पयोव्रतेनानुगुणं समीडित: ।
स्वांशेन पुत्रत्वमुपेत्य ते सुतान्
गोप्तास्मि मारीचतपस्यधिष्ठित: ॥ १८ ॥
svāṁśena putratvam upetya te sutān
goptāsmi mārīca-tapasy adhiṣṭhitaḥ
tvayā — by you; arcitaḥ — being worshiped; ca — also; aham — I; apatya-guptaye — giving protection to your sons; payaḥ-vratena — by the payo-vrata vow; anuguṇam — as far as possible; samīḍitaḥ — properly worshiped; sva-aṁśena — by My plenary portion; putratvam — becoming your son; upetya — taking this opportunity; te sutān — to your other sons; goptā asmi — I shall give protection; mārīca — of Kaśyapa Muni; tapasi — in the austerity; adhiṣṭhitaḥ — situated.
You have prayed to Me and properly worshiped Me by performing the great payo-vrata ceremony for the sake of protecting your sons. Because of Kaśyapa Muni’s austerities, I shall agree to become your son and thus protect your other sons.