1. 6

    मैत्रेय उवाच तदा सर्वाणि भूतानि श्रुत्वा मीढुष्टमोदितम् । परितुष्टात्मभिस्तात साधु साध्वित्यथाब्रुवन् ।। ४-७-६ ।।

    The great sage Maitreya said: My dear Vidura, all the personalities present were very much satisfied in heart and soul upon hearing the words of Lord Śiva, who is the best among the benedictors. ।। 4-7-6 ।।

  2. 7

    ततो मीढ्वांसमामन्त्र्य शुनासीराः सहर्षिभिः । भूयस्तद्देवयजनं समीढ्वद्वेधसो ययुः ।। ४-७-७ ।।

    Thereafter, Bhṛgu, the chief of the great sages, invited Lord Śiva to come to the sacrificial arena. Thus the demigods, accompanied by the sages, Lord Śiva, and Lord Brahmā, all went to the place where the great sacrifice was being performed. ।। 4-7-7 ।।

  3. 8

    विधाय कार्त्स्न्येन च तद्यदाह भगवान् भवः । सन्दधुः कस्य कायेन सवनीयपशोः शिरः ।। ४-७-८ ।।

    After everything was executed exactly as directed by Lord Śiva, Dakṣa’s body was joined to the head of the animal meant to be killed in the sacrifice. ।। 4-7-8 ।।

  4. 9

    सन्धीयमाने शिरसि दक्षो रुद्राभिवीक्षितः । सद्यः सुप्त इवोत्तस्थौ ददृशे चाग्रतो मृडम् ।। ४-७-९ ।।

    When the animal’s head was fixed on the body of King Dakṣa, Dakṣa was immediately brought to consciousness, and as he awakened from sleep, the King saw Lord Śiva standing before him. ।। 4-7-9 ।।

  5. 10

    तदा वृषध्वजद्वेषकलिलात्मा प्रजापतिः । शिवावलोकादभवच्छरद्ध्रद इवामलः ।। ४-७-१० ।।

    At that time, when Dakṣa saw Lord Śiva, who rides upon a bull, his heart, which was polluted by envy of Lord Śiva, was immediately cleansed, just as the water in a lake is cleansed by autumn rains. ।। 4-7-10 ।।