dadrsus tatra te ramyam
alakam nama vai purim
vanam saugandhikam capi
yatra tan-nama pankajam
Translation by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada:
Thus the demigods saw the wonderfully beautiful region known as Alaka in the forest known as Saugandhika, which means “full of fragrance.” The forest is known as Saugandhika because of its abundance of lotus flowers.
Purport by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada:
Sometimes Alaka is known as Alaka-puri, which is also the name of the abode of Kuvera. Kuvera’s abode, however, cannot be seen from Kailasa. Therefore the region of Alaka referred to here is different from the Alaka-puri of Kuvera. According to Viraraghava Acarya, alaka means “uncommonly beautiful.” In the region of Alaka that the demigods saw, there is a type of lotus flower known as Saugandhika that distributes an especially fragrant scent.