TEXTS 35–39
sri-suka uvaca
iti stutah samstuvatah
sa tasminn aghamarsane
pradurasit kuru-srestha
bhagavan bhakta-vatsalah
krta-padah suparnamse
pralambasta-maha-bhujah
cakra-sankhasi-carmesu-
dhanuh-pasa-gada-dharah
pita-vasa ghana-syamah
prasanna-vadaneksanah
vana-mala-nivitango
lasac-chrivatsa-kaustubhah
maha-kirita-katakah
sphuran-makara-kundalah
kancy-anguliya-valaya-
nupurangada-bhusitah
trailokya-mohanam rupam
bibhrat tribhuvanesvarah
vrto narada-nandadyaih
parsadaih sura-yuthapaih
stuyamano ’nugayadbhih
siddha-gandharva-caranaih
SYNONYMS
sri-sukah uvaca—Sri Sukadeva Gosvami said; iti—thus; stutah—being praised; samstuvatah—of Daksa, who was offering prayers; sah—that Supreme Personality of Godhead; tasmin—in that; aghamarsane—holy place celebrated as Aghamarsana; pradurasit—appeared; kuru-srestha—O best of the Kuru dynasty; bhagavan—the Supreme Personality of Godhead; bhakta-vatsalah—who is very kind to His devotees; krta-padah—whose lotus feet were placed; suparna-amse—on the shoulders of His carrier, Garuda; pralamba—very long; asta-maha-bhujah—possessing eight mighty arms; cakra—disc; sankha—conchshell; asi—sword; carma—shield; isu—arrow; dhanuh—bow; pasa—rope; gada—club; dharah—holding; pita-vasah—with yellow garments; ghana-syamah—whose bodily hue was intense blue-black; prasanna—very cheerful; vadana—whose face; iksanah—and glance; vana-mala—by a garland of forest flowers; nivita-angah—whose body was adorned from the neck down to the feet; lasat—shining; srivatsa-kaustubhah—the jewel known as Kaustubha and the mark of Srivatsa; maha-kirita—of a very large and gorgeous helmet; katakah—a circle; sphurat—glittering; makara-kundalah—earrings resembling sharks; kanci—with a belt; anguliya—finger rings; valaya—bracelets; nupura—ankle bells; angada—upper-arm bracelets; bhusitah—decorated; trai-lokya-mohanam—captivating the three worlds; rupam—His bodily features; bibhrat—shining; tri-bhuvana—of the three worlds; isvarah—the Supreme Lord; vrtah—surrounded; narada—by exalted devotees, headed by Narada; nanda-adyaih—and others, like Nanda; parsadaih—who are all eternal associates; sura-yuthapaih—as well as by the heads of the demigods; stuyamanah—being glorified; anugayadbhih—singing after Him; siddha-gandharva-caranaih—by the Siddhas, Gandharvas and Caranas.
TRANSLATION
Sri Sukadeva Gosvami said: The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Hari, who is extremely affectionate to His devotees, was very pleased by the prayers offered by Daksa, and thus He appeared at that holy place known as Aghamarsana. O Maharaja Pariksit, best of the Kuru dynasty, the Lord’s lotus feet rested on the shoulders of His carrier, Garuda, and He appeared with eight long, mighty, very beautiful arms. In His hands He held a disc, conchshell, sword, shield, arrow, bow, rope and club—in each hand a different weapon, all brilliantly shining. His garments were yellow and His bodily hue deep bluish. His eyes and face were very cheerful, and from His neck to His feet hung a long garland of flowers. His chest was decorated with the Kaustubha jewel and the mark of Srivatsa. On His head was a gorgeous round helmet, and His ears were decorated with earrings resembling sharks. All these ornaments were uncommonly beautiful. The Lord wore a golden belt on His waist, bracelets on His arms, rings on His fingers, and ankle bells on His feet. Thus decorated by various ornaments, Lord Hari, who is attractive to all the living entities of the three worlds, is known as Purusottama, the best personality. He was accompanied by great devotees like Narada, Nanda and all the principal demigods, led by the heavenly king, Indra, and the residents of various upper planetary systems such as Siddhaloka, Gandharvaloka and Caranaloka. Situated on both sides of the Lord and behind Him as well, these devotees offered Him prayers continuously.

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