SB 4.24.47-48

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Srimad-Bhagavatam - Fourth Canto - Chapter 24: Chanting the Song Sung by Lord Śiva
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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

TEXTS 47-48

alakai rūpa-śobhitam
dukūlaṁ mṛṣṭa-kuṇḍalam


prīti—merciful; prahasita—smiling; apāṅgam—sidelong glance; alakaiḥ—with curling hair; rūpa—beauty; śobhitam—increased; lasat—glittering; paṅkaja—of the lotus; kiñjalka—saffron; dukūlam—clothing; mṛṣṭa—glittering; kuṇḍalam—earrings; sphurat—shiny; kirīṭa—helmet; valaya—bangles; hāra—necklace; nūpura—ankle bells; mekhalam—belt; śaṅkha—conchshell; cakra—wheel; gadā—club; padma—lotus flower; mālā—garland; maṇi—pearls; uttama—first class; ṛddhi-mat—still more beautified on account of this.


The Lord is superexcellently beautiful on account of His open and merciful smile and His sidelong glance upon His devotees. His black hair is curly, and His garments, waving in the wind, appear like flying saffron pollen from lotus flowers. His glittering earrings, shining helmet, bangles, garland, ankle bells, waist belt and various other bodily ornaments combine with conchshell, disc, club and lotus flower to increase the natural beauty of the Kaustubha pearl on His chest.


The word prahasitāpāṅga, referring to Kṛṣṇa's smile and sidelong glances at His devotees, specifically applies to His dealings with the gopīs. Kṛṣṇa is always in a joking mood when He increases the feelings of conjugal rasa in the hearts of the gopīs. The conchshell, club, disc and lotus flower can be either held in His hands or seen on the palms of His hands. According to palmistry, the signs of a conchshell, club, lotus flower and disc mark the palms of great personalities and especially indicate the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

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Spoken byLord Śiva +
Spoken toLord Viṣṇu the Supreme Personality of Godhead +