katham va pandaveyasya
rajarser munina saha
samvadah samabhut tata
yatraisa satvati srutih
Translation by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada:
How did it so happen that King Pariksit met this great sage, making it possible for this great transcendental essence of the Vedas [Bhagavatam] to be sung to him?
Purport by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada:
Srimad-Bhagavatam is stated here as the essence of the Vedas. It is not an imaginary story as it is sometimes considered by unauthorized men. It is also called Suka-samhita, or the Vedic hymn spoken by Sri Sukadeva Gosvami, the great liberated sage.