1. 21

    तत आदाय सा राज्ञा क्षिप्ता राजन् सरोवरे । तदावृत्यात्मना सोऽयं महामीनोऽन्ववर्धत ।। ८-२४-२१ ।।

    O Mahārāja Parīkṣit, the King took the fish from the well and threw Him in a lake, but the fish then assumed a gigantic form exceeding the extent of the water. ।। 8-24-21 ।।

  2. 22

    नैतन्मे स्वस्तये राजन्नुदकं सलिलौकसः । निधेहि रक्षायोगेन ह्रदे मामविदासिनि ।। ८-२४-२२ ।।

    The fish then said: O King, I am a large aquatic, and this water is not at all suitable for Me. Now kindly find some way to save Me. It would be better to put Me in the water of a lake that will never reduce. ।। 8-24-22 ।।

  3. 23

    इत्युक्तः सोऽनयन्मत्स्यं तत्र तत्राविदासिनि । जलाशयेऽसम्मितं तं समुद्रे प्राक्षिपज्झषम् ।। ८-२४-२३ ।।

    When thus requested, King Satyavrata took the fish to the largest reservoir of water. But when that also proved insufficient, the King at last threw the gigantic fish into the ocean. ।। 8-24-23 ।।

  4. 24

    क्षिप्यमाणस्तमाहेदमिह मां मकरादयः । अदन्त्यतिबला वीर मां नेहोत्स्रष्टुमर्हसि ।। ८-२४-२४ ।।

    While being thrown in the ocean, the fish said to King Satyavrata: O hero, in this water there are very powerful and dangerous sharks that will eat Me. Therefore you should not throw Me in this place. ।। 8-24-24 ।।

  5. 25

    एवं विमोहितस्तेन वदता वल्गुभारतीम् । तमाह को भवानस्मान् मत्स्यरूपेण मोहयन् ।। ८-२४-२५ ।।

    After hearing these sweet words from the Supreme Personality of Godhead in the form of a fish, the King, being bewildered, asked Him: Who are You, sir? You simply bewilder us. ।। 8-24-25 ।।