यथाभिकामं वितरामि ते वरम् ।
प्रीयेय तोयेन नृणां प्रपद्यता-
महो त्वयात्मा भृशमर्द्यते वृथा ॥ २० ॥
yathābhikāmaṁ vitarāmi te varam
prīyeya toyena nṛṇāṁ prapadyatām
aho tvayātmā bhṛśam ardyate vṛthā
tam — to him; āha — he (Lord Śiva) said; ca — and; aṅga — my dear; alam alam — enough, enough; vṛṇīṣva — please choose a benediction; me — from me; yathā — howsoever; abhikāmam — you desire; vitarāmi — I will bestow; te — to you; varam — your chosen boon; prīyeya — I become pleased; toyena — with water; nṛṇām — from persons; prapadyatām — who approach me for shelter; aho — ah; tvayā — by you; ātmā — your body; bhṛśam — excessively; ardyate — tormented; vṛthā — in vain.
Lord Śiva said to him: My friend, please stop, stop! Ask from me whatever you want, and I will bestow that boon upon you. Alas, you have subjected your body to great torment for no reason, since I am pleased with a simple offering of water from those who approach me for shelter.