TEXT 10
nava-kunkuma-kinjalka-
mukha-pankaja-bhutayah
balibhis tvaritam jagmuh
prthu-sronyas calat-kucah
SYNONYMS
nava-kunkuma-kinjalka—with saffron and newly grown kunkuma flower; mukha-pankaja-bhutayah—exhibiting an extraordinary beauty in their lotuslike faces; balibhih—with presentations in their hands; tvaritam—very quickly; jagmuh—went (to the house of mother Yasoda); prthu-sronyah—bearing full hips, fulfilling womanly beauty; calat-kucah—their developed breasts were moving.
TRANSLATION
Their lotuslike faces extraordinarily beautiful, being decorated with saffron and newly grown kunkuma, the wives of the cowherd men hurried to the house of mother Yasoda with presentations in their hands. Because of natural beauty, the wives had full hips and full breasts, which moved as they hurried along.
PURPORT
The cowherd men and women in the villages lived a very natural life, and the women developed a natural feminine beauty, with full hips and breasts. Because women in modern civilization do not live naturally, their hips and breasts do not develop this natural fullness. Because of artificial living, women have lost their natural beauty, although they claim to be independent and advanced in material civilization. This description of the village women gives a clear example of the contrast between natural life and the artificial life of a condemned society, such as that of the Western countries, where topless, bottomless beauty may be easily purchased in clubs and shops and for public advertisements. The word balibhih indicates that the women were carrying gold coins, jeweled necklaces, nice cloths, newly grown grass, sandalwood pulp, flower garlands and similar offerings on plates made of gold. Such offerings are called bali. The words tvaritam jagmuh indicate how happy the village women were to understand that mother Yasoda had given birth to a wonderful child known as Krsna.

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