Canto 10: The Summum BonumChapter 55: The History of Pradyumna

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.55.10

tam patiḿ padma-dalāyatekṣaṇaḿ

pralamba-bāhuḿ nara-loka-sundaram

sa-vrīḍa-hāsottabhita-bhruvekṣatī

prītyopatasthe ratir ańga saurataiḥ

SYNONYMS

— she; tam — Him; patim — her husband; padma — of a lotus flower; dala-āyata — spread wide like the petals; īkṣaṇam — whose eyes; pralamba — extended; bāhum — whose arms; nara-loka — of human society; sundaram — the greatest object of beauty; sa-vrīḍa — bashful; hāsa — with a smile; uttabhita — upraised; bhruvā — and with eyebrows; īkṣatī — glancing; prītyā — lovingly; upatasthe — approached; ratiḥRati; ańga — my dear (King Parīkṣit); saurataiḥ — with gestures indicative of conjugal attraction.

TRANSLATION

My dear King, with a bashful smile and raised eyebrows, Māyāvatī exhibited various gestures of conjugal attraction as she lovingly approached her husband, whose eyes were broad like the petals of a lotus, whose arms were very long and who was the most beautiful of men.

PURPORT

Māyāvatī exhibited her conjugal attraction for Pradyumna even before revealing their true identities. Naturally this caused some confusion at first, as described in the following verse.

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