जनेषु प्रगृणत्स्वेवं पृथुं पृथुलविक्रमम् ।
तत्रोपजग्मुर्मुनयश्चत्वार: सूर्यवर्चस: ॥ १ ॥
janeṣu pragṛṇatsv evaṁ
maitreyaḥ uvāca — the great sage Maitreya continued to speak; janeṣu — the citizens; pragṛṇatsu — while praying for; evam — thus; pṛthum — unto Mahārāja Pṛthu; pṛthula — highly; vikramam — powerful; tatra — there; upajagmuḥ — arrived; munayaḥ — the Kumāras; catvāraḥ — four; sūrya — as the sun; varcasaḥ — bright.
The great sage Maitreya said: While the citizens were thus praying to the most powerful King Pṛthu, the four Kumāras, who were as bright as the sun, arrived on the spot.