इन्द्रनीलमयै: कुड्यैर्जगत्या चाहतत्विषा ॥ ९ ॥
वितानैर्निर्मितैस्त्वष्ट्रा मुक्तादामविलम्बिभि: ।
दान्तैरासनपर्यङ्कैर्मण्युत्तमपरिष्कृतै: ॥ १० ॥
दासीभिर्निष्ककण्ठीभि: सुवासोभिरलङ्कृतम् ।
पुम्भि: सकञ्चुकोष्णीषसुवस्त्रमणिकुण्डलै: ॥ ११ ॥
ध्वान्तं विचित्रवलभीषु शिखण्डिनोऽङ्ग ।
नृत्यन्ति यत्र विहितागुरुधूपमक्षै-
र्निर्यान्तमीक्ष्य घनबुद्धय उन्नदन्त: ॥ १२ ॥
dhvāntaṁ vicitra-valabhīṣu śikhaṇḍino ’ṅga
nṛtyanti yatra vihitāguru-dhūpam akṣair
niryāntam īkṣya ghana-buddhaya unnadantaḥ
viṣṭabdham — supported; vidruma — of coral; stambhaiḥ — by pillars; vaidūrya — of vaidūrya gems; phalaka — with decorative coverings; uttamaiḥ — excellent; indranīla-mayaiḥ — bedecked with sapphires; kuḍyaiḥ — with walls; jagatyā — with a floor; ca — and; ahata — constant; tviṣā — whose effulgence; vitānaiḥ — with canopies; nirmitaiḥ — constructed; tvaṣṭrā — by Viśvakarmā; muktā-dāma — of strands of pearls; vilambibhiḥ — with hangings; dāntaiḥ — of ivory; āsana — with seats; paryaṅkaiḥ — and beds; maṇi — with jewels; uttama — most excellent; pariṣkṛtaiḥ — decorated; dāsībhiḥ — with maidservants; niṣka — lockets; kaṇṭhībhiḥ — upon whose throats; su-vāsobhiḥ — well-dressed; alaṅkṛtam — adorned; pumbhiḥ — with men; sa-kañcuka — wearing armor; uṣṇīṣa — turbans; su-vastra — fine clothing; maṇi — jeweled; kuṇḍalaiḥ — and earrings; ratna — jewel-bedecked; pradīpa — of lamps; nikara — many; dyutibhiḥ — with the light; nirasta — dispelled; dhvāntam — darkness; vicitra — variegated; valabhīṣu — on the ridges of the roof; śikhaṇḍinaḥ — peacocks; aṅga — my dear (King Parīkṣit); nṛtyanti — dance; yatra — wherein; vihita — placed; aguru — of aguru; dhūpam — incense; akṣaiḥ — through the small holes in the latticed windows; niryāntam — going out; īkṣya — seeing; ghana — a cloud; buddhayaḥ — thinking it to be; unnadantaḥ — crying loudly.
Supporting the palace were coral pillars decoratively inlaid with vaidūrya gems. Sapphires bedecked the walls, and the floors glowed with perpetual brilliance. In that palace Tvaṣṭā had arranged canopies with hanging strands of pearls; there were also seats and beds fashioned of ivory and precious jewels. In attendance were many well-dressed maidservants bearing lockets on their necks, and also armor-clad guards with turbans, fine uniforms and jeweled earrings. The glow of numerous jewel-studded lamps dispelled all darkness in the palace. My dear King, on the ornate ridges of the roof danced loudly crying peacocks, who saw the fragrant aguru incense escaping through the holes of the latticed windows and mistook it for a cloud.
Śrīla Prabhupāda writes: “There was so much incense and fragrant gum burning that the scented fumes were coming out of the windows. The peacocks sitting on the steps became illusioned by the fumes, mistaking them for clouds, and began dancing jubilantly. There were many maidservants, all of whom were decorated with gold necklaces, bangles and beautiful sārīs. There were also many male servants, who were nicely decorated in cloaks and turbans and jeweled earrings. Beautiful as they were, the servants were all engaged in different household duties.”