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    श्रीशुक उवाच तदा देवर्षिगन्धर्वा ब्रह्मेशानपुरोगमाः । मुमुचुः कुसुमासारं शंसन्तः कर्म तद्धरेः ।। ८-४-१ ।।

    Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: When the Lord delivered Gajendra, King of the elephants, all the demigods, sages and Gandharvas, headed by Brahmā and Śiva, praised this activity of the Supreme Personality of Godhead and showered flowers upon both the Lord and Gajendra. ।। 8-4-1 ।।

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    नेदुर्दुन्दुभयो दिव्या गन्धर्वा ननृतुर्जगुः । ऋषयश्चारणाः सिद्धास्तुष्टुवुः पुरुषोत्तमम् ।। ८-४-२ ।।

    There was a beating of kettledrums in the heavenly planets, the inhabitants of Gandharvaloka began to dance and sing, while great sages and the inhabitants of Cāraṇaloka and Siddhaloka offered prayers to the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Puruṣottama. ।। 8-4-2 ।।

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    योऽसौ ग्राहः स वै सद्यः परमाश्चर्यरूपधृक् । मुक्तो देवलशापेन हूहूर्गन्धर्वसत्तमः ।। ८-४-३ ।।

    The best of the Gandharvas, King Hūhū, having been cursed by Devala Muni, had become a crocodile. Now, having been delivered by the Supreme Personality of Godhead, he assumed a very beautiful form as a Gandharva. ।। 8-4-3 ।।

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    प्रणम्य शिरसाधीशमुत्तमश्लोकमव्ययम् । अगायत यशोधाम कीर्तन्यगुणसत्कथम् ।। ८-४-४ ।।

    Understanding by whose mercy this had happened, he immediately offered his respectful obeisances with his head and began chanting prayers just suitable for the transcendental Lord, the supreme eternal, who is worshiped by the choicest verses. ।। 8-4-4 ।।

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    सोऽनुकम्पित ईशेन परिक्रम्य प्रणम्य तम् । लोकस्य पश्यतो लोकं स्वमगान्मुक्तकिल्बिषः ।। ८-४-५ ।।

    Having been favored by the causeless mercy of the Supreme Personality of Godhead and having regained his original form, King Hūhū circumambulated the Lord and offered his obeisances. Then, in the presence of all the demigods, headed by Brahmā, he returned to Gandharvaloka. He had been freed of all sinful reactions. ।। 8-4-5 ।।