TEXT 18
tam prarthayantim lalana-lalamam
asevita-sri-caranair adrstam
vatsam manor uccapadah svasaram
ko nanumanyeta budho ’bhiyatam
SYNONYMS
tam—her; prarthayantim—seeking; lalana-lalamam—the ornament of women; asevita-sri-caranaih—by those who have not worshiped the feet of Laksmi; adrstam—not seen; vatsam—beloved daughter; manoh—of Svayambhuva Manu; uccapadah—of Uttanapada; svasaram—sister; kah—what; na anumanyeta—would not welcome; budhah—wise man; abhiyatam—who has come of her own accord.
TRANSLATION
What wise man would not welcome her, the very ornament of womanhood, the beloved daughter of Svayambhuva Manu and sister of Uttanapada? Those who have not worshiped the gracious feet of the goddess of fortune cannot even perceive her, yet she has come of her own accord to seek my hand.
PURPORT
Kardama Muni praised the beauty and qualification of Devahuti in different ways. Devahuti was actually the ornament of all ornamented beautiful girls. A girl becomes beautiful by putting ornaments on her body, but Devahuti was more beautiful than the ornaments; she was considered the ornament of the ornamented beautiful girls. Demigods and Gandharvas were attracted by her beauty. Kardama Muni, although a great sage, was not a denizen of the heavenly planets, but it is mentioned in the previous verse that Visvavasu, who came from heaven, was also attracted by the beauty of Devahuti. Besides her personal beauty, she was the daughter of Emperor Svayambhuva and sister of King Uttanapada. Who could refuse the hand of such a girl?

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