kuveratmajau baddha-murtyaiva yadvat
tvaya mocitau bhakti-bhajau krtau ca
tatha prema-bhaktim svakam me prayaccha
na mokse graho me ‘sti damodareha
O Lord Damodara, just as the two sons of Kuvera–Manigriva and Nalakuvara–were delivered from the curse of Narada and made into great devotees by You in Your form as a baby tied with rope to a wooden grinding mortar, in the same way, please give to me Your own prema-bhakti. I only long for this and have no desire for any kind of liberation.
Once the two sons of Kuvera, the treasurer of the demigods, namely Nalakuvera and Manigriva, being intoxicated with pride and having taken intoxicants, were enjoying themselves in the company of young heavenly damsels in a lake, when Narad Muni happened to pass that way. Seeing the great sage approach, all the damsels immediately came out of the water, hastily covered themselves with their clothing and paid respects to him. However, the two sons of Kuvera did not feel any shame in standing naked in front of the great sage and, neglecting his presence,were calling the damsels to come back. Seeing their fallen condition and, being naturally compassionate by nature, desiring to benefit them, Narad Muni, feigning anger, cursed them to take their birth as trees. Hearing the curse, the two of them realised their mistake and begged for forgiveness, to which Narad Muni informed them that they shall take birth as Arjun trees in Vrindavan, and when the Supreme Personality of Godhead Sri Krishna will come there to perform his childhood pastimes, he shall deliver them from the curse. Remembering this curse, which in truth was a great benediction, Lord Krishna, in order to fulfill the words of his great devotee, Narad Muni, dragged the grinding mortar in between the two trees and pulled, so that the two trees came crashing down and the two demigods were freed from their curse. However, due to the mercy of Narad Muni, not only were they delivered from the curse, but they were also blessed with Krishna bhakti, so that from that time onwards they were constantly engaged in glorifying and serving Lord Damodar. Remembering how the Lord mercifully bestowed his prema-bhakti upon the two sons of Kuvera, Satyavrata Muni is also praying to be blessed with unalloyed devotional service to the lotus feet of his most worshipful Lord, Sri Damodar.