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Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.5.23
saḿvatsaro 'tyagāt tāvad
yāvatā nāgato gataḥ
rājāb-bhakṣo babhūva ha
saḿvatsaraḥ — one complete year; atyagāt — passed; tāvat — as long as; yāvatā — so long; na — not; āgataḥ — returned; gataḥ — Durvāsā Muni, who had left that place; muniḥ — the great sage; tat-darśana-ākāńkṣaḥ — desiring to see him again; rājā — the King; ap-bhakṣaḥ — taking only water; babhūva — remained; ha — indeed.
Durvāsā Muni had left the place of Mahārāja Ambarīṣa, and as long as he had not returned — for one complete year — the King had fasted, maintaining himself simply by drinking water.
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