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Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.17.17
gāḿ kampayantau caraṇaiḥ pade pade
kaṭyā sukāñcyārkam atītya tasthatuḥ
divi-spṛśau — touching the sky; hema — golden; kirīṭa — of their helmets; koṭibhiḥ — with the crests; niruddha — blocked; kāṣṭhau — the directions; sphurat — brilliant; ańgadā — bracelets; bhujau — on whose arms; gām — the earth; kampayantau — shaking; caraṇaiḥ — with their feet; pade pade — at every step; kaṭyā — with their waists; su-kāñcyā — with beautiful decorated belts; arkam — the sun; atītya — surpassing; tasthatuḥ — they stood.
Their bodies became so tall that they seemed to kiss the sky with the crests of their gold crowns. They blocked the view of all directions and while walking shook the earth at every step. Their arms were adorned with brilliant bracelets, and they stood as if covering the sun with their waists, which were bound with excellent and beautiful girdles.
In the demoniac way of civilization, people are interested in getting a body constructed in such a way that when they walk on the street the earth will tremble and when they stand it will appear that they cover the sun and the vision of the four directions. If a race appears strong in body, their country is materially considered to be among the highly advanced nations of the world.
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