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    श्रीशुक उवाच अथ सर्वगुणोपेतः कालः परमशोभनः । यर्ह्येवाजनजन्मर्क्षं शान्तर्क्षग्रहतारकम् ।। १०-३-१ ।।

    Thereafter, at the auspicious time for the appearance of the Lord, the entire universe was surcharged with all the qualities of goodness, beauty and peace. The constellation Rohiṇī appeared, as did stars like Aśvinī. ।। 10-3-1 ।।

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    दिशः प्रसेदुर्गगनं निर्मलोडुगणोदयम् । मही मङ्गलभूयिष्ठपुरग्रामव्रजाकरा ।। १०-३-२ ।।

    The constellation Rohiṇī appeared, as did stars like Aśvinī. The sun, the moon and the other stars and planets were very peaceful. All directions appeared extremely pleasing, and the beautiful stars twinkled in the cloudless sky. Decorated with towns, villages, mines and pasturing grounds, the earth seemed all-auspicious. ।। 10-3-2 ।।

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    नद्यः प्रसन्नसलिला ह्रदा जलरुहश्रियः । द्विजालिकुलसन्नादस्तबका वनराजयः ।। १०-३-३ ।।

    The rivers flowed with clear water, and the lakes and vast reservoirs, full of lilies and lotuses, were extraordinarily beautiful. In the trees and green plants, full of flowers and leaves, pleasing to the eyes, birds like cuckoos and swarms of bees began chanting with sweet voices for the sake of the demigods. ।। 10-3-3 ।।

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    ववौ वायुः सुखस्पर्शः पुण्यगन्धवहः शुचिः । अग्नयश्च द्विजातीनां शान्तास्तत्र समिन्धत ।। १०-३-४ ।।

    A pure breeze began to blow, pleasing the sense of touch and bearing the aroma of flowers, and when the brāhmaṇas engaging in ritualistic ceremonies ignited their fires according to Vedic principles, the fires burned steadily, undisturbed by the breeze. ।। 10-3-4 ।।

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    मनांस्यासन् प्रसन्नानि साधूनामसुरद्रुहाम् । जायमानेऽजने तस्मिन् नेदुर्दुन्दुभयो दिवि ।। १०-३-५ ।।

    Thus when the birthless Lord Viṣṇu, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, was about to appear, the saints and brāhmaṇas, who had always been disturbed by demons like Kaṁsa and his men, felt peace within the core of their hearts, and kettledrums simultaneously vibrated from the upper planetary system. Purport ।। 10-3-5 ।।