1. 31

    राजाधिदेवी चैतेषां भगिन्यः पञ्च कन्यकाः । कुन्तेः सख्युः पिता शूरो ह्यपुत्रस्य पृथामदात् ।। ९-२४-३१ ।।

    And Rājādhidevī, were Vasudeva’s sisters. Śūra gave Pṛthā to his friend Kunti, who had no issue, and therefore another name of Pṛthā was Kuntī. ।। 9-24-31 ।।

  2. 32

    साऽऽप दुर्वाससो विद्यां देवहूतीं प्रतोषितात् । तस्या वीर्यपरीक्षार्थमाजुहाव रविं शुचिम् ।। ९-२४-३२ ।।

    Once when Durvāsā was a guest at the house of Pṛthā’s father, Kunti, Pṛthā satisfied Durvāsā by rendering service. Therefore she received a mystic power by which she could call any demigod. To examine the potency of this mystic power, the pious Kuntī immediately called for the sun-god. ।। 9-24-32 ।।

  3. 33

    तदैवोपागतं देवं वीक्ष्य विस्मितमानसा । प्रत्ययार्थं प्रयुक्ता मे याहि देव क्षमस्व मे ।। ९-२४-३३ ।।

    As soon as Kuntī called for the demigod of the sun, he immediately appeared before her, and she was very much surprised. She told the sun-god, “I was simply examining the effectiveness of this mystic power. I am sorry I have called you unnecessarily. Please return and excuse me.” ।। 9-24-33 ।।

  4. 34

    अमोघं दर्शनं देवि आदित्से त्वयि चात्मजम् । योनिर्यथा न दुष्येत कर्ताहं ते सुमध्यमे ।। ९-२४-३४ ।।

    The sun-god said: O beautiful Pṛthā, your meeting with the demigods cannot be fruitless. Therefore, let me place my seed in your womb so that you may bear a son. I shall arrange to keep your virginity intact, since you are still an unmarried girl. ।। 9-24-34 ।।

  5. 35

    इति तस्यां स आधाय गर्भं सूर्यो दिवं गतः । सद्यः कुमारः सञ्जज्ञे द्वितीय इव भास्करः ।। ९-२४-३५ ।।

    After saying this, the sun-god discharged his semen into the womb of Pṛthā and then returned to the celestial kingdom. Immediately thereafter, from Kuntī a child was born, who was like a second sun-god. ।। 9-24-35 ।।