1. 41

    उपलभ्य मुदा युक्तः समुवास तया निशाम् । अथैनमुर्वशी प्राह कृपणं विरहातुरम् ।। ९-१४-४१ ।।

    Having regained Urvaśī at the end of the year, King Purūravā was most jubilant, and he enjoyed her company in sex for one night. But then he was very sorry at the thought of separation from her, so Urvaśī spoke to him as follows. ।। 9-14-41 ।।

  2. 42

    गन्धर्वानुपधावेमांस्तुभ्यं दास्यन्ति मामिति । तस्य संस्तुवतस्तुष्टा अग्निस्थालीं ददुर्नृप । उर्वशीं मन्यमानस्तां सोऽबुध्यत चरन् वने ।। ९-१४-४२ ।।

    Urvaśī said: “My dear King, seek shelter of the Gandharvas, for they will be able to deliver me to you again.” In accordance with these words, the King satisfied the Gandharvas by prayers, and the Gandharvas, being pleased with him, gave him an Agnisthālī girl who looked exactly like Urvaśī. Thinking that the girl was Urvaśī, the King began walking with her in the forest, but later he could understand that she was not Urvaśī but Agnisthālī. ।। 9-14-42 ।।

  3. 43

    स्थालीं न्यस्य वने गत्वा गृहानाध्यायतो निशि । त्रेतायां सम्प्रवृत्तायां मनसि त्रय्यवर्तत ।। ९-१४-४३ ।।

    King Purūravā then left Agnisthālī in the forest and returned home, where he meditated all night upon Urvaśī. In the course of his meditation, the Tretā millennium began, and therefore the principles of the three Vedas, including the process of performing yajña to fulfill fruitive activities, appeared within his heart. ।। 9-14-43 ।।

  4. 44

    स्थालीस्थानं गतोऽश्वत्थं शमीगर्भं विलक्ष्य सः । तेन द्वे अरणी कृत्वा उर्वशीलोककाम्यया ।। ९-१४-४४ ।।

    When the process of fruitive yajña became manifest within his heart, King Purūravā went to the same spot where he had left Agnisthālī. There he saw that from the womb of a śamī tree, an aśvattha tree had grown. He then took a piece of wood from that tree and made it into two araṇis. Desiring to go to the planet where Urvaśī resided, ।। 9-14-44 ।।

  5. 45

    उर्वशीं मन्त्रतो ध्यायन्नधरारणिमुत्तराम् । आत्मानमुभयोर्मध्ये यत्तत्प्रव्रजनं प्रभुः ।। ९-१४-४५ ।।

    He chanted mantras, meditating upon the lower araṇi as Urvaśī, the upper one as himself, and the piece of wood between them as his son. In this way he began to ignite a fire. ।। 9-14-45 ।।