TEXT 161
paramrstangustha-trayam asita-ratnair ubhayato
vahanti sankirnau manibhir arunais tat-parisarau
tayor madhye hirojjvala-vimala-jambunada-mayi
kare kalyaniyam viharati hareh keli-murali
SYNONYMS
paramrsta—measured; angustha-trayam—a length of three fingers; asita-ratnaih—with valuable indra-nila jewels; ubhayatah—from both ends; vahanti—having; sankirnau—bedecked; manibhih—by gems; arunaih— rubies; tat-parisarau—the two ends of the flute; tayoh madhye—between them; hira—with diamonds; ujjvala—blazing; vimala—pure; jambunada-mayi—covered with gold plate; kare—in the hand; kalyani—very auspicious; iyam—this; viharati—glitters; hareh—of Krsna; keli-murali—the pastime flute.
TRANSLATION
The flute of Krsna's pastimes measures three fingers in length, and it is bedecked with indra-nila gems. At the ends of the flute are aruna gems [rubies], glittering beautifully, and in between the flute is plated with gold, set ablaze by diamonds. This auspicious flute, pleasing to Krsna, is glittering in His hand with transcendental brilliance.'
PURPORT
This verse from Vidagdha-madhava (3.1) is spoken to Lalitadevi by Paurnamasi, the grandmother of Radharani.

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