TEXT 31
tato ’dhastat patale naga-loka-patayo vasuki-pramukhah sankha-kulika-mahasankha-sveta-dhananjaya-dhrtarastra-sankhacuda-kambalasvatara-devadattadayo maha-bhogino mahamarsa nivasanti yesam u ha vai panca-sapta-dasa-sata-sahasra-sirsanam phanasu viracita maha-manayo rocisnavah patala-vivara-timira-nikaram sva-rocisa vidhamanti.
SYNONYMS
tatah adhastat—beneath that planet Rasatala; patale—on the planet known as Patala; naga-loka-patayah—the masters of the Nagalokas; vasuki—by Vasuki; pramukhah—headed; sankha—Sankha; kulikaKulika; maha-sankha—Mahasankha; sveta—Sveta; dhananjayaDhananjaya; dhrtarastraDhrtarastra; sankha-cuda—Sankhacuda; kambalaKambala; asvataraAsvatara; deva-datta—Devadatta; adayah—and so on; maha-bhoginah—very addicted to material happiness; maha-amarsah—greatly envious by nature; nivasanti—live; yesam—of all of them; u ha—certainly; vai—indeed; panca—five; sapta—seven; dasa—ten; sata—one hundred; sahasra—one thousand; sirsanam—of those possessing hoods; phanasu—on those hoods; viracitah—fixed; maha-manayah—very valuable gems; rocisnavah—full of effulgence; patala-vivara—the caves of the Patala planetary system; timira-nikaram—the mass of darkness; sva-rocisa—by the effulgence of their hoods; vidhamanti—disperse.
TRANSLATION
Beneath Rasatala is another planetary system, known as Patala or Nagaloka, where there are many demoniac serpents, the masters of Nagaloka, such as Sankha, Kulika, Mahasankha, Sveta, Dhananjaya, Dhrtarastra, Sankhacuda, Kambala, Asvatara and Devadatta. The chief among them is Vasuki. They are all extremely angry, and they have many, many hoods—some snakes five hoods, some seven, some ten, others a hundred and others a thousand. These hoods are bedecked with valuable gems, and the light emanating from the gems illuminates the entire planetary system of bila-svarga.
Thus end the Bhaktivedanta purports of the Fifth Canto, Twenty-fourth Chapter of Srimad-Bhagavatam, entitled “The Subterranean Heavenly Planets.”

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