|Canto 9: Liberation||Chapter 5: Durvasa Muni's Life Spared|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Srimad Bhagavatam 9.5.23
samvatsaro 'tyagat tavad
yavata nagato gatah
rajab-bhaksho babhuva ha
samvatsarah -- one complete year; atyagat -- passed; tavat -- as long as; yavata -- so long; na -- not; agatah -- returned; gatah -- Durvasa Muni, who had left that place; munih -- the great sage; tat-darsana-akankshah -- desiring to see him again; raja -- the King; ap-bhakshah -- taking only water; babhuva -- remained; ha -- indeed.
Durvasa Muni had left the place of Maharaja Ambarisha, 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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His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Founder Acarya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness