- bibhṛyād upavītaṁ ca
- darbha-pāṇir yathoditam
mekhalā—a belt made of straw; ajina-vāsāṁsi—garments made of deerskin; jaṭā—matted hair; daṇḍa—a rod; kamaṇḍalūn—and a waterpot known as a kamaṇḍalu; bibhṛyāt—he (the brahmacārī) should regularly carry or wear; upavītam ca—and a sacred thread; darbha-pāṇiḥ—taking purified kuśa in his hand; yathā uditam—as recommended in the śāstras.
Carrying pure kuśa grass in his hand, the brahmacārī should dress regularly with a belt of straw and with deerskin garments. He should wear matted hair, carry a rod and waterpot and be decorated with a sacred thread, as recommended in the śāstras.