ratna-kūtair gṛhair hemair
vallabhībhiś ca nirmitam
Śrīla Śrīdhara Svāmī explains that the state highways (rathyāḥ) were in front and the secondary roads (vīthyaḥ) behind, and between them were courtyards (catvarāṇi). Within these courtyards were surrounding walls, and within the walls stood golden residences, atop which shone crystal watchtowers crowned with golden pots. Thus the buildings were multistoried. The word vāstu indicates that the houses and buildings were constructed on ample plots of land, with plenty of room for green areas.