देव्यो यथा दिवि विमानवरैर्नृदेव्यो ।
ता मातुलेयसखिभि: परिषिच्यमाना:
सव्रीडहासविकसद्वदना विरेजु: ॥ १६ ॥
devyo yathā divi vimāna-varair nṛ-devyo
tā mātuleya-sakhibhiḥ pariṣicyamānāḥ
guptāḥ — guarded; nṛbhiḥ — by soldiers; niragaman — they went out; upalabdhum — to see first-hand; etat — this; devyaḥ — the wives of the demigods; yathā — as; divi — in the sky; vimāna — on their airplanes; varaiḥ — excellent; nṛ-devyaḥ — the queens (of King Yudhiṣṭhira); tāḥ — they; mātuleya — by their maternal cousins (Lord Kṛṣṇa and His brothers, such as Gada and Sāraṇa); sakhibhiḥ — and by their friends (such as Bhīma and Arjuna); pariṣicyamānāḥ — being sprinkled; sa-vrīḍa — shy; hāsa — with smiles; vikasat — blossoming; vadanāḥ — whose faces; virejuḥ — they appeared splendid.
Surrounded by guards, King Yudhiṣṭhira’s queens came out on their chariots to see the fun, just as the demigods’ wives appeared in the sky in celestial airplanes. As maternal cousins and intimate friends sprinkled the queens with liquids, the ladies’ faces bloomed with shy smiles, enhancing the queens’ splendid beauty.
The maternal cousins referred to here are Lord Kṛṣṇa and such brothers of His as Gada and Sāraṇa, and the friends mentioned are such persons as Bhīma and Arjuna.