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    मैत्रेय उवाच मौक्तिकैः कुसुमस्रग्भिर्दुकूलैः स्वर्णतोरणैः । महासुरभिभिर्धूपैर्मण्डितं तत्र तत्र वै ।। ४-२१-१ ।।

    The great sage Maitreya told Vidura: When the King entered his city, it was very beautifully decorated to receive him with pearls, flower garlands, beautiful cloth and golden gates, and the entire city was perfumed with highly fragrant incense. ।। 4-21-1 ।।

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    चन्दनागुरुतोयार्द्ररथ्याचत्वरमार्गवत् । पुष्पाक्षतफलैस्तोक्मैर्लाजैरर्चिर्भिरर्चितम् ।। ४-२१-२ ।।

    Fragrant water distilled from sandalwood and aguru herb was sprinkled everywhere on the lanes, roads and small parks throughout the city, and everywhere were decorations of unbroken fruits, flowers, wetted grains, varied minerals, and lamps, all presented as auspicious paraphernalia. ।। 4-21-2 ।।

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    सवृन्दैः कदलीस्तम्भैः पूगपोतैः परिष्कृतम् । तरुपल्लवमालाभिः सर्वतः समलङ्कृतम् ।। ४-२१-३ ।।

    At the street crossings there were bunches of fruits and flowers, as well as pillars of banana trees and betel nut branches. All these combined decorations everywhere looked very attractive. ।। 4-21-3 ।।

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    प्रजास्तं दीपबलिभिः सम्भृताशेषमङ्गलैः । अभीयुर्मृष्टकन्याश्च मृष्टकुण्डलमण्डिताः ।। ४-२१-४ ।।

    As the King entered the gate of the city, all the citizens received him with many auspicious articles like lamps, flowers and yogurt. The King was also received by many beautiful unmarried girls whose bodies were bedecked with various ornaments, especially with earrings which collided with one another. ।। 4-21-4 ।।

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    शङ्खदुन्दुभिघोषेण ब्रह्मघोषेण चर्त्विजाम् । विवेश भवनं वीरः स्तूयमानो गतस्मयः ।। ४-२१-५ ।।

    When the King entered the palace, conchshells and kettledrums were sounded, priests chanted Vedic mantras, and professional reciters offered different prayers. But in spite of all this ceremony to welcome him, the King was not the least bit affected. ।। 4-21-5 ।।