tad upasrutya nabhasi
khe-caranam prajalpatam
sati daksayani devi
vrajantih sarvato digbhya
vimana-yanah sa-prestha
niska-kanthih suvasasah
drstva sva-nilayabhyase
lolaksir mrsta-kundalah
patim bhuta-patim devam
autsukyad abhyabhasata
tatthen; upasrutyahearing; nabhasiin the sky; khe-caranamof those who were flying in the air (the Gandharvas); prajalpatamthe conversation; satiSati; daksayanithe daughter of Daksa; devithe wife of Siva; pitr-yajna-maha-utsavamthe great festival of sacrifice performed by her father; vrajantihwere going; sarvatahfrom all; digbhyahdirections; upadeva-vara-striyahthe beautiful wives of the demigods; vimana-yanahflying in their airplanes; sa-presthahalong with their husbands; niska-kanthihhaving nice necklaces with lockets; su-vasasahdressed in fine clothing; drstvaseeing; sva-nilaya-abhyasenear her residence; lola-aksihhaving beautiful glittering eyes; mrsta-kundalahnice earrings; patimher husband; bhuta-patimthe master of the bhutas; devamthe demigod; autsukyatfrom great anxiety; abhyabhasatashe spoke.
The chaste lady Sati, the daughter of Daksa, heard the heavenly denizens flying in the sky conversing about the great sacrifice being performed by her father. When she saw that from all directions the beautiful wives of the heavenly denizens, their eyes very beautifully glittering, were near her residence and were going to the sacrifice dressed in fine clothing and ornamented with earrings and necklaces with lockets, she approached her husband, the master of the bhutas, in great anxiety, and spoke as follows.
It appears that the residence of Lord Siva was not on this planet but somewhere in outer space, otherwise how could Sati have seen the airplanes coming from different directions towards this planet and heard the passengers talking about the great sacrifice being performed by Daksa? Sati is described here as Daksayani because she was the daughter of Daksa. The mention of upadeva-vara refers to inferior demigods like the Gandharvas, Kinnaras and Uragas, who are not exactly demigods but between the demigods and human beings. They were also coming in planes. The word sva-nilayabhyase indicates that they were passing right near her residential quarters. The dresses and bodily features of the wives of the heavenly denizens are very nicely described here. Their eyes moved, their earrings and other ornaments glittered and glared, their dresses were the nicest possible, and all of them had special lockets on their necklaces. Each woman was accompanied by her husband. Thus they looked so beautiful that Sati, Daksayani, was impelled to dress similarly and go to the sacrifice with her husband. That is the natural inclination of a woman.

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