CC Adi 17.164

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada



TEXT 164

aśvamedhaṁ gavālambhaṁ
sannyāsaṁ pala-paitṛkam
devareṇa sutotpattiṁ
kalau pañca vivarjayet


SYNONYMS

aśva-medham—a sacrifice offering a horse; gava-ālambham—a sacrifice of cows; sannyāsam—the renounced order of life; pala-paitṛkam—an offering of oblations of flesh to the forefathers; devareṇa—by a husband’s brother; suta-utpattim—begetting children; kalau—in the Age of Kali; pañca—five; vivarjayet—one must give up.


TRANSLATION

“‘In this Age of Kali, five acts are forbidden: the offering of a horse in sacrifice, the offering of a cow in sacrifice, the acceptance of the order of sannyāsa, the offering of oblations of flesh to the forefathers, and a man’s begetting children in his brother’s wife.’


PURPORT

This is a quotation from the Brahma-vaivarta Purāṇa (Kṛṣṇa-janma-khaṇḍa 185.180).