iti sma rÄjÄdhyavasÄya-yuktaá¸¥
prÄcÄ«na-mÅ«leá¹£u kuÅeá¹£u dhÄ«raá¸¥
udaá¹ -mukho daká¹£iá¹a-kÅ«la Äste
iti - thus; sma - as in the past; rÄjÄ - the King; adhyavasÄya - perseverance; yuktaá¸¥ - being engaged; prÄcÄ«na - eastern; mÅ«leá¹£u - with the root; kuÅeá¹£u - on a seat made of kuÅa straw; dhÄ«raá¸¥ - self-controlled; udaá¹ -mukhaá¸¥ - facing the northern side; daká¹£iá¹a - on the southern; kÅ«le - bank; Äste - situated; samudra - the sea; patnyÄá¸¥ - wife of (the Ganges); sva - own; suta - son; nyasta - given over; bhÄraá¸¥ - the charge of administration.
The River Ganges is celebrated as the wife of the sea. The seat of kuÅa straw is considered to be sanctified if the straw is taken out of the earth complete with root, and if the root is pointed toward the east it is considered to be auspicious. Facing the north is still more favorable for attaining spiritual success. MahÄrÄja ParÄ«ká¹£it handed over the charge of administration to his son before leaving home. He was thus fully equipped for all favorable conditions.