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Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 8.7.2
hariḥ purastāj jagṛhe
pūrvaḿ devās tato 'bhavan
hariḥ — the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Ajita; purastāt — from the front; jagṛhe — took; pūrvam — at first; devāḥ — the demigods; tataḥ — thereafter; abhavan — took the front portion of Vāsuki.
The Personality of Godhead, Ajita, grasped the front portion of the snake, and then the demigods followed.
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