एष मां त्वत्कृते विद्वन् काम आत्तशरासन: ।
दुनोति दीनां विक्रम्य रम्भामिव मतङ्गज: ॥ १० ॥
eṣa māṁ tvat-kṛte vidvan
dunoti dīnāṁ vikramya
rambhām iva mataṅgajaḥ
In that place the beautiful Diti expressed her desire: O learned one, Cupid is taking his arrows and distressing me forcibly, as a mad elephant troubles a banana tree.
Beautiful Diti, seeing her husband absorbed in trance, began to speak loudly, not attempting to attract him by bodily expressions. She frankly said that her whole body was distressed by sex desire because of her husband’s presence, just as a banana tree is troubled by a mad elephant. It was not natural for her to agitate her husband when he was in trance, but she could not control her strong sexual appetite. Her sex desire was like a mad elephant, and therefore it was the prime duty of her husband to give her all protection by fulfilling her desire.