|Canto 12: The Age of Deterioration||Chapter 10: Lord Śiva and Umā Glorify Mārkaṇḍeya Ṛṣi|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 12.10.18
evaḿ stutaḥ sa bhagavān
ādi-devaḥ satāḿ gatiḥ
prahasaḿs tam abhāṣata
sūtaḥ uvāca — Sūta Gosvāmī said; evam — in these words; stutaḥ — praised; saḥ — he; bhagavān — the powerful Lord Śiva; ādi-devaḥ — the foremost of demigods; satām — of the saintly devotees; gatiḥ — the shelter; parituṣṭaḥ — perfectly satisfied; prasanna-ātmā — happy in his mind; prahasan — smiling; tam — to Mārkaṇḍeya; abhāṣata — spoke.
Sūta Gosvāmī said: Lord Śiva, the foremost demigod and the shelter of the saintly devotees, was satisfied by Mārkaṇḍeya's praise. Pleased, he smiled and addressed the sage.
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