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Canto 8

S'rî S'rî S'ikshâshthaka

 
 

Chapter 8: More Appears from the Churning: Mother Lakshmî and Dhanvantari

(1) S'rî S'uka said: 'When the poison had been drunk by him who rides the bull [Lord S'iva], the immortals and Dânavas gladly resumed the churning of the ocean quickly whereupon the cow of plenty appeared [the surabhi, the source of the ghee]. (2) The sages conversant with the injunctions for the yajñas took care of her oh King, for she was useful for the divine sacrifices because of her clarified butter.

(3) Next a horse as white as the moon manifested named Uccaihs'ravâ that Mahârâja Bali liked to have, while Indra desisted from claiming it on the advise of the Lord [see B.G. 10: 27 and compare 4.19: 23].

(4) Thereafter the king of resistance, the elephant Airâvata appeared who with his four tusks defied the glories of the white mountain [Kailâsa, the abode] of the First Devotee [Lord S'iva, see 6.11: 11 and again B.G. 10: 27]. (5) Airâvana was the first of eight elephants manifesting for each direction of the sky and also a group of eight she-elephants was generated that was headed by one named Abhramu, oh King.

(6) Then a valuable lotus-hued gem known as the Kaustubha jewel was generated from the wide expanse of milk. Lord Hari who desired to possess it decorates His chest with it.  Thereupon the pârijâta tree was generated that adorns the heavenly places and, just as you who likes to fulfill each his wishes, fulfills every wish on this planet by providing whatever that is wanted oh King.

(7) Next the Apsaras were generated, the extremely beautiful and attractive inhabitants of heaven who, exquisitely dressed and decorated with gold, smoothly moving around divert each his heart.

(8) After that had happened the Goddess of Splendor [Ramâ or Lakshmî] manifested in person. With her lightening luster she as [bright as] Saudâmanî [mountain] illumined along with the Lord all the directions [to deal with that splendor see the 'peace formula' of  B.G. 5: 29]. (9) Each Sura, Asura and human being desired her, for the magnificent beauty of her features, youth, complexion and glories had caught their minds. (10) The great Indra brought a glorious, wonderful seat for her and the most sacred rivers and reservoirs assumed a personal form by filling golden water pots with pure water. (11) The land offered all the herbs needed for installing the deity. The cows contributed with their five pure products [milk, yogurt, ghee, dung and urine] and springtime delivered fresh flowers and fruits. (12) The sages performed the bathing ceremony as prescribed, the Gandharvas sang the all-auspicious mantras and their wives danced and sang along. (13) The clouds vibrated two-sided drums, kettledrums, murajas and ânakas [two other types of drums] and that created, combined with the sounds of bugles, conch shells, flutes and vînâs, a great tumult. (14) And while the twice-born ones, the brahmins, were singing hymns the elephants next poured jugs full of sacred water over the chaste goddess so beautiful with the lotus in her hand [see also a classic picture of Lakshmî]. (15) The ocean presented yellow silks for her to dress from top to toe and Varuna offered a large garland swarming with bumblebees intoxicated by its sweetness. (16) From Prajâpati Vis'vakarmâ there was a choice of ornaments, Sarasvatî [the goddess of learning] supplied a necklace, Lord Brahmâ provided a lotus flower and the Nâgas [the excellent ones] gave earrings. (17) Thereupon being worshiped in an all-auspicious ceremony she, radiating a natural beauty with the decoration of the earrings to her cheeks and a coy smile on her face, went around [the sacrificial arena] with the lotus garland in her hand and the bees about it. (18) With her two symmetrical breasts, her thin waist in harmony and smeared with sandalwood pulp and kunkuma, she, moving here and there with the sweet tinkling of her ankle bells, appeared exactly like a golden creeper. (19) In that position looking for the eternal qualities she could not find a single soul among the indwellers of heaven, the perfected ones, the unenlightened ones, the keepers of the wealth, the venerable ones and the rest of all the demigods, who was complete in every respect.

(20) [She contemplated:] 'Certain of one's austerity one has not conquered anger, to have spiritual knowledge does not mean that one is not contaminated by one's association with others and a great personality might not have conquered material desires. How can a person controlled by something or someone else like this, be his own master [a master of his senses]? (21) Someone might be of dharma but is he friendly towards other living beings? Someone can be of renunciation but he might miss the cause of liberation. A person may have power over people, but he is still not released from the great force of material nature [from the power of time]. Someone may be free from the influence of the modes of nature but never be a second one [another Lord of Control and Yoga, see also 1.2: 8]. (22) Someone may live a long time but still not know how to behave and be happy, someone may master the art of living but still not know how to get old. And when someone knows the both of them, such a person still might be unlucky in another respect. Nor is of someone excelling in all walks of life said that he wishes Me [in my position of devotion for Vishnu]!'

(23) With these considerations in mind the Goddess of Wealth and Splendor turned to Him Mukunda, the reservoir of Transcendence who was so desirable and qualified in every way as the husband of her choice - even though He had no desire for it. He, after all, did not depend on others and had the extraordinary, supreme qualities perfect in every respect. (24) After placing on His shoulders a ravishing, fresh garland of lotuses vibrating with humming, maddened bumblebees, she remained, with a shy smile and glittering eyes, at His side with His bosom as her true resort. (25) He, the father of the three departments of the universe, made His bosom the residence of the mother, the goddess, the supreme [representative of all] opulence. She installed there mercifully overseeing the three worlds increases the fortune of His servants and leaders. (26) The servants of the gods and their women [the dancers and singers of heaven], all became engaged in singing and dancing accompanied by the loud sound of musical instruments like conch shells, bugles and drums. (27) Brahmâ, S'iva and all the directors of the world headed by Angirâ honored the Supreme Personality by showering flowers and chanting mantras that described His true nature. (28) With the merciful glance of the Goddess resting upon the godly ones, the fathers of mankind and their generations, they were all blessed with good conduct and good qualities and thus achieved the ultimate satisfaction.

(29) But when the Daityas and Dânavas oh King, were neglected by Lakshmî they, being depressed in their aching greed, got disheartened and lost all sense of shame. (30) Thereupon Vârunî, the goddess of the drunkards appeared, a young lotus-eyed girl who, with the permission of the Lord, was accepted by the Asuras.

(31) With the sons of Kas'yapa thereupon [again] zealously churning the ocean for the nectar, there [finally] appeared a most wonderful man oh great King. (32) He was tall, youthful, had stout and strong arms, a neck like a conch, a dark skin, reddish eyes, a garland and was adorned with all kinds of ornaments. (33) Being clad in yellow, with a broad chest, with well polished, jeweled earrings, with gleaming curly locks of hair and decorated with bangles he, as strong as a lion, came forward with a jar that was filled to the rim with nectar. (34) He was a partial appearance of a part of Lord Vishnu Himself known by the name of Dhanvantari who, seeing to medical science, was one of the demigods entitled to a share in the offerings. (35) All the Asuras who saw him with the container full of nectar, greedy after the contents, immediately snatched the pot away. (36) When the pot of nectar was carried away by the Asuras, the demigods were desolate and turned to the Lord for their protection. (37) When He saw their sadness the Supreme Lord who always acts according to the desires of His servants said: 'Do not grieve, I will personally see to it that the nectar will be there for all of you.' (38) Oh master of man, there was a quarrel among them [the Asuras] about the nectar in which they with a thirsting heart said: 'Me first, me first, not you, not you!' (39-40) Others roared: 'The gods were of a likewise effort in the duty of sacrifice and deserve an equal share. This is a matter of traditional duties [sanâtana dharma]!' The Daityas violently trying to appropriate the jug thus being envious and weak constantly denied each other the right oh King. (41-46) After this had passed Lord Vishnu, the Supreme Controller who has a solution for any problem, assumed the form of a supremely beautiful, wonderful woman who mystified them all. Pleasing to behold she was as dark as a newly grown lotus. She was of the greatest beauty and harmony in all her limbs, she had a straight nose, fine cheeks and ornamented ears. She had fresh, firm, young but weighty breasts to her thin waist and a blissful expression on her face. She looked a bit anxious because of the humming bumblebees around her. With the mass of her beautiful, waving hair and the mallikâ flower garland about her attractive neck, with the beauty of her arms that were ornamented with the finest jewelry and bangles, with the fair sari spread over her breast that was an island of beauty and with the belt that covered her waist, she moved about gracefully with her ankle bells. Coyly casting her glances while moving with her eyebrows, she gave rise to a constant lusty desire in the core of the hearts of the Daitya leaders.'

 

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Text 1

S'rî S'uka said: 'When the poison had been drunk by him who rides the bull [Lord S'iva], the immortals and Dânavas gladly resumed the churning of the ocean quickly whereupon the cow of plenty appeared [the surabhi, the source of the ghee].
S'rî S'uka said: 'When the poison was drunk by him who rides the bull resumed all the immortals and dânavas very pleased the churning of the ocean and was from the great force of it generated the cow of plenty [the surabhi, the source of the ghee]. (Vedabase)

 

Text 2

The sages conversant with the injunctions for the yajñas took care of her oh King, for she was useful for the divine sacrifices because of her clarified butter.

The sages conversant with the injunctions for the yajña's took charge of it, o King, because it, of the clarified butter, was fit for making oblations with the fire sacrifices and the promotion to God. (Vedabase)

 

Text 3

Next a horse as white as the moon manifested named Uccaihs'ravâ that Mahârâja Bali liked to have, while Indra desisted from claiming it on the advise of the Lord [see B.G. 10: 27 and compare 4.19: 23].

Next was generated a horse white as the moon, named Uccaihs'ravâ, that Mahârâja Bali liked to have, but not Indra on the advise of the Lord [see B.G. 10: 27 and compare 4.19: 23]. (Vedabase)

 

Text 4

Thereafter the king of resistance, the elephant Airâvata appeared who with his four tusks defied the glories of the white mountain [Kailâsa, the abode] of the First Devotee [Lord S'iva, see 6.11: 11 and again B.G. 10: 27].

Thereafter was produced the king of resistance, the elephant Airâvata who white, with four tusks, defied the mountain [Kailâsa] that is the glory of the First Devotee [Lord S'iva]. [see 6.11: 11 and again B.G. 10: 27]. (Vedabase)

  

Text 5

Airâvana was the first of eight elephants manifesting for each direction of the sky and also a group of eight she-elephants was generated that was headed by one named Abhramu, oh King.

Airâvata headed eight elephants to each direction of the sky and following him was also generated a group of eight she-elephants headed by one named Abhramu, o King. (Vedabase)

 

Text 6

Then a valuable lotus-hued gem known as the Kaustubha jewel was generated from the wide expanse of milk. Lord Hari who desired to possess it decorates His chest with it.  Thereupon the pârijâta tree was generated that adorns the heavenly places and, just as you who likes to fulfill each his wishes, fulfills every wish on this planet by providing whatever that is wanted oh King.

Next was from the wide expanse of milk generated a valuable gem known as the Kaustubha and another one named Padmarâga; Lord Hari who desired their possession decorated His chest with them. Thereupon was generated the pârijâta flower that embellishes the heavenly places and thereby fulfills the wishes of the ones desiring wealth much the same way, o King, you always do so in the world. (Vedabase)

 

Text 7

Next the Apsaras were generated, the extremely beautiful and attractive inhabitants of heaven who, exquisitely dressed and decorated with gold, smoothly moving around divert each his heart.

Then were also generated the Apsaras, who exquisitely dressed and decorated with gold were the extremely beautiful and attractive inhabitants of heaven who smoothly moving divert each his heart. (Vedabase)

 

Text 8

After that had happened the Goddess of Splendor [Ramâ or Lakshmî] manifested in person. With her lightening luster she as [bright as] Saudâmanî [mountain] illumined along with the Lord all the directions [to deal with that splendor see the 'peace formula' of B.G. 5: 29].

After that manifested directly the Goddess of Splendor [Ramâ or Lakshmî] herself who along with the Lord illumined all directions with her lightening luster as Saudâmanî [lit.: forked lightening, also the sorceress; to deal with that splendor see the 'peace formula' of B.G. 5: 29]. (Vedabase)

 

Text 9

Each Sura, Asura and human being desired her, for the magnificent beauty of her features, youth, complexion and glories had caught their minds.

Each sura, asura and human being desired her, as her raving beauty, features, youth, complexion and glories caught their minds. (Vedabase)

 

Text 10

The great Indra brought a glorious, wonderful seat for her and the most sacred rivers and reservoirs assumed a personal form by filling golden water pots with pure water.

The king of heaven arranged her a seat and all glorious and wonderful sacred waters assumed with golden waterpots filled with pure water a form. (Vedabase)

 

Text 11

The land offered all the herbs needed for installing the deity. The cows contributed with their five pure products [milk, yogurt, ghee, dung and urine] and springtime delivered fresh flowers and fruits.

The land brought together all the necessities and herbs for installing the deity; the cows contributed with the pure of their five [milk, yoghurt, ghee, dung and urine] and springtime brought together her fresh flowers and fruits. (Vedabase)

  

Text 12

The sages performed the bathing ceremony as prescribed, the Gandharvas sang the all-auspicious mantras and their wives danced and sang along.

The sages performed the ceremony of installation as is prescribed to which for all good fortune the Gandharva's chanted the lore while their women did their best dancing to the occasion also singing mantra's. (Vedabase)

 

Text 13

The clouds vibrated two-sided drums, kettledrums, murajas and ânakas [two other types of drums] and that created, combined with the sounds of bugles, conch shells, flutes and vînâs, a great tumult.

The clouds vibrated the drums, kettledrums, murajas and ânakas [two other types of drums] and with the sounds of bugles, conchshells, flutes and vinas it was a great tumult. (Vedabase)

 

Text 14

And while the twice-born ones, the brahmins, were singing hymns the elephants next poured jugs full of sacred water over the chaste goddess so beautiful with the lotus in her hand [see also a classic picture of Lakshmî].

Next poured the great elephants jugs full of sacred water over the [deity of the] chaste goddess so beautiful with the lotus in her hand, while the twice-born were chanting hymns [see also a classic picture of Laxmi]. (Vedabase)


Text 15

The ocean presented yellow silks for her to dress from top to toe and Varuna offered a large garland swarming with bumblebees intoxicated by its sweetness.

The ocean presented yellow silks for her dress from top to bottom and Varuna brought the biggest garland with drunken bumblebees to its sweetness. (Vedabase)

 

Text 16

From Prajâpati Vis'vakarmâ there was a choice of ornaments, Sarasvatî [the goddess of learning] supplied a necklace, Lord Brahmâ provided a lotus flower and the Nâgas [the excellent ones] gave earrings.

From Prajâpati Vis'vakarmâ there was a choice of ornaments, Sarasvatî [the goddess of learning] supplied a necklace, Lord Brahmâ provided a lotus flower and the Nâga's [the excellent] brought earrings. (Vedabase)

 

Text 17

Thereupon being worshiped in an all-auspicious ceremony she, radiating a natural beauty with the decoration of the earrings to her cheeks and a coy smile on her face, went around [the sacrificial arena] with the lotus garland in her hand and the bees about it.

Thereupon worshiped in an all-auspicious ceremony went she, with the lotus garland with the bees captured by her hand, around, with the decoration of the earrings to her cheeks and a coy smile on her face that radiated her natural beauty. (Vedabase)

 

Text 18

With her two symmetrical breasts, her thin waist in harmony and smeared with sandalwood pulp and kunkuma, she, moving here and there with the sweet tinkling of her ankle bells, appeared exactly like a golden creeper.

With her two breasts in symmetry and harmony, smeared with sandalwood pulp and kunkuma, her thin waist, did she, moving here and there with the sweet tinkling of her anklebells, appear exactly like a golden creeper. (Vedabase)

 

Text 19

In that position looking for the eternal qualities she could not find a single soul among the indwellers of heaven, the perfected ones, the unenlightened ones, the keepers of the wealth, the venerable ones and the rest of all the demigods, who was complete in every respect.

Examining for the eternal of her position the indwellers of heaven, the perfected, the unenlightened, the keepers of the wealth, the venerable ones and all the rest of the demigods, could she not accept any of them as being faultless: (Vedabase)

 

Text 20

[She contemplated:] 'Certain of one's austerity one has not conquered anger, to have spiritual knowledge does not mean that one is not contaminated by one's association with others and a great personality might not have conquered material desires. How can a person controlled by something or someone else like this, be his own master [a master of his senses]?

'Of the certain of one's austerity has one not conquered the anger, of spiritual knowledge is the scholar not void of attachments and someone great may not have overcome material desires; how can a person as such under the control of something else be a controller? (Vedabase)

 

Text 21

Someone might be of dharma but is he friendly towards other living beings? Someone can be of renunciation but he might miss the cause of liberation. A person may have power over people, but he is still not released from the great force of material nature [from the power of time]. Someone may be free from the influence of the modes of nature but never be a second one [another Lord of Control and Yoga, see also 1.2: 8].

Proficient in the religion one finds no friendship with other living beings, renunciation one may possess but the cause of liberation may be missed, and with whatever power one may find with people, one finds no relief from the power of time; never will one, free from the contamination of the modes of nature, [apart from the Lord] find a second one [see also 1.2: 8]. (Vedabase)

 

Text 22

Someone may live a long time but still not know how to behave and be happy, someone may master the art of living but still not know how to get old. And when someone knows the both of them, such a person still might be unlucky in another respect. Nor is of someone excelling in all walks of life said that he wishes Me [in my position of devotion for Vishnu]!'

Someone may live long but indeed have no luck or be of right conduct, someone may be the best in it but not know to live long; if one is of both is such a person in some other way unlucky, and someone of the best score in all fields has no need for me!' (Vedabase)

 

Text 23

With these considerations in mind the Goddess of Wealth and Splendor turned to Him Mukunda, the reservoir of Transcendence who was so desirable and qualified in every way as the husband of her choice - even though He had no desire for it. He, after all, did not depend on others and had the extraordinary, supreme qualities perfect in every respect.

This way of due consideration accepted the Goddess of the Splendor - because He possessed the extraordinary transcendental qualities that were all good and not depending on others - Him Mukunda, the reservoir of the Supreme, as her husband so desirable and qualified in every way, although He never looked for it. (Vedabase)

 

Text 24

After placing on His shoulders a ravishing, fresh garland of lotuses vibrating with humming, maddened bumblebees, she remained, with a shy smile and glittering eyes, at His side with His bosom as her true resort.

After placing on His shoulders a ravishing fresh garland of lotuses vibrating with humming, maddened bumblebees, remained she, with a shy smile to her glittering eyes, by His side with His bosom as her real resort. (Vedabase)

 

Text 25

He, the father of the three departments of the universe, made His bosom the residence of the mother, the goddess, the supreme [representative of all] opulence. She installed there mercifully overseeing the three worlds increases the fortune of His servants and leaders.

She, the mother, the goddess, made the bosom of the father of the three worlds her residence, wherein staying she glances over His own servants with the greatest compassion, increasing with the great leaders of the three worlds the supreme of the opulent. (Vedabase)

 

Text 26

The servants of the gods and their women [the dancers and singers of heaven], all became engaged in singing and dancing accompanied by the loud sound of musical instruments like conch shells, bugles and drums.

With their conchshells, bugles and all sorts of drums was there the greatest sound of musical instruments and became all the gods of heaven and their women engaged in song and dance. (Vedabase)

 

Text 27

Brahmâ, S'iva and all the directors of the world headed by Angirâ honored the Supreme Personality by showering flowers and chanting mantras that described His true nature.

Brahmâ, S'iva and all the directors of the world headed by Angirâ honored the personality that was really the greatest, by chanting and showering flowers to what they all saw. (Vedabase)

 

Text 28

With the merciful glance of the Goddess resting upon the godly ones, the fathers of mankind and their generations, they were all blessed with good conduct and good qualities and thus achieved the ultimate satisfaction.

With the merciful glance of the Goddess upon all the godly, the fathers of mankind and their generations were they all blessed with good behavior and good qualities and achieved they the ultimate satisfaction. (Vedabase)

 

Text 29

But when the Daityas and Dânavas oh King, were neglected by Lakshmî they, being depressed in their aching greed, got disheartened and lost all sense of shame.

When the daityas and dânavas, o King, being neglected by Lakshmî got frustrated lost they in their aching greed all sense of shame and their energy. (Vedabase)

 

Text 30

Thereupon Vârunî, the goddess of the drunkards appeared, a young lotus-eyed girl who, with the permission of the Lord, was accepted by the Asuras.

Following appeared Vârunî, the goddess of the drunkards, as a young lotus-eyed girl and the asuras accepted her verily the way the Lord planned it for them. (Vedabase)

 

Text 31

With the sons of Kas'yapa thereupon [again] zealously churning the ocean for the nectar, there [finally] appeared a most wonderful man oh great King.

When thereupon the ocean was churned by the sons of Kas'yapa so eager for the nectar appeared there, o great King, a most wonderful man. (Vedabase)

 

Text 32

He was tall, youthful, had stout and strong arms, a neck like a conch, a dark skin, reddish eyes, a garland and was adorned with all kinds of ornaments.

He was long, had stout and strong arms, a neck like a conch, reddish eyes, a blackish complexion, looked very young, had a garland and was decorated all over. (Vedabase)

 

Text 33

Being clad in yellow, with a broad chest, with well polished, jeweled earrings, with gleaming curly locks of hair and decorated with bangles he, as strong as a lion, came forward with a jar that was filled to the rim with nectar.

Clad in yellow, with his broad chest, his earrings with pearls well polished, his gleaming curly hair hanging down in strings, moved he strong as a lion, decorated with bangles, with the jar that to the rim was filled with nectar. (Vedabase)

 

Text 34

He was a partial appearance of a part of Lord Vishnu Himself known by the name of Dhanvantari who, seeing to medical science, was one of the demigods entitled to a share in the offerings.

He indeed was a part of a plenary portion of the Supreme Lord Vishnu known by the name of Dhanvantari who, standing for the full knowledge of medical science, was there to demand his share of the sacrifices. (Vedabase)

 

Text 35

All the Asuras who saw him with the container full of nectar, greedy after the contents, immediately snatched the pot away.

The asuras, greedy after all things, who saw him with the container full of nectar, immediately snatched the jug away. (Vedabase)

 

Text 36

When the pot of nectar was carried away by the Asuras, the demigods were desolate and turned to the Lord for their protection.

When that jug containing the nectar by the asuras was carried away, were all the godly dejected and went they to the Lord to take shelter. (Vedabase)

 

Text 37

When He saw their sadness the Supreme Lord who always acts according to the desires of His servants said: 'Do not grieve, I will personally see to it that the nectar will be there for all of you.'

Witnessing their sadness about it did the Supreme Lord who always tries to fulfill the wishes say: 'Do not be aggrieved, by means of a quarrel among them will I by my own energy take care of the nectar for all of you.' (Vedabase)
 

Text 38

Oh master of man, there was a quarrel among them [the Asuras] about the nectar in which they with a thirsting heart said: 'Me first, me first, not you, not you!'

O master of man, then there was among the lot of them a fugue about the nectar to which they with a thirsting heart said: 'Let me first, I first, not you, you wait! (Vedabase)
 

Text 39-40

Others roared: 'The gods were of a likewise effort in the duty of sacrifice and deserve an equal share. This is a matter of traditional duties [sanâtana dharma]!' The Daityas violently trying to appropriate the jug thus being envious and weak constantly denied each other the right oh King,

When the godly deserve to take their share, do all who were of an equal effort in the duty of the sacrifice, have an equal right; this is a matter of traditional duties [sanâtana dharma]!' Thus did the daityas envious and weak, o King, violently, try to appropriate the jug denying it factually each other constantly. (Vedabase)

  

Text 41-46

After this had passed Lord Vishnu, the Supreme Controller who has a solution for any problem, assumed the form of a supremely beautiful, wonderful woman who mystified them all. Pleasing to behold she was as dark as a newly grown lotus. She was of the greatest beauty and harmony in all her limbs, she had a straight nose, fine cheeks and ornamented ears. She had fresh, firm, young but weighty breasts to her thin waist and a blissful expression on her face. She looked a bit anxious because of the humming bumblebees around her. With the mass of her beautiful, waving hair and the mallikâ flower garland about her attractive neck, with the beauty of her arms that were ornamented with the finest jewelry and bangles, with the fair sari spread over her breast that was an island of beauty and with the belt that covered her waist, she moved about gracefully with her ankle bells. Coyly casting her glances while moving with her eyebrows, she gave rise to a constant lusty desire in the core of the hearts of the Daitya leaders.'

After this had happened assumed Lord Vishnu, the Supreme Controller who knows a solution for each situation, the form of a supremely beautiful, wonderful woman whom no one could place. Pleasing to the eye was she as dark as a new lotus, in all her limbs of the greatest beauty and harmony, and had she a straight nose to her ornamented ears and fine cheeks. Her new, firm, young but weighty breasts to her thin waist and her merry face attracted humming bumblebees from whom she anxiously eyed. With the mass of her hair waving and her nice neck with a mallikâ flower garland, the beauty of her arms that were ornamented with the finest jewelry and bangles, with the fair sari spread over her breast that was an island of beauty and with the belt that covered her waist moved she with her anklebells in grace. Shy casting her glances with her eyebrows moving, awakened she in the core of the hearts of the daitya leaders a long-standing lusty desire. (Vedabase)

 

 

 

 

 

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