कैर्धृताञ्जलिभिर्नेमु: श्रुतपूर्वांस्तथा मुनीन् ॥ २३ ॥
kair dhṛtāñjalibhir nemuḥ
śruta-pūrvāṁs tathā munīn
dṛṣṭvā — seeing; te — they; uttamaḥ-ślokam — Lord Kṛṣṇa, who is praised in sublime poetry; prīti — with love; utphulla — broadly blossoming; ānana — their faces; āśayāḥ — and hearts; kaiḥ — on their heads; dhṛta — held; añjalibhiḥ — with joined palms; nemuḥ — they bowed down; śruta — heard of; pūrvān — before; tathā — also; munīn — to the sages.
As soon as the people saw Lord Uttamaḥśloka, their faces and hearts blossomed with affection. Joining their palms above their heads, they bowed down to the Lord and to the sages accompanying Him, whom they had previously only heard about.