yo jayamanah sarvesam
tejas tejasvinam ruca
svayopadatta daksyac ca
karmanam daksam abruvan
anadir abhisicya ca
yuyoja yuyuje ’nyams ca
sa vai sarva-prajapatin
Translation by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada:
After being born, Daksa, by the superexcellence of his bodily luster, covered all others’ bodily opulence. Because he was very expert in performing fruitive activity, he was called by the name Daksa, meaning “the very expert.” Lord Brahma therefore engaged Daksa in the work of generating living entities and maintaining them. In due course of time, Daksa also engaged other Prajapatis [progenitors] in the process of generation and maintenance.
Purport by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada:
Daksa became almost as powerful as Lord Brahma. Consequently, Lord Brahma engaged him in generating population. Daksa was very influential and opulent. In his own turn, Daksa engaged other Prajapatis, headed by Marici. In this way the population of the universe increased.
Thus end the Bhaktivedanta purports of the Fourth Canto, Thirtieth Chapter, of the Srimad-Bhagavatam, entitled “The Activities of the Pracetas.”