The is is the english translation of the Sanatkumara Samhita. Sanatkumara in Sanskrit means “eternal youth”. Sage Sanatkumara was one of the Four Kumaras, the four Manasputras (mind-born-sons) or spiritual sons of Brahma. Sanatkumara is also the author of the Sanatkumara Samhita, which is part of the Shiva Purana, and has 59 chapters. Alternative ...
Sanskrit text and Unicode transliteration:
चन्दनेन मृदा वापि विलिखेत् बहु-मूलयोः
वाम-दक्षिणयोर् विप्र शङ्ख-चक्रे यथा क्रमम्
candanena mṛdā vāpi vilikhet bahu-mūlayoḥ
vāma-dakṣiṇayor vipra śaṅkha-cakre yathā kramam
Word-for-word Sanskrit-English equivalents:
candanena—with sandal paste; mṛdā—clay; vā—or; api—also; vilikhet—should write; bahu-mūlayoḥ—on the shoulders; vāma—left; dakṣiṇayoḥ—and right; vipra—O brāhmaṇa; śaṅkha-cakre—a conchshell and disc; yathā—as; kramam—in sequence.
English translation of verse:
O brāhmaṇa, using sandal paste or clay, the spiritual master should draw a conchshell and cakra on the left and right shoulders.