1. 26

    यजमानः प्रमुदितो दर्शनीयं मनोरमम् । रूपानुरूपावयवं तस्मा आसनमाहरत् ।। ८-१८-२६ ।।

    Bali Mahārāja, jubilant at seeing Lord Vāmanadeva, whose beautiful limbs contributed equally to the beauty of His entire body, offered Him a seat with great satisfaction. ।। 8-18-26 ।।

  2. 27

    स्वागतेनाभिनन्द्याथ पादौ भगवतो बलिः । अवनिज्यार्चयामास मुक्तसङ्गमनोरमम् ।। ८-१८-२७ ।।

    Thus offering a proper reception to the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is always beautiful to the liberated souls, Bali Mahārāja worshiped Him by washing His lotus feet. ।। 8-18-27 ।।

  3. 28

    तत्पादशौचं जनकल्मषापहं स धर्मविन्मूर्ध्न्यदधात्सुमङ्गलम् । यद्देवदेवो गिरिशश्चन्द्रमौलिः दधार मूर्ध्ना परया च भक्त्या ।। ८-१८-२८ ।।

    Lord Śiva, the best of demigods, who carries on his forehead the emblem of the moon, receives on his head with great devotion the Ganges water emanating from the toe of Viṣṇu. Being aware of religious principles, Bali Mahārāja knew this. Consequently, following in the footsteps of Lord Śiva, he also placed on his head the water that had washed the Lord’s lotus feet. ।। 8-18-28 ।।

  4. 29

    बलिरुवाच स्वागतं ते नमस्तुभ्यं ब्रह्मन् किं करवाम ते । ब्रह्मर्षीणां तपः साक्षान्मन्ये त्वाऽऽर्य वपुर्धरम् ।। ८-१८-२९ ।।

    Bali Mahārāja then said to Lord Vāmanadeva: O brāhmaṇa, I offer You my hearty welcome and my respectful obeisances. Please let us know what we may do for You. We think of You as the personified austerity of the great brāhmaṇa-sages. ।। 8-18-29 ।।

  5. 30

    अद्य नः पितरस्तृप्ता अद्य नः पावितं कुलम् । अद्य स्विष्टः क्रतुरयं यद्भवानागतो गृहान् ।। ८-१८-३० ।।

    O my Lord, because You have kindly arrived at our home, all my forefathers are satisfied, our family and entire dynasty have been sanctified, and the sacrifice we are performing is now complete because of Your presence. ।। 8-18-30 ।।