TEXT 5
saumangalya-giro viprah
suta-magadha-vandinah
gayakas ca jagur nedur
bheryo dundubhayo muhuh
SYNONYMS
saumangalya-girah—whose chanting of mantras and hymns purified the environment by their vibration; viprah—the brahmanas; suta—experts in reciting all the histories; magadha—experts in reciting the histories of special royal families; vandinah—general professional reciters; gayakah—singers; ca—as well as; jaguh—chanted; neduh—vibrated; bheryah—a kind of musical instrument; dundubhayah—a kind of musical instrument; muhuh—constantly.
TRANSLATION
The brahmanas recited auspicious Vedic hymns, which purified the environment by their vibration. The experts in reciting old histories like the Puranas, the experts in reciting the histories of royal families, and general reciters all chanted, while singers sang and many kinds of musical instruments, like bheris and dundubhis, played in accompaniment.

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