1. 26

    सान्तःसरसि वेश्मस्थाः शतानि दश कन्यकाः । सर्वाः किशोरवयसो ददर्शोत्पलगन्धयः ।। ३-२३-२६ ।।

    In a house inside the lake she saw one thousand girls, all in the prime of youth and fragrant like lotuses. ।। 3-23-26 ।।

  2. 27

    तां दृष्ट्वा सहसोत्थाय प्रोचुः प्राञ्जलयः स्त्रियः । वयं कर्मकरीस्तुभ्यं शाधि नः करवाम किम् ।। ३-२३-२७ ।।

    Seeing her, the damsels suddenly rose and said with folded hands, “We are your maidservants. Tell us what we can do for you.” ।। 3-23-27 ।।

  3. 28

    स्नानेन तां महार्हेण स्नापयित्वा मनस्विनीम् । दुकूले निर्मले नूत्ने ददुरस्यै च मानदाः ।। ३-२३-२८ ।।

    The girls, being very respectful to Devahūti, brought her forth, and after bathing her with valuable oils and ointments, they gave her fine, new, spotless cloth to cover her body. ।। 3-23-28 ।।

  4. 29

    भूषणानि परार्ध्यानि वरीयांसि द्युमन्ति च । अन्नं सर्वगुणोपेतं पानं चैवामृतासवम् ।। ३-२३-२९ ।।

    They then decorated her with very excellent and valuable jewels, which shone brightly. Next they offered her food containing all good qualities, and a sweet inebriating drink called āsavam. ।। 3-23-29 ।।

  5. 30

    अथादर्शे स्वमात्मानं स्रग्विणं विरजाम्बरम् । विरजं कृतस्वस्त्ययनं कन्याभिर्बहुमानितम् ।। ३-२३-३० ।।

    Then in a mirror she beheld her own reflection. Her body was completely freed from all dirt, and she was adorned with a garland. Dressed in unsullied robes and decorated with auspicious marks of tilaka, she was served very respectfully by the maids. ।। 3-23-30 ।।