Please note: The synonyms, translation and purport of this verse were composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
- tad raṅgam āviśam ahaṁ kala-nūpurābhyāṁ
- padbhyāṁ pragṛhya kanakoijvala-ratna-mālām
- nūtne nivīya paridhāya ca kauśikāgrye
- sa-vrīḍa-hāsa-vadanā kavarī-dhṛta-srak
tat—then; raṅgam—the arena; āviśam—entered; aham—I; kala—gently sounding; nūpurābhyām—having ankle bells; padbhyām—with feet; pragṛhya—holding; kanaka—of gold; ujjvala—brilliant; ratna—with jewels; mālām—a necklace; nūtne—new; nivīya—having tied with a belt; paridhāya—wearing; ca—and; kauśika—a pair of silk garments; agrye—excellent; sa-vrīḍa—shy; hāsa—with a smile; vadanā—my face; kavarī—on the locks of my hair; dhṛta—carrying; srak—a wreath of flowers.
Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
Just then I walked onto the ceremonial ground, the ankle bells on my feet gently tinkling. I was wearing new garments of the finest silk, tied with a belt, and I carried a brilliant necklace fashioned of gold and jewels. There was a shy smile on my face and a wreath of flowers in my hair.
Śrīla Śrīdhara Svāmī states that Śrī Lakṣmaṇā was so excited by remembering how she obtained the Supreme Lord that she forgot her natural shyness and went on to describe her own triumph.