मनवोऽस्मिन्व्यतीता: षट् कल्पे स्वायम्भुवादय: ।
आद्यस्ते कथितो यत्र देवादीनां च सम्भव: ॥ ४ ॥
manavo ’smin vyatītāḥ ṣaṭ
ādyas te kathito yatra
devādīnāṁ ca sambhavaḥ
śrī-ṛṣiḥ uvāca — the great saint Śukadeva Gosvāmī said; manavaḥ — Manus; asmin — during this period (one day of Brahmā); vyatītāḥ — already past; ṣaṭ — six; kalpe — in this duration of Brahmā’s day; svāyambhuva — Svāyambhuva Manu; ādayaḥ — and others; ādyaḥ — the first one (Svāyambhuva); te — unto you; kathitaḥ — I have already described; yatra — wherein; deva-ādīnām — of all the demigods; ca — also; sambhavaḥ — the appearance.
Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: In the present kalpa there have already been six Manus. I have described to you Svāyambhuva Manu and the appearance of many demigods. In this kalpa of Brahmā, Svāyambhuva is the first Manu.