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SB 3.23.20

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada



TEXT 20

haṁsa-pārāvata-vrātais
tatra tatra nikūjitam
kṛtrimān manyamānaiḥ svān
adhiruhyādhiruhya ca


SYNONYMS

haṁsa—of swans; pārāvata—of pigeons; vrātaiḥ—with multitudes; tatra tatra—here and there; nikūjitam—vibrated; kṛtrimān—artificial; manyamānaiḥ—thinking; svān—belonging to their own kind; adhiruhya adhiruhya—rising repeatedly; ca—and.


TRANSLATION

Here and there in that palace were multitudes of live swans and pigeons, as well as artificial swans and pigeons so lifelike that the real swans rose above them again and again, thinking them live birds like themselves. Thus the palace vibrated with the sounds of these birds.



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