स्रुग्घस्ताञ्जुह्वतोऽभ्येत्य स्वयम्भू: प्रत्यषेधत ॥ २९ ॥
srug-ghastāñ juhvato ’bhyetya
iti — thus; āmantrya — after informing; kratu-patim — King Pṛthu, the master of the sacrifice; vidura — O Vidura; asya — of Pṛthu; ṛtvijaḥ — the priests; ruṣā — in great anger; sruk-hastān — with the sacrificial ladle in hand; juhvataḥ — performing the fire sacrifice; abhyetya — having begun; svayambhūḥ — Lord Brahmā; pratyaṣedhata — asked them to stop.
My dear Vidura, after giving the King this advice, the priests who had been engaged in performing the sacrifice called for Indra, the King of heaven, in a mood of great anger. When they were just ready to put the oblation in the fire, Lord Brahmā appeared on the scene and forbade them to start the sacrifice.