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yesu maharaja mayena mayavina vinirmitah puro nana-mani-pravara-praveka-viracita-vicitra-bhavana-prakara-gopura-sabha-caitya-catvarayatanadibhir nagasura-mithuna-paravata-suka-sarikakirna-krtrima-bhumibhir vivaresvara-grhottamaih samalankrtas cakasati.
SYNONYMS
yesu—in those lower planetary systems; maha-raja—O my dear King; mayena—by the demon named Maya; maya-vina—possessing advanced knowledge in the construction of material comforts; vinirmitah—constructed; purah—cities; nana-mani-pravara—of valuable gems; praveka—with excellent; viracita—constructed; vicitra—wonderful; bhavana—houses; prakara—walls; gopura—gates; sabha—legislative meeting rooms; caitya—temples; catvara—schools; ayatana-adibhih—with hotels or recreation halls and so on; naga—of living entities with snakelike bodies; asura—of demons, or godless persons; mithuna—by couples; paravata—pigeons; suka—parrots; sarika—mynas; akirna—crowded; krtrima—artificial; bhumibhih—possessing areas; vivara-isvara—of the leaders of the planets; grha-uttamaih—with first-class houses; samalankrtah—decorated; cakasati—shine magnificently.
TRANSLATION
My dear King, in the imitation heavens known as bila-svarga there is a great demon named Maya Danava, who is an expert artist and architect. He has constructed many brilliantly decorated cities. There are many wonderful houses, walls, gates, assembly houses, temples, yards and temple compounds, as well as many hotels serving as residential quarters for foreigners. The houses for the leaders of these planets are constructed with the most valuable jewels, and they are always crowded with living entities known as Nagas and Asuras, as well as many pigeons, parrots and similar birds. All in all, these imitation heavenly cities are most beautifully situated and attractively decorated.

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