TEXT 20
suni' saci-misrera mane ananda badila
brahmana-brahmani ani' mahotsava kaila
SYNONYMS
suni'-hearing this; saci—of mother Saci; misrera—and of Jagannatha Misra; mane—within the minds; ananda—pleasure; badila—increased; brahmana—the brahmanas; brahmani—and their wives; ani'-inviting them; mahotsava—a festival; kaila—observed.
TRANSLATION
After hearing Nilambara Cakravarti's prediction, Sacimata and Jagannatha Misra observed the name-giving festival in great joy, inviting all the brahmanas and their wives.
PURPORT
It is the Vedic system to observe all kinds of festivals, including birthday festivals, marriage festivals, name-giving festivals and festivals marking the beginning of education, by especially inviting brahmanas. In every festival the brahmanas are to be fed first, and when the brahmanas are pleased they bless the festival by chanting Vedic mantras or the Hare Krsna maha-mantra.

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