Srimad-Bhagavatam: Canto 4 - Chapter 1 - Verse 14


तस्मिन्नर्हत्सु सर्वेषु स्वर्चितेषु यथार्हत: ।उत्थित: सदसो मध्ये ताराणामुडुराडिव ॥ १४ ॥


tasminn arhatsu sarveṣusv-arciteṣu yathārhataḥutthitaḥ sadaso madhyetārāṇām uḍurāḍ iva


In that great assembly, Mahārāja Pṛthu first of all worshiped all the respectable visitors according to their respective positions. After this, he stood up in the midst of the assembly, and it appeared that the full moon had arisen amongst the stars.


According to the Vedic system, the reception of great, exalted personalities, as arranged by Pṛthu Mahārāja in that great sacrificial arena, is very important. The first procedure in receiving guests is to wash their feet, and it is learned from Vedic literature that one time when Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira performed a Rājasūya-yajña, Kṛṣṇa took charge of washing the feet of the visitors. Similarly, Mahārāja Pṛthu also arranged for the proper reception of the demigods, the saintly sages, the brāhmaṇas and the great kings.