1. 36

    श्रीभगवानुवाच आत्मा वै पुत्र उत्पन्न इति वेदानुशासनम् । तस्मादस्य भवेद्वक्ता आयुरिन्द्रियसत्त्ववान् ।। १०-७८-३६ ।।

    The Supreme Lord said: The Vedas instruct us that one’s own self takes birth again as one’s son. Thus let Romaharṣaṇa’s son become the speaker of the Purāṇas, and let him be endowed with long life, strong senses and stamina. ।। 10-78-36 ।।

  2. 37

    किं वः कामो मुनिश्रेष्ठा ब्रूताहं करवाण्यथ । अजानतस्त्वपचितिं यथा मे चिन्त्यतां बुधाः ।। १०-७८-३७ ।।

    Please tell Me your desire, O best of sages, and I shall certainly fulfill it. And, O wise souls, please carefully determine My proper atonement, since I do not know what it might be. ।। 10-78-37 ।।

  3. 38

    ऋषय ऊचुः इल्वलस्य सुतो घोरो बल्वलो नाम दानवः । स दूषयति नः सत्रमेत्य पर्वणि पर्वणि ।। १०-७८-३८ ।।

    The sages said: A fearsome demon named Balvala, the son of Ilvala, comes here every new-moon day and contaminates our sacrifice. ।। 10-78-38 ।।

  4. 39

    तं पापं जहि दाशार्ह तन्नः शुश्रूषणं परम् । पूयशोणितविण्मूत्रसुरामांसाभिवर्षिणम् ।। १०-७८-३९ ।।

    O descendant of Daśārha, please kill that sinful demon, who pours down pus, blood, feces, urine, wine and meat upon us. This is the best service You can do for us. ।। 10-78-39 ।।

  5. 40

    ततश्च भारतं वर्षं परीत्य सुसमाहितः । चरित्वा द्वादशमासांस्तीर्थस्नायी विशुध्यसे ।। १०-७८-४० ।।

    Thereafter, for twelve months, You should circumambulate the land of Bhārata in a mood of serious meditation, executing austerities and bathing at various holy pilgrimage sites. In this way You will become purified. ।। 10-78-40 ।।