स वालिखिल्यवचनादस्थीन्यादाय विस्मित: ।
प्रास्य प्राचीसरस्वत्यां स्नात्वा धाम स्वमन्वगात् ॥ ४० ॥
savimāno hy avāk-śirāḥ
asthīny ādāya vismitaḥ
snātvā dhāma svam anvagāt
gaganāt — from the sky; nyapatat — fell; sadyaḥ — suddenly; sa-vimānaḥ — with his airplane; hi — certainly; avāk-śirāḥ — with his head downward; saḥ — he; vālikhilya — of the great sages named the Vālikhilyas; vacanāt — by the instructions; asthīni — all the bones; ādāya — taking; vismitaḥ — struck with wonder; prāsya — throwing; prācī-sarasvatyām — in the river Sarasvatī, which flows to the east; snātvā — bathing in that river; dhāma — to the abode; svam — his own; anvagāt — returned.
Suddenly Citraratha was forced to fall from the sky headfirst with his airplane. Struck with wonder, he was ordered by the great sages named the Vālikhilyas to throw the brāhmaṇa’s bones in the nearby river Sarasvatī. He had to do this and bathe in the river before returning to his own abode.