taá¹ dvyaá¹£á¹a-vará¹£aá¹ su-kumÄra-pÄda-
tam - him; dvi-aá¹£á¹a - sixteen; vará¹£am - years; su-kumÄra - delicate; pÄda - legs; kara - hands; Å«ru - thighs; bÄhu - arms; aá¹sa - shoulders; kapola - forehead; gÄtram - body; cÄru - beautiful; Äyata - broad; aká¹£a - eyes; unnasa - high nose; tulya - similar; kará¹a - ears; subhru - nice brows; Änanam - face; kambu - conchshell; sujÄta - nicely built; kaá¹á¹ham - neck.
A respectable personality is described beginning with the legs, and this honored system is observed here with Åukadeva GosvÄmÄ«. He was only sixteen years of age. A person is honored for his achievements and not for advanced age. A person can be older by experience and not by age. ÅrÄ« Åukadeva GosvÄmÄ«, who is described herein as the son of VyÄsadeva, was by his knowledge more experienced than all the sages present there, although he was only sixteen years old.