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SB 10.12.20

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada


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.

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