gargya bhargya visalad
yasta cchrutva nanditah sthitah
kathopa kathanam jatam
When great personalities, such as Gargya, Bhargya, and Visala heard
about thes e pastime s o f Lor d Kalki , the y becam e extremel y pleased .
From tha t tim e onwards , th e inhabitant s o f Sambhal a simpl y absorbe d
themselves in repeatedly hearing and chanting th e glories of Lord Kalki.
visakha yupa bhupalah
srutva tesanca bhasitam
King VisakhayOpa als o came t o hear thes e w-onderful discussions of
Lord Kalki and thus he became convinced that the Supreme Lord Han
had incarnated in this world to destroy the influence of Kah-yuga.
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brahmanan ksatnyan vaisyan
sudrdnapi hareh pnydn
King Visakhayupa could see that the people of his capital, Mahismati,
including th e brahmanas, ksatnyas, vaisyas an d sudras, ha d suddenl y
experienced a change of heart so that they were now performing sacrifices ,
giving chanty, and undergoin g austerities .
svadharma niratdn drstava
pradur bhavdcchnyah pateh
Due t o th e influenc e o f th e incarnatio n o f th e Suprem e Lord , th e
husband o f goddess LaksmI, everyone i n the capita l became a follower o f
religious principle s Th e kin g als o became pious , so that h e maintaine d
his subjects wit h a pure heart .
adharma vamsyastan drstvd
janan dharma hyapardn
lobha nrtddayo jagmus
tadesat duhkhitdn bhrsam
Those who had bee n bor n i n sinfu l familie s als o became incline d t o
executing religiou s principles . Whe n th e greedy , wretche d peopl e wh o
were totally devoid of truthfulness, being servants of Kali, saw this change
of heart, they became very unhappy and lef t th e country .
jattram turaga mdruhya
damsitah sasaram cdpam
Thereafter, Lor d Kalk i picke d u p Hi s brightl y shinin g triden t an d
bow and arrow s an d se t ou t from Hi s palace, riding upo n Hi s victoriou s
horse and wearing His amulet.
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prdydt sadhujana priyah
kalkim drastum hareram sa
When th e kin g o f tha t country , Visakhayupa , wh o was very dea r t o
saintly persons, realized that Lord Kalki, the incarnation o f the Supreme
Lord, Han, had appeared, he went to see Him
kavim prajnam sumantunca
gargya bhargya visalaisca
purddvahih surmr yadvad
The king saw that, just as Indra, the king of heaven, rides on the back
of his horse, Uccahisrava, in the midst of the demigods, and as the moon
is surrounded by all the stars, Lord Kalki was seated on the back of His
horse, surrounded by many greatly intelligent and powerful personalities,
including Sumanta, Gargya, Bhargya, and Visala.
visakhay upo’ vanatah
kalkeralo kanat sadyah
As soon as King Visakhayupa saw Lord Kalki, he became stunned in
ecstasy and the hairs of his body stood on end. He offered his obeisances
to Lord Kalki so that by His mercy, the king became a devotee of the