|Canto 12: The Age of Deterioration||Chapter 9: Mārkaṇḍeya Ṛṣi Sees the Illusory Potency of the Lord|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 12.9.15
sa-kṣmāntarikṣaḿ sa-divaḿ sa-bhā-gaṇaḿ
trai-lokyam āsīt saha digbhir āplutam
sa eka evorvarito mahā-munir
babhrāma vikṣipya jaṭā jaḍāndha-vat
sa — along with; kṣmā — the earth; antarikṣam — and outer space; sa-divam — along with the heavenly planets; sa-bhā-gaṇam — along with all the celestial bodies; trai-lokyam — the three worlds; āsīt — became; saha — along with; digbhiḥ — all the directions; āplutam — flooded; saḥ — he; ekaḥ — alone; eva — indeed; urvaritaḥ — remaining; mahā-muniḥ — the great sage; babhrāma — wandered about; vikṣipya — scattering; jaṭāḥ — his matted locks; jaḍa — a dumb person; andha — a blind person; vat — like.
The water inundated the earth, outer space, heaven and the celestial region. Indeed, the entire expanse of the universe was flooded in all directions, and out of all its inhabitants only Mārkaṇḍeya remained. His matted hair scattered, the great sage wandered about alone in the water as if dumb and blind.
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