bhavatāṁ kiṁ vicāritaḥ
atha vā laukikas tan me
pṛcchataḥ sādhu bhaṇyatām
tatra tāvat — that being the case; kriyā-yogaḥ — this fruitive endeavor; bhavatām — of yours; kim — whether; vicāritaḥ — learned from the scriptures; atha vā — or else; laukikaḥ — of ordinary custom; tat — that; me — to Me; pṛcchataḥ — who am inquiring; sādhu — clearly; bhaṇyatām — it should be explained.
Such being the case, this ritualistic endeavor of yours should be clearly explained to Me. Is it a ceremony based on scriptural injunction, or simply a custom of ordinary society?