drstva tam kama-liptena
Translation by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada:
The sudra, his arm decorated with turmeric powder, was embracing the prostitute. When Ajamila saw her, the dormant lusty desires in his heart awakened, and in illusion he fell under their control.
Purport by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada:
It is said that if one’s body is smeared with turmeric, it attracts the lusty desires of the opposite sex. The word kama-liptena indicates that the sudra was decorated with turmeric smeared on his body.