|Canto 12: The Age of Deterioration||Chapter 8: Mārkaṇḍeya's Prayers to Nara-Nārāyaṇa Ṛṣi|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 12.8.15
etat purandaro jñātvā
saptame 'smin kilāntare
etat — this; purandaraḥ — Lord Indra; jñātvā — learning; saptame — in the seventh; asmin — this; kila — indeed; antare — reign of Manu; tapaḥ — of the austerities; viśańkitaḥ — becoming fearful; brahman — O brāhmaṇa Śaunaka; ārebhe — he set into motion; tat — of that austeritv; vighāṭanam — obstruction.
O brāhmaṇa, during the seventh reign of Manu, the current age, Lord Indra came to know of Mārkaṇḍeya's austerities and became fearful of his growing mystic potency. Thus he tried to impede the sage's penance.
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