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SB 7.12.21

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada



TEXT 21

keśa-roma-nakha-śmaśru-
malāni jaṭilo dadhat
kamaṇḍalv-ajine daṇḍa-
valkalāgni-paricchadān


SYNONYMS

keśa—hair on the head; roma—hair on the body; nakha—nails; śmaśru—moustache; malāni—and dirt on the body; jaṭilaḥ—with matted locks of hair; dadhat—one should keep; kamaṇḍalu—a waterpot; ajine—and a deerskin; daṇḍa—rod; valkala—the bark of a tree; agni—fire; paricchadān—garments.


TRANSLATION

The vānaprastha should wear matted locks of hair on his head and let his body hair, nails and moustache grow. He should not cleanse his body of dirt. He should keep a waterpot, deerskin and rod, wear the bark of a tree as a covering, and use garments colored like fire.



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