tavac chisor vai svasitena bhargavah
so ’ntah sariram masako yathavisat
tatrapy ado nyastam acasta krtsnaso
yatha puramuhyad ativa vismitah
Just then the child inhaled, drawing Markandeya within His body like a mosquito. There the sage found the entire universe arrayed as it had been before its dissolution. Seeing this, Markandeya was most astonished and perplexed.