madhye kṛśo vahasi yatra dṛśiḥ śritā me
paṅko ’ruṇaḥ surabhīr ātma-viṣāṇa īdṛg
yenāśramaṁ subhaga me surabhī-karoṣi
kim — what; sambhṛtam — filled; rucirayoḥ — very beautiful; dvija — O brāhmaṇa; śṛṅgayoḥ — within two horns; te — your; madhye — in the middle; kṛśaḥ — thin; vahasi — you are carrying; yatra — wherein; dṛśiḥ — eyes; śritā — attached; me — my; paṅkaḥ — powder; aruṇaḥ — red; surabhiḥ — fragrant; ātma-viṣāṇe — on the two horns; īdṛk — such; yena — by which; āśramam — place of residence; su-bhaga — O most fortunate one; me — my; surabhī-karoṣi — you are perfuming.
Āgnīdhra then praised Pūrvacitti’s raised breasts. He said: My dear brāhmaṇa your waist is very thin, yet with great difficulty you are carefully carrying two horns, to which my eyes have become attracted. What is filling those two beautiful horns? You seem to have spread fragrant red powder upon them, powder that is like the rising morning sun. O most fortunate one, I beg to inquire where you have gotten this fragrant powder that is perfuming my āśrama, my place of residence.
Āgnīdhra appreciated Pūrvacitti’s raised breasts. After seeing the girl’s breasts, he became almost mad. Nevertheless, he could not recognize whether Pūrvacitti was a boy or a girl, for as a result of his austerity he saw no distinction between the two. He therefore addressed her with the word dvija, “O brāhmaṇa.” Yet why should a dvija, a brāhmaṇa boy, have horns on his chest? Because the boy’s waist was thin, Āgnīdhra thought, he was carrying the horns with great difficulty, and therefore they must be filled with something very valuable. Otherwise why would he carry them? When a woman’s waist is thin and her breasts are full, she looks very attractive. Āgnīdhra, his eyes attracted, contemplated the heavy breasts on the girl’s thin body and imagined how her back must sustain them. Āgnīdhra imagined that her raised breasts were two horns she had covered with cloth so that others would not see the valuables within them. Āgnīdhra, however, was very anxious to see them. Therefore he requested, “Please uncover them so that I can see what you are carrying. Rest assured that I shall not take it away. If you feel an inconvenience in removing the covering, I can help you; I myself can uncover them to see what valuable things those raised horns contain.” He was also surprised to see the red dust of perfumed kuṅkuma spread over her breasts. Nevertheless, still considering Pūrvacitti a boy, Āgnīdhra addressed her as subhaga, most fortunate muni. The boy must have been fortunate; otherwise how simply by standing there could he perfume Āgnīdhra’s entire āśrama?