अंशुमांश्च तपस्तेपे गङ्गानयनकाम्यया ।
कालं महान्तं नाशक्नोत् तत: कालेन संस्थित: ॥ १ ॥
aṁśumāṁś ca tapas tepe
kālaṁ mahāntaṁ nāśaknot
tataḥ kālena saṁsthitaḥ
śrī-śukaḥ uvāca — Śrī Śukadeva Gosvāmī said; aṁśumān — the king named Aṁśumān; ca — also; tapaḥ tepe — executed austerity; gaṅgā — the Ganges; ānayana-kāmyayā — with a desire to bring the Ganges to this material world to deliver his forefathers; kālam — time; mahāntam — for a long duration; na — not; aśaknot — was successful; tataḥ — thereafter; kālena — in due course of time; saṁsthitaḥ — died.
Śukadeva Gosvāmī continued: King Aṁśumān, like his grandfather, performed austerities for a very long time. Nonetheless, he could not bring the Ganges to this material world, and thereafter, in due course of time, he died.