- satyam arka-karāraktam
- uttarā-hanuvad ghanam
- adharā-hanuvad rodhas
satyam—now the boys decided that it was in fact a living python; arka-kara-āraktam—appearing like the sunshine; uttarā-hanuvat ghanam—on the cloud resembling the upper lips; adharā-hanuvat—resembling the lower lips; rodhaḥ—big bank; tat-praticchāyayā—by the reflection of sunshine; aruṇam—reddish.
Thereafter they decided: Dear friends, this is certainly an animal sitting here to swallow us all. Its upper lip resembles a cloud reddened by the sunshine, and its lower lip resembles the reddish shadows of a cloud.