एकः त्वम् = Existing as only one (before creation)
तिसृभिः अवस्थाभिः = with the help of 3 states
महिमानम् = greatness
उदीरयन् = showing, manifesting
प्रलय-स्थिति-सर्गाणाम् = for destruction, sustenance and creation
कारणताम् = causal factor
गतः = became
Manifesting your might by the three forms, you who existed alone before creation became the cause of the creation, protection and destruction of the worlds.
In Kumarasambhava 2nd Canto, the devas approach Lord Brahma to seek a solution for the atrocities done by Tarakasura. This sloka is one of the many slokas in praise of Lord Brahma. The greatness of Kalidasa is that he sees the brahman is all deities - Brahma, Vishnu and Siva. The advaitin that he was, Kalidasa describes Siva as the Brahman in the same canto sl. 58
स हि देवः परं ज्योतिस्तमःपारे व्यवस्थितम्।
परिच्छिन्नप्रभावर्द्धिर्न मया न च विष्णुना॥ २-५८॥
and Vishnu as the cause for creation, protection and destruction of the world, in Raghuvamsa canto 10 sl. 16
Sanskrit Quiz - Entertaining interactive puzzles, crosswords in or related to samskritam मञ्जुरामायणम् - Random slokas from the text Manjuramayana, an abridged version of Valmiki Ramayana written by Srinidhi Swami Poets- Writeup on popular and lesser known poets, including their life history, style specialities and works. This is not exhaustive and encyclopedic in nature. Saastram speaks - Random selection of verses and ideas culled out from various sources, that are didactic in nature. वैराग्यशतकम् - Set of 100 slokas written by Bhartrhari delineating the path to mukti. श्लोकोऽयं मह्यं रोचते - Slokas are added on a regular basis, presently alphabetically along with meanings and explanations in English.
प्रेमस्वरूपः - A set of 8 slokas on Krishna describing the premabhava or love shown towards him and his reciprocation. मातृपञ्चकम्- Set of five slokas written by Adi Sankara dedicated to his mother. वैराग्यपञ्चकम्- A set of 5 slokas written by Sri Vedanta Desika
नारायणीयम्- Lecture on the episode of Gajendra moksha in English with an introduction to the text and Bhakti.Pronunciation- A guide to pronouncing the vowels and consonants of samskrit language by Shri Dhananjay Vaidya