TEXT 24
prattam duhitaram samrat
sadrksaya gata-vyathah
upaguhya ca bahubhyam
autkanthyonmathitasayah
SYNONYMS
prattam—who was given; duhitaram—daughter; samrat—the Emperor (Manu); sadrksaya—unto a suitable person; gata-vyathah—relieved of his responsibility; upaguhya—embracing; ca—and; bahubhyam—with his two arms; autkanthya-unmathita-asayah—having an anxious and agitated mind.
TRANSLATION
Thus relieved of his responsibility by handing over his daughter to a suitable man, Svayambhuva Manu, his mind agitated by feelings of separation, embraced his affectionate daughter with both his arms.
PURPORT
A father always remains in anxiety until he can hand over his grownup daughter to a suitable boy. A father and mother’s responsibility for children continues until they marry them to suitable spouses; when the father is able to perform that duty, he is relieved of his responsibility.

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