- iti sāyantanīṁ sandhyām
- asurāḥ pramadāyatīm
- pralobhayantīṁ jagṛhur
- matvā mūḍha-dhiyaḥ striyam
iti—in this way; sāyantanīm—the evening; sandhyām—twilight; asurāḥ—the demons; pramadāyatīm—behaving like a wanton woman; pralobhayantīm—alluring; jagṛhuḥ—seized; matvā—thinking to be; mūḍha-dhiyaḥ—unintelligent; striyam—a woman.
The asuras, clouded in their understanding, took the evening twilight to be a beautiful woman showing herself in her alluring form, and they seized her.
The asuras are described here as mūḍha-dhiyaḥ, meaning that they are captivated by ignorance, just like the ass. The demons were captivated by the false, glaring beauty of this material form, and thus they embraced her.