O, Mother Sarasvati! Adorn this face of mine, which is beautiful like a full-blown lotus,
as long as I describe the Upanishad of the life of Ganda, the lord of the universe, which
destroys all sins.
4-5. The Trident-holder
(Pinakapani= Shankara) seeing that religion was disappearing under bad kings in this
Kaliyuga thought of reincarnating a part of himself as was arranged with the desire of
repairing his abode, end took birth for the welfare of the world in the house of the best
of Brahmanas in the beautiful country of Kanyakubja, who had destroyed his sins by
offering oblations to the three sacred fires, and whose sorrows were ended by the
reflection of the Vedic texts or by the Vedanta.