|Canto 12: The Age of Deterioration||Chapter 8: Mārkaṇḍeya's Prayers to Nara-Nārāyaṇa Ṛṣi|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 12.8.33-34
tau śukla-kṛṣṇau nava-kañja-locanau
pavitra-pāṇī upavītakaḿ tri-vṛt
kamaṇḍaluḿ daṇḍam ṛjuḿ ca vaiṇavam
padmākṣa-mālām uta jantu-mārjanaḿ
vedaḿ ca sākṣāt tapa eva rūpiṇau
prāḿśū dadhānau vibudharṣabhārcitau
tau — the two of Them; śukla-kṛṣṇau — one white and the other black; nava-kañja — like blooming lotus flowers; locanau — Their eyes; catuḥ-bhujau — having four arms; raurava — black deerskin; valkala — and bark; ambarau — as Their clothing; pavitra — most purifying; pāṇī — Their hands; upavītakam — sacred thread; tri-vṛt — threefold; kamaṇḍalum — waterpot; daṇḍam — staff; ṛjum — straight; ca — and; vaiṇavam — made of bamboo; padma-akṣa — of lotus seeds; mālām — prayer beads; uta — and; jantu-mārjanam — which purifies all living beings; vedam — the Vedas (represented by bundles of darbha grass); ca — and; sākṣāt — directly; tapaḥ — austerity; eva — indeed; rūpiṇau — personified; tapat — blazing; taḍit — lightning; varṇa — the color; piśańga — yellowish; rociṣā — with Their effulgence; prāḿśu — very tall; dadhānau — bearing; vibudha-ṛṣabha — by the chief of the demigods; arcitau — worshiped.
One of Them was of a whitish complexion, the other blackish, and They both had four arms. Their eyes resembled the petals of blooming lotuses, and They wore garments of black deerskin and bark, along with the three-stranded sacred thread. In Their hands, which were most purifying, They carried the mendicant's waterpot, straight bamboo staff and lotus-seed prayer beads, as well as the all-purifying Vedas in the symbolic form of bundles of darbha grass. Their bearing was tall and Their yellow effulgence the color of radiant lightning. Appearing as austerity personified, They were being worshiped by the foremost demigods.
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