Canto 3: The Status QuoChapter 23: Devahūti's Lamentation

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 3.23.22

īdṛg gṛhaḿ tat paśyantīḿ

nātiprītena cetasā


prāvocat kardamaḥ svayam


īdṛk — such; gṛham — house; tat — that; paśyantīm — looking at; na atiprītena — not much pleased; cetasā — with a heart; sarva-bhūta — of everyone; āśaya-abhijñaḥ — understanding the heart; prāvocathe addressed; kardamaḥKardama; svayam — personally.


When he saw Devahūti looking at the gigantic, opulent palace with a displeased heart, Kardama Muni could understand her feelings because he could study the heart of anyone. Thus he personally addressed his wife as follows.


Devahūti had spent a long time in the hermitage, not taking much care of her body. She was covered with dirt, and her clothing was not very nice. Kardama Muni was surprised that he could produce such a palace, and similarly his wife, Devahūti, was also astonished. How could she live in that opulent palace? Kardama Muni could understand her astonishment, and thus he spoke as follows.

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