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ŚB 3.17.17


दिविस्पृशौ हेमकिरीटकोटिभि-
र्निरुद्धकाष्ठौ स्फुरदङ्गदाभुजौ ।
गां कम्पयन्तौ चरणै: पदे पदे
कट्या सुकाञ्‍च्यार्कमतीत्य तस्थतु: ॥ १७ ॥


divi-spṛśau hema-kirīṭa-koṭibhir
niruddha-kāṣṭhau sphurad-aṅgadā-bhujau
gāṁ kampayantau caraṇaiḥ pade pade
kaṭyā sukāñcyārkam atītya tasthatuḥ


divi-spṛśau — touching the sky; hema — golden; kirīṭa — of their helmets; koṭibhiḥ — with the crests; niruddha — blocked; kāṣṭhau — the directions; sphurat — brilliant; aṅgadā — bracelets; bhujau — on whose arms; gām — the earth; kampayantau — shaking; caraṇaiḥ — with their feet; pade pade — at every step; kaṭyā — with their waists; su-kāñcyā — with beautiful decorated belts; arkam — the sun; atītya — surpassing; tasthatuḥ — they stood.


Their bodies became so tall that they seemed to kiss the sky with the crests of their gold crowns. They blocked the view of all directions and while walking shook the earth at every step. Their arms were adorned with brilliant bracelets, and they stood as if covering the sun with their waists, which were bound with excellent and beautiful girdles.


In the demoniac way of civilization, people are interested in getting a body constructed in such a way that when they walk on the street the earth will tremble and when they stand it will appear that they cover the sun and the vision of the four directions. If a race appears strong in body, their country is materially considered to be among the highly advanced nations of the world.