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pritah svayam taya yuktah
With pleasure he took his wife with him and entered his house, where there were hundreds of gem-studded pillars, just as in the palace of Lord Mahendra.
Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti comments that Sudama was simply astonished at the sight of his wife. As he wondered, “Who is this demigod’s wife who has approached such a fallen soul as me?” the maidservants informed him, “This is indeed your wife.” At that very moment Sudama’s body became young and beautiful, bedecked in fine clothing and jewelry. The word pritah here indicates that these changes gave him considerable pleasure.
The famous “Thousand Names of Visnu” hymn of the Mahabharata immortalizes Sudama’s sudden opulence in the following phrase: sridama-ranka-bhaktartha-bhumy-anitendra-vaibhavah. “Lord Visnu is also known as He who brought Indra’s opulence to this earth for the benefit of His pitiful devotee Sridama [Sudama].”