new, contrary to the existing practice. I am only following the trodden path of our ancestors. [2-21-35]