Garga Samhita (English)

by Danavir Goswami | 425,489 words

The Garga-samhita Verse 4.8.18, English translation, including word-by-word: This text represents a Vaishnava scripture which narrates the life Krishna, It was composed in seventeen cantos by Garga Muni: an ancient sage and priest of the Yadu dynasty having. This is verse 4 of Chapter 8 (In the Story of the Yajna-sitas, the Glories of Ekadashi) of Canto 4 (madhurya-khanda).

Sanskrit text, transliteration and word-by-word meaning:

एकादश्याश् च नियमं
शृणुताथ व्रजाङ्गनाः
भूमि-शायी दशम्यां तु
चैक-भुक्तो जितेन्द्रियः

ekādaśyāś ca niyamaṃ
śṛṇutātha vrajāṅganāḥ
bhūmi-śāyī daśamyāṃ tu
caika-bhukto jitendriyaḥ

ekādaśyāḥ—of ekādaśī; ca—and; niyamam—restrictions; śṛṇutātha—please hear; vrajāṅganāḥ—O girls of Vraja; bhūmi-śāyīresting on the ground; daśamyām—on the dasami; tu—and; ca—also; eka—only once; bhuktaḥ—eating; jitaconquered; indriyaḥ—the senses.

English translation of verse 4.8.18:

O girls of Vraja, please hear the rules for observing ekādaśī. On ekādaśī one should control the senses and sleep on the ground. On dvādaśī one should eat only once.

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