patnim viksya visphurantim
devim vaimanikim iva
madhye bhantim sa vismitah
Sudama was amazed to see his wife. Shining forth in the midst of maidservants adorned with jeweled lockets, she looked as effulgent as a demigoddess in her celestial airplane.
Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti explains that up to now the Supreme Lord had kept the brahmana in his wretched state so that his wife could recognize him.