vasitva vasasi nile
malam amucya kañcanim
reye sv-alankrto lipto
mahendra iva varanah
Lord Balarama dressed Himself in the blue garments and put on the gold necklace. Anointed with fragrances and beautifully adorned, He appeared as resplendent as Indra’s royal elephant.
Anointed with sandalwood paste and other pure, fragrant substances, Balarama resembled Airavata, the great elephant of Lord Indra.