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SB 3.21.36

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada



TEXT 36

manuḥ syandanam āsthāya
śātakaumbha-paricchadam
āropya svāṁ duhitaraṁ
sa-bhāryaḥ paryaṭan mahīm


SYNONYMS

manuḥ—Svāyambhuva Manu; syandanam—the chariot; āsthāya—having mounted; śātakaumbha—made of gold; paricchadam—the outer cover; āropya—putting on; svām—his own; duhitaram—daughter; sa-bhāryaḥ—along with his wife; paryaṭan—traveling all over; mahīm—the globe.


TRANSLATION

Svāyambhuva Manu, with his wife, mounted his chariot, which was decorated with golden ornaments. Placing his daughter on it with them, he began traveling all over the earth.


PURPORT

The Emperor Manu, as the great ruler of the world, could have engaged an agent to find a suitable husband for his daughter, but because he loved her just as a father should, he himself left his state on a golden chariot, with only his wife, to find her a suitable husband.



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