SB 5.5.31

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Srimad-Bhagavatam - Fifth Canto - Chapter 5: Lord Ṛṣabhadeva's Teachings to His Sons
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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada



TEXT 31

ati-sukumāra-kara-caraṇoraḥ-sthala-vipula-bāhv-aṁsa-gala-vadanādy-avayava-vinyāsaḥ
prakṛti-sundara-svabhāva-hāsa-sumukho nava-nalina-dalāyamāna-śiśira-tārāruṇāyata-nayana-ruciraḥ
sadṛśa-subhaga-kapola-karṇa-kaṇṭha-nāso vigūḍha-smita-vadana-mahotsavena
pura-vanitānāṁ manasi kusuma-śarāsanam upadadhānaḥ parāg-avalambamāna-
kuṭila-jaṭila-kapiśa-keśa-bhūri-bhāro 'vadhūta-
malina-nija-śarīreṇa graha-gṛhīta ivādṛśyata


SYNONYMS

ati-su-kumāra—very delicate; kara—hands; caraṇa—feet; uraḥ-sthala—chest; vipula—long; bāhu—arms; aṁsa—shoulders; gala—neck; vadana—face; ādi—and so on; avayava—limbs; vinyāsaḥ—properly situated; prakṛti—by nature; sundara—lovely; sva-bhāva—natural; hāsa—with smiling; su-mukhaḥ—His beautiful mouth; nava-nalina-dalāyamāna—appearing like the petals of a new lotus flower; śiśira—taking away all miseries; tāra—the irises; aruṇa—reddish; āyata—spread wide; nayana—with eyes; ruciraḥ—lovely; sadṛśa—such; subhaga—beauty; kapola—forehead; karṇa—ears; kaṇṭha—neck; nāsaḥ—His nose; vigūḍha-smita—by deep smiling; vadana—by His face; mahā-utsavena—appearing like a festival; pura-vanitānām—of women within household life; manasi—in the heart; kusuma-śarāsanam—Cupid; upadadhānaḥ—awakening; parāk—all around; avalambamāna—spread; kuṭila—curly; jaṭila—matted; kapiśa—brown; keśa—of hair; bhūri-bhāraḥ—possessing a great abundance; avadhūta—neglected; malina—dirty; nija-śarīreṇa—by His body; graha-gṛhītaḥ—haunted by a ghost; iva—as if; adṛśyata—He appeared.


TRANSLATION

Lord Ṛṣabhadeva's hands, feet and chest were very long. His shoulders, face and limbs were all very delicate and symmetrically proportioned. His mouth was beautifully decorated with His natural smile, and He appeared all the more lovely with His reddish eyes spread wide like the petals of a newly grown lotus flower covered with dew in the early morning. The irises of His eyes were so pleasing that they removed all the troubles of everyone who saw Him. His forehead, ears, neck, nose and all His other features were very beautiful. His gentle smile always made His face beautiful, so much so that He even attracted the hearts of married women. It was as though they had been pierced by arrows of Cupid. About His head was an abundance of curly, matted brown hair. His hair was disheveled because His body was dirty and not taken care of. He appeared as if He were haunted by a ghost.


PURPORT

Although Lord Ṛṣabhadeva's body was very much neglected, His transcendental features were so attractive that even married women were attracted to Him. His beauty and dirtiness combined to make His beautiful body appear as though it were haunted by a ghost.


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Facts about "SB 5.5.31"
Spoken byŚukadeva Gosvāmī +
Spoken toKing Parīkṣit +