अथादीक्षत राजा तु हयमेधशतेन स: ।
ब्रह्मावर्ते मनो: क्षेत्रे यत्र प्राची सरस्वती ॥ १ ॥
athādīkṣata rājā tu
brahmāvarte manoḥ kṣetre
yatra prācī sarasvatī
maitreyaḥ uvāca — the sage Maitreya said; atha — thereafter; adīkṣata — took initiation; rājā — the King; tu — then; haya — horse; medha — sacrifices; śatena — to perform one hundred; saḥ — he; brahmāvarte — known as Brahmāvarta; manoḥ — of Svāyambhuva Manu; kṣetre — in the land; yatra — where; prācī — eastern; sarasvatī — the river named Sarasvatī.
The great sage Maitreya continued: My dear Vidura, King Pṛthu initiated the performance of one hundred horse sacrifices at the spot where the river Sarasvatī flows towards the east. This piece of land is known as Brahmāvarta, and it was controlled by Svāyambhuva Manu.