सव्याहृतिकान् सोंकारांश्चातुर्होत्रविवक्षया ॥ ४४ ॥
caturbhir vadanair vibhuḥ
tena — with that body of sounds; asau — he; caturaḥ — the four; vedān — Vedas; caturbhiḥ — from his four; vadanaiḥ — faces; vibhuḥ — the all-powerful; sa-vyāhṛtikān — along with the vyāhṛtis (the invocations of the names of the seven planetary systems: bhūḥ, bhuvaḥ, svaḥ, mahaḥ, janaḥ, tapaḥ and satya); sa-oṁkārān — along with the seed, om; cātuḥ-hotra — the four aspects of ritual sacrifice performed by the priests of each of the four Vedas; vivakṣayā — with the desire of describing.
All-powerful Brahmā made use of this collection of sounds to produce from his four faces the four Vedas, which appeared together with the sacred oṁkāra and the seven vyāhṛti invocations. His intention was to propagate the process of Vedic sacrifice according to the different functions performed by the priests of each of the four Vedas.