TEXT 20
go-mūtreṇa snāpayitvā
punar go-rajasārbhakam
rakṣāṁ cakruś ca śakṛtā
dvādaśāṅgeṣu nāmabhiḥ
SYNONYMS
go-mūtreṇa—with the urine of the cows; snāpayitvā—after thoroughly washing; punaḥ—again; go-rajasā—with the dust floating because of the movements of the cows; arbhakam—unto the child; rakṣām—protection; cakruḥ—executed; ca—also; śakṛtā—with the cow dung; dvādaśa-aṅgeṣu—in twelve places (dvādaśa-tilaka); nāmabhīḥ—by imprinting the holy names of the Lord.
TRANSLATION
The child was thoroughly washed with cow urine and then smeared with the dust raised by the movements of the cows. Then different names of the Lord were applied with cow dung on twelve different parts of His body, beginning with the forehead, as done in applying tilaka. In this way, the child was given protection.

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