- vitarkayanto bahudhā
- tāṁ sandhyāṁ pramadākṛtim
- abhisambhāvya viśrambhāt
- paryapṛcchan kumedhasaḥ
vitarkayantaḥ—indulging in speculations; bahudhā—various kinds; tām—her; sandhyām—the evening twilight; pramadā—a young woman; ākṛtim—in the form of; abhisambhāvya—treating with great respect; viśrambhāt—fondly; paryapṛcchan—questioned; ku-medhasaḥ—wicked-minded.
Indulging in various speculations about the evening twilight, which appeared to them endowed with the form of a young woman, the wicked-minded asuras treated her with respect and fondly spoke to her as follows.