पित्रा दत्ता यतो यास्ये सानुगा यातु मामनु ॥ २८ ॥
pitrā dattā yato yāsye
sānugā yātu mām anu
tathā iti — when King Vṛṣaparvā agreed to Śukrācārya’s proposal; avasthite — the situation being settled in this way; prāha — said; devayānī — the daughter of Śukrācārya; manogatam — her desire; pitrā — by the father; dattā — given; yataḥ — to whomever; yāsye — I shall go; sa-anugā — with her friends; yātu — shall go; mām anu — as my follower or servant.
After hearing Śukrācārya’s request, Vṛṣaparvā agreed to fulfill Devayānī’s desire, and he awaited her words. Devayānī then expressed her desire as follows: “Whenever I marry by the order of my father, my friend Śarmiṣṭhā must go with me as my maidservant, along with her friends.”