स मनु: पङ्कजसम्भवाङ्गजन्मा ।
चरितं ते कथयन् सुखं निनाय ॥१॥
||meditating properly on Thy pair of lotus feet
||that Manu (Swayambhuva)
||the son of Brahmaa
||his own Manvantara
||free from all hindrances
|चरितम् ते कथयन्
||recounting Thy glories
That Swayambhuva Manu, the son of Brahmaa, spent his own Manvantara peacefully, free from all hindrances, meditating on Thy pair of lotus feet and recounting Thy glories.
समये खलु तत्र कर्दमाख्यो
भगवंस्त्वामयुतं समा: सिषेवे ॥२॥
|समये खलु तत्र
||at that very time
||(the Prajaapati) named Kardama
||born from the shadow of Brahmaa
||following his (Brahmaa's) words
||keenly interested in creation
||O Lord! Who are naturally charming
||for ten thousand years
During that time the Prajaapati named Kardama who was born from the shadow of Brahmaa, following his (Brahmaa's) words became keenly interested in creation. He worshipped Thee who are naturally charming, for ten thousand years.
हसितोल्लसिताननं विभो त्वं
वपुराविष्कुरुषे स्म कर्दमाय ॥३॥
||as beautiful as a dark rain-bearing cloud
||holding in Thy hand a lustrous lotus
||(with Thy) face lit up with a smile
||O Lord! Thou
||(Thy) form did manifest
O Lord! Thou manifested Thy form for Kardama, sitting on Garuda, as beautiful as a dark rain-bearing cloud, holding a lustruous lotus in Thy hand, with your face lit up with a smile.
स्तुवते पुलकावृताय तस्मै
मनुपुत्रीं दयितां नवापि पुत्री: ।
कपिलं च सुतं स्वमेव पश्चात्
स्वगतिं चाप्यनुगृह्य निर्गतोऽभू: ॥४॥
|स्तुवते पुलक-आवृताय तस्मै
||with horripilation over his body, who was praising (Thee) to him
||the daughter of Manu (Devahooti)
||also nine daughters
|कपिलं च सुतम्
||and Kapil as son
||and union with Thee also conferring
Kardama was praising Thee thrilled with devotion. Thou blessed that he would have Manu's daughter Devahooti as wife. Thou also blessed that he would have nine daughters, that Thou Thyself will be born as his son Kapil and also that he (Kadarma) would finally attain union with Thee.
स मनु: शतरूपया महिष्या
गुणवत्या सुतया च देवहूत्या ।
समगात् कर्दममागतिप्रतीक्षम् ॥५॥
||(along with) queen Shatarupaa
|गुणवत्या सुतया देवहूत्या च
||and the virtuous daughter Devahooti
||advised by Naarada who was prompted by Thee
||(who was) awaiting (their) arrival
Manu along with his queen wife Shatarupa and the virtuous daughter Devahooti, as advised by Naarada who was prompted by Thee, approached Kardama who was awaiting their arrival.
मनुनोपहृतां च देवहूतिं
तरुणीरत्नमवाप्य कर्दमोऽसौ ।
दृढशुश्रूषणया दधौ प्रसादम् ॥६॥
||and given respectfully by Manu
||Devahooti, a jewel among damsels
||having got, that Kardama
||though content with worshipping Thee,
||by her dedicated service
||(was) pleased with her
Devahooti who was a gem among women was respectfully given by Manu to Kardama. Kardama, though solely delighted in worshipping Thee, was pleased with her by her dedicated service to him.
द्दयिताकामकृते कृते विमाने ।
व्यहरद्देवपथेषु देवहूत्या ॥७॥
||because of the glory of Thy worship
||for fulfilling the desires of his loving wife
||in the aerial vehicle which was made
||full of female attendents
||taking on a new body
||sported in the garden of the gods
Thereafter Kardama by the glory of worshipping Thee, to fulfill the desires of his loving wife, took on a new body, got an aerial vehicle made, which was full of female attendents, and sported in the garden of the gods along with Devahooti.
शतवर्षमथ व्यतीत्य सोऽयं
नव कन्या: समवाप्य धन्यरूपा: ।
हितकृत्त्वज्जननोत्सुको न्यवात्सीत् ॥८॥
||then after spending a hundred years
||that this (Kardama)
|नव कन्या: समवाप्य
||nine daughters begetting
||who were very beautiful
||though preparing to go to the forest
||wishing to fulfill the desire of his wife (and)
||eager for Thy birth (as his son)
||stayed on (at home)
After spending a hundred years thus and begetting nine very beautiful daughters, Kardama wanted to take up the ascetic life and retire to the forest. Yeilding to his wife's wishes and eagerly awaiting Thy birth as their son, he continued to stay on at home.
निरतायामथ देव देवहूत्याम् ।
प्रथयिष्यन् परमात्मतत्त्वविद्याम् ॥९॥
||at the words of her husband
||who was ever intent on Thy worship
||then, O Lord!
||as Kapil Thou were born
||amongst the people
||the knowledge of the truth of the Supreme Being
O Lord! To Devahooti who, on the advise of her husband was ever engaged in worshipping Thee, Thou were born as Kapil in order to teach mankind the means for the attainment of the Supreme Reality.
वनमेयुषि कर्दमे प्रसन्ने
मतसर्वस्वमुपादिशन् जनन्यै ।
त्वरितं त्वं परिपाहि मां गदौघात् ॥१०॥
|वनम्-एयुषि कर्दमे प्रसन्ने
||when Kardama left for the forest happily
||the entire philosophy (of Thine)
||(Thou) imparted to (Thy) mother
||O Thou incarnate as Kapil!
||O Lord of Guruvaayur!
||me from my many misries
O Lord of Guruvaayur! Who were incarnate as Kapil, when Kardama left for the forest with a sense of fulfillment, Thou imparted the whole of Thy philosophy to Thy mother. Deign to hastily save me from my many ailments.