इतिहासपुराणानि शृण्वन्तं मङ्गलानि च ॥ २८ ॥
dadataṁ gāḥ sv-alaṅkṛtāḥ
śṛṇvantaṁ maṅgalāni ca
Somewhere He was giving well-decorated cows to exalted brāhmaṇas, and elsewhere he was listening to the auspicious narration of epic histories and Purāṇas.
Śrīla Viśvanātha Cakravartī informs us that giving cows in charity occurs in the morning, while hearing the histories takes place in the afternoon.