|Canto 3: The Status Quo||Chapter 21: Conversation Between Manu and Kardama|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.21.42-43
kāraṇḍavaiḥ plavair haḿsaiḥ
sārasaiś cakravākaiś ca
cakorair valgu kūjitam
kadamba — kadamba flowers; campaka — campaka flowers; aśoka — aśoka flowers; karañja — karañja flowers; bakula — bakula flowers; āsanaiḥ — by āsana trees; kunda — kunda; mandāra — mandāra; kuṭajaiḥ — and by kuṭaja trees; cūta-potaiḥ — by young mango trees; alańkṛtam — adorned; kāraṇḍavaiḥ — by kāraṇḍava ducks; plavaiḥ — by plavas; haḿsaiḥ — by swans; kuraraiḥ — by ospreys; jala-kukkuṭaiḥ — by waterfowl; sārasaiḥ — by cranes; cakravākaiḥ — by cakravāka birds; ca — and; cakoraiḥ — by cakora birds; valgu — pleasing; kūjitam — vibration of birds' sounds.
Lake Bindu-sarovara was adorned by flowering trees such as kadamba, campaka, aśoka, karañja, bakula, āsana, kunda, mandāra, kuṭaja and young mango trees. The air was filled with the pleasing notes of kāraṇḍava ducks, plavas, swans, ospreys, waterfowl, cranes, cakravākas and cakoras.
For most of the trees, flowers, fruits and birds mentioned here as surrounding Bindu-sarovara Lake, English synonyms cannot be found. All the trees mentioned are very pious in that they produce a nice aromatic flower, such as the campaka, kadamba and bakula. The sweet sounds of waterfowl and cranes made the surrounding area as pleasant as possible and created a very suitable spiritual atmosphere.
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