बहूनामेमि प्रथमो बहूनामेमि मध्यमः ।
किँ स्विद्यमस्य कर्तव्यं यन्मयाऽद्य करिष्यति ॥ ५॥
bahūnāmemi prathamo bahūnāmemi madhyamaḥ .
kim̐ svidyamasya kartavyaṃ yanmayā’dya kariṣyati .. 5..
Among many I am the first; or among many I am the middlemost. But certainly I am never the last. What purpose of the King of Death will my father serve today by thus giving me away to him?