1. 16

    मैत्रेय उवाच परमेष्ठी त्वपां मध्ये तथा सन्नामवेक्ष्य गाम् । कथमेनां समुन्नेष्य इति दध्यौ धिया चिरम् ।। ३-१३-१६ ।।

    Śrī Maitreya said: Thus, seeing the earth merged in the water, Brahmā gave his attention for a long time to how it could be lifted. ।। 3-13-16 ।।

  2. 17

    सृजतो मे क्षितिर्वार्भिः प्लाव्यमाना रसां गता । अथात्र किमनुष्ठेयमस्माभिः सर्गयोजितैः । यस्याहं हृदयादासं स ईशो विदधातु मे ।। ३-१३-१७ ।।

    Brahmā thought: While I have been engaged in the process of creation, the earth has been inundated by a deluge and has gone down into the depths of the ocean. What can we do who are engaged in this matter of creation? It is best to let the Almighty Lord direct us. ।। 3-13-17 ।।

  3. 18

    इत्यभिध्यायतो नासाविवरात्सहसानघ । वराहतोको निरगादङ्गुष्ठपरिमाणकः ।। ३-१३-१८ ।।

    O sinless Vidura, all of a sudden, while Brahmā was engaged in thinking, a small form of a boar came out of his nostril. The measurement of the creature was not more than the upper portion of a thumb. ।। 3-13-18 ।।

  4. 19

    तस्याभिपश्यतः खस्थः क्षणेन किल भारत । गजमात्रः प्रववृधे तदद्भुतमभून्महत् ।। ३-१३-१९ ।।

    O descendant of Bharata, while Brahmā was observing Him, that boar became situated in the sky in a wonderful manifestation as gigantic as a great elephant. ।। 3-13-19 ।।

  5. 20

    मरीचिप्रमुखैर्विप्रैः कुमारैर्मनुना सह । दृष्ट्वा तत्सौकरं रूपं तर्कयामास चित्रधा ।। ३-१३-२० ।।

    Struck with wonder at observing the wonderful boarlike form in the sky, Brahmā, with great brāhmaṇas like Marīci, as well as the Kumāras and Manu, began to argue in various ways. ।। 3-13-20 ।।