tato ’dhastāt pātāle nāga-loka-patayo vāsuki-pramukhāḥ śaṅkha-kulika-mahāśaṅkha-śveta-dhanañjaya-dhṛtarāṣṭra-śaṅkhacūḍa-kambalāśvatara-devadattādayo mahā-bhogino mahāmarṣā nivasanti yeṣām u ha vai pañca-sapta-daśa-śata-sahasra-śīrṣāṇāṁ phaṇāsu viracitā mahā-maṇayo rociṣṇavaḥ pātāla-vivara-timira-nikaraṁ sva-rociṣā vidhamanti.
tataḥ adhastāt—beneath that planet Rasātala; pātāle—on the planet known as Pātāla; nāga-loka-patayaḥ—the masters of the Nāgalokas; vāsuki—by Vāsuki; pramukhāḥ—headed; śaṅkha—Śaṅkha; kulika—Kulika; mahā-śaṅkha—Mahāśaṅkha; śveta—Śveta; dhanañjaya—Dhanañjaya; dhṛtarāṣṭra—Dhṛtarāṣṭra; śaṅkha-cūḍa—Śaṅkhacūḍa; kambala—Kambala; aśvatara—Aśvatara; deva-datta—Devadatta; ādayaḥ—and so on; mahā-bhoginaḥ—very addicted to material happiness; mahā-amarṣāḥ—greatly envious by nature; nivasanti—live; yeṣām—of all of them; u ha—certainly; vai—indeed; pañca—five; sapta—seven; daśa—ten; śata—one hundred; sahasra—one thousand; śīrṣāṇām—of those possessing hoods; phaṇāsu—on those hoods; viracitāḥ—fixed; mahā-maṇayaḥ—very valuable gems; rociṣṇavaḥ—full of effulgence; pātāla-vivara—the caves of the Pātāla planetary system; timira-nikaram—the mass of darkness; sva-rociṣā—by the effulgence of their hoods; vidhamanti—disperse.
Beneath Rasātala is another planetary system, known as Pātāla or Nāgaloka, where there are many demoniac serpents, the masters of Nāgaloka, such as Śaṅkha, Kulika, Mahāśaṅkha, Śveta, Dhanañjaya, Dhṛtarāṣṭra, Śaṅkhacūḍa, Kambala, Aśvatara and Devadatta. The chief among them is Vāsuki. 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 Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, entitled “The Subterranean Heavenly Planets.”
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