Garga Samhita (English)

by Danavir Goswami | 425,489 words

The Garga-samhita Verse 4.8.33, 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:

दशमी फल-मात्रेण
त्याज्या चैकादशी तिथिः
मदिरा-बिन्दु-पातेन
त्याज्यो गङ्ग-घटो यथा

daśamī phala-mātreṇa
tyājyā caikādaśī tithiḥ
madirā-bindu-pātena
tyājyo gaṅga-ghaṭo yathā

daśamīdaśamī; phala-mātreṇa—by the resutl alone; tyājyā—should be abandoned; ca—and; ekādaśīekādaśī; tithiḥday; madirāof liquor; bindua drop; pātena—by falling; tyājyaḥshould be rejected; gaṅga-ghaṭaḥ—a jar of Ganges water; yathā—as.

English translation of verse 4.8.33:

As one avoids drinking a cup of Gaṅgā water into which a drop of wine has fallen, so one should avoid fasting on such an ekādaśī.

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