Book 10: Forty-two Chapter (First Half)
Srimad Bhagvata Mahapurana: Book 10: Chapter 42: Verses 1-13
A description of the amphitheatre for wrestlers (set up by Kamsa)
Sri Suka began again : Proceeding further along the main road, Sri Krsna (a scion of Madhu), who affords delight liberally to all, saw a hunchbacked young woman of comely appearance passing (that way) with a vessel full of sandal-paste (used for smearing one's body with) and laughingly questioned her (as follows):- "Hallo ! who are you, 0 handsome woman? And for whom is this sandal- paste intended? (Please) tell us the truth. (Pray,) give us both the excellent paste; goodwill betide you not long afterwards through this (piece of service)." The maid-servant replied : "I am a maid-servant, Trivakra by name, esteemed by Kamsa for my art of preparing sandal-pastes, 0 pretty youth !Sandal-paste prepared by me is much to the taste of Kamsa( the ruler of the Bhojas). Who else other than you two deserves (to have) it?" Her mind bewitched by the comeliness and delicacy of form, loving disposition, laughter, conversation and penetrating glances of the two Brothers, the hunchback gave Them both the thick sandal-paste. Painted (severally) with the pigment which shone in contrast with Their complexion and adorned the upper part of Their body, They then looked (most) charming.The propitious Lord made up His mind to straighten the hunchback-who was curved at three places, though possessed of a charming countenance-(thereby) showing (to the world) the (immediate) reward of His sight.
- ↑ She was curved at three places, viz., the neck, the breast and the waist, hence the name.