SB 12.10.27

sa ciraṁ māyayā viṣṇor
 bhrāmitaḥ karśito bhṛśam
 kleśa-puñjas tam abravīt
saḥ — he; ciram — for a long time; māyayā — by the illusory energy; viṣṇoḥ — of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Viṣṇu; bhrāmitaḥ — made to wander; karśitaḥ — exhausted; bhṛśam — extremely; śiva — of Lord Śiva; vāk-amṛta — by the words of nectar; dhvasta — destroyed; kleśa-puñjaḥ — his heaps of suffering; tam — to him; abravīt — spoke.
Mārkaṇḍeya, having been forced by Lord Viṣṇu’s illusory energy to wander about for a long time in the water of dissolution, had become extremely exhausted. But Lord Śiva’s words of nectar vanquished his accumulated suffering. Thus he addressed Lord Śiva.

Mārkaṇḍeya Ṛṣi had desired to see Lord Viṣṇu’s illusory energy and had suffered extensive miseries. But now, in the person of Śiva, Lord Viṣṇu again appeared before the sage and relieved all his suffering by imparting blissful spiritual instructions.