उत्तरापथगोप्तारो ब्रह्मण्या धर्मवत्सला: ॥ १६ ॥
karūṣāt — from Karūṣa; mānavāt — from the son of Manu; āsan — there was; kārūṣāḥ — called the Kārūṣas; kṣatra-jātayaḥ — a group of kṣatriyas; uttarā — northern; patha — of the direction; goptāraḥ — kings; brahmaṇyāḥ — celebrated protectors of the brahminical culture; dharma-vatsalāḥ — extremely religious.
From Karūṣa, another son of Manu, came the Kārūṣa dynasty, a family of kṣatriyas. The Kārūṣa kṣatriyas were the kings of the northern direction. They were celebrated protectors of brahminical culture and were all firmly religious.