- ākāśa-gaṅgayā devyā
- vṛtāṁ parikha-bhūtayā
- sāṭṭālenonnatena ca
ākāśa-gaṅgayā—by Ganges water known as Ākāśa-gaṅgā; devyā—the always-worshipable goddess; vṛtām—surrounded; parikha-bhūtayā—as a trench; prākāreṇa—by ramparts; agni-varṇena—resembling fire; sa-aṭṭālena—with places for fighting; unnatena—very high; ca—and.
The city was surrounded by trenches full of Ganges water, known as Ākāśa-gaṅgā, and by a high wall, which was the color of fire. Upon this wall were parapets for fighting.