SB 6.1.61

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Srimad-Bhagavatam - Sixth Canto - Chapter 1: The History of the Life of Ajāmila
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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada



TEXT 61

dṛṣṭvā tāṁ kāma-liptena
bāhunā parirambhitām
jagāma hṛc-chaya-vaśaṁ
sahasaiva vimohitaḥ


SYNONYMS

dṛṣṭvā—by seeing; tām—her (the prostitute); kāma-liptena—decorated with turmeric to incite lusty desires; bāhunā—with the arm; parirambhitām—embraced; jagāma—went; hṛt-śaya—of lusty desires within the heart; vaśam—under the control; sahasā—suddenly; eva—indeed; vimohitaḥ—being illusioned.


TRANSLATION

The śūdra, his arm decorated with turmeric powder, was embracing the prostitute. When Ajāmila saw her, the dormant lusty desires in his heart awakened, and in illusion he fell under their control.


PURPORT

It is said that if one's body is smeared with turmeric, it attracts the lusty desires of the opposite sex. The word kāma-liptena indicates that the śūdra was decorated with turmeric smeared on his body.


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