Please note: The synonyms, translation and purport of this verse were composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
- śyāmaika-varṇān varuṇo
- hayān śuklān mano-javān
- aṣṭau nidhi-patiḥ kośān
- loka-pālo nijodayān
śyāma—dark blue; eka—exclusively; varṇān—colored; varuṇaḥ—Varuṇa, ruler of the oceans; hayān—horses; śuklān—white; manaḥ—(as the) mind; javān—swift; aṣṭau—eight; nidhi-patiḥ—the treasurer of the demigods, Kuvera; kośān—treasures; loka-pālaḥ—the rulers of various planets; nija—their own; udayān—opulences.
Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda
Lord Varuṇa offered horses as swift as the mind, some of which were pure dark-blue, others white. The treasurer of the demigods, Kuvera, gave his eight mystic treasures, and the rulers of various planets each presented their own opulences.
Śrīla Śrīdhara Svāmī comments as follows on this verse: "The master of the treasury is Kuvera, and the eight treasures are his nidhis. These are described as follows:
- padmaś caiva mahāpadmo
- matsya-kūrmau tathaudakaḥ
- nīlo mukundaḥ śaṅkhaś ca
- nidhayo 'ṣṭau prakīrtitāḥ
'The eight mystic treasures are called Padma, Mahāpadma, Matsya, Kūrma, Audaka, Nīla, Mukunda and Śaṅkha.' "