|Canto 12: The Age of Deterioration||Chapter 9: Mārkaṇḍeya Ṛṣi Sees the Illusory Potency of the Lord|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 12.9.1
saḿstuto bhagavān itthaḿ
prīta āha bhṛgūdvaham
sūtaḥ uvāca — Sūta Gosvāmī said; saḿstutaḥ — properly glorified; bhagavān — the Supreme Lord; ittham — in this way; mārkaṇḍeyena — by Mārkaṇḍeya; dhī-matā — the intelligent sage; nārāyaṇaḥ — Lord Nārāyaṇa; nara-sakhaḥ — the friend of Nara; prītaḥ — satisfied; āha — spoke; bhṛgu-udvaham — to the most eminent descendant of Bhṛgu.
Sūta Gosvāmī said: The Supreme Lord Nārāyaṇa, the friend of Nara, was satisfied by the proper glorification offered by the intelligent sage Mārkaṇḍeya. Thus the Lord addressed that excellent descendant of Bhṛgu.
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