प्रत्यगृह्णन् महाभागं गीतवाद्येन भूयसा ॥ २४ ॥
narā nāryo ’mara-prabhāḥ
evam — thus; mīmāṁsamānam — who was deeply pondering; tam — him; narāḥ — the men; nāryaḥ — and women; amara — like the demigods’; prabhāḥ — whose effulgent complexions; pratyagṛhṇan — greeted; mahā-bhāgam — most fortunate; gīta — with singing; vādyena — and instrumental accompaniment; bhūyasā — loud.
As he continued to ponder in this way, the beautiful men — and maidservants, as effulgent as demigods, came forward to greet their greatly fortunate master with loud song and instrumental music.
As explained by Ācārya Viśvanātha Cakravartī, the word pratyagṛhṇan (“they acknowledged in turn”) indicates that first Sudāmā accepted the servants within his mind, deciding “My Lord must want me to have them,” and in response to the visible change in his attitude, they approached him as their master.