1. 6

    श्रीशुक उवाच एकदा दानवेन्द्रस्य शर्मिष्ठा नाम कन्यका । सखीसहस्रसंयुक्ता गुरुपुत्र्या च भामिनी ।। ९-१८-६ ।।

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: One day Vṛṣaparvā’s daughter Śarmiṣṭhā, who was innocent but angry by nature, ।। 9-18-6 ।।

  2. 7

    देवयान्या पुरोद्याने पुष्पितद्रुमसङ्कुले । व्यचरत्कलगीतालिनलिनीपुलिनेऽबला ।। ९-१८-७ ।।

    Walking with Devayānī, the daughter of Śukrācārya, and with thousands of friends, in the palace garden. The garden was full of lotuses and trees of flowers and fruits and was inhabited by sweetly singing birds and bumblebees. ।। 9-18-7 ।।

  3. 8

    ता जलाशयमासाद्य कन्याः कमललोचनाः । तीरे न्यस्य दुकूलानि विजह्रुः सिञ्चतीर्मिथः ।। ९-१८-८ ।।

    When the young, lotus-eyed girls came to the bank of a reservoir of water, they wanted to enjoy by bathing. Thus they left their clothing on the bank and began sporting, throwing water on one another. ।। 9-18-8 ।।

  4. 9

    वीक्ष्य व्रजन्तं गिरिशं सह देव्या वृषस्थितम् । सहसोत्तीर्य वासांसि पर्यधुर्व्रीडिताः स्त्रियः ।। ९-१८-९ ।।

    While sporting in the water, the girls suddenly saw Lord Śiva passing by, seated on the back of his bull with his wife, Pārvatī. Ashamed because they were naked, the girls quickly got out of the water and covered themselves with their garments. ।। 9-18-9 ।।

  5. 10

    शर्मिष्ठाजानती वासो गुरुपुत्र्याः समव्ययत् । स्वीयं मत्वा प्रकुपिता देवयानीदमब्रवीत् ।। ९-१८-१० ।।

    Śarmiṣṭhā unknowingly put Devayānī’s dress on her own body, thus angering Devayānī, who then spoke as follows. ।। 9-18-10 ।।