SB 8.1.8


sunandāyāṁ varṣa-śataṁ
padaikena bhuvaṁ spṛśan
tapyamānas tapo ghoram
idam anvāha bhārata


sunandāyāmplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigsunandāyām

on the bank of the River Sunandā.
—on the bank of the River Sunandā; varṣaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigvarsa

in the last year; lands; of tracts of land; of years; rain; the rain; years.
-śatamplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigsatam

among elevated devotees; by great devotees; by the devotees; civilized gentlemen; devotees; good; of all devotees; of devotees; of great saintly persons; of persons who prefer the impersonal feature of the Lord; of pure devotees; of saintly persons; of the devotees; of the devotees of the Lord; of the great devotees; of the great sages; of the most respectable; of the pious; of the saintly persons; of the transcendentalists; of the truthful; of the Vaiṣṇavas; of the virtuous; of those who are spiritually fixed; of those who are to exist eternally; to the saintly.
—for one hundred years; padaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigpada

feet; foot; from their position in Vaikuṇṭha; her foot; legs; lotus feet; of feet; one verse; position; stanza; the legs; the lotus feet; the lotus feet of the Lord; the position; the verse; the word; verse; verses; words.
-ekenaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigekena

alone; by another foot; by one; on one only; one; with one.
—on one leg; bhuvamplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigbhuvam

the earth; the surface of the earth; to the planet earth.
—the earth; spṛśanplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigspṛśan

by touching; endeared; shaking; touching.
—touching; tapyamānaḥplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigtapyamānaḥ

executing austerities; he performed austerities.
—he performed austerities; tapaḥplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigtapah

and austerities; austerities (such as observing fasts at least twice in a month on the day of Ekādaśī); austerities; austerities and penances; austerities like mental control, mystic //yoga// and meditation; austerity; austerity and penance; by austerities; by austerity; in austerity; of austerity; penance; penances; practice of austerities and penances; the austerity; the performers of austerities; the planetary system above the Janas; the regulative principles of austerity; the result of austerity; the Tapoloka planet; the Tapoloka planetary system; trueness to one's responsibility; with austerities.
—austerities; ghoramplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigghoram

extremely fierce; fearful; ghastly; harmful to others; horrible; intolerant; severe; terrible; very fearful; very severe.
—very severe; idamplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigidam

all of this cosmic manifestation; all these; all these manifestations; all these phenomena; all these planets; all these things; all this; as it is; here; in their own measurement; in this material world; in this way; in this world; is this; like this; on this (as follows); on this (path); the cosmic manifestation is produced; the following; the following words; the universe rests; the whole; the whole universe; these; these words; this (//Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam//); this (all the land given to them); this (body); this (cosmic manifestation); this (creation); this (life); this (material body); this (material world); this (news); this (the body and senses); this (universe); this (world); this; this body; this body of Brahmā; this cosmic manifestation; this cosmic manifestation is created and maintained; this creation; this description of the characteristics of Vāmanadeva; this entire cosmic manifestation; this entire universe; this glorification; this incident; this lamentation; this manifestation; this material attachment; this material world; this phenomenal world; this philosophy of life; this prayer; this present form; this ultimate abode of the Supreme Personality of Godhead; this universe; this Vedic literature (//Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam//); this whole material world; this whole universe; this world; thus; whatever we can see; which we see.
—the following; anvāhaplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_biganvāha

and spoke.
—and spoke; bhārataplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigbharata

Lord Bharata; the descendants of King Bharata.
—O scion of Bharata.


O scion of Bharata, after Svāyambhuva Manu had thus entered the forest with his wife, he stood on one leg on the bank of the River Sunandā, and in this way, with only one leg touching the earth, he performed great austerities for one hundred years. While performing these austerities, he spoke as follows.


Śrīla Viśvanātha Cakravartī Ṭhākura comments that the word anvāha means that he chanted or murmured to himself, not that he lectured to anyone.