prattāṁ duhitaraṁ samrāṭ
sadṛkṣāya gata-vyathaḥ
upaguhya ca bāhubhyām
prattām—who was given; duhitaram—daughter; samrāṭ—the Emperor (Manu); sadṛkṣāya—unto a suitable person; gata-vyathaḥ—relieved of his responsibility; upaguhya—embracing; ca—and; bāhubhyām—with his two arms; autkaṇṭhya-unmathita-āśayaḥ—having an anxious and agitated mind.
Thus relieved of his responsibility by handing over his daughter to a suitable man, Svāyambhuva Manu, his mind agitated by feelings of separation, embraced his affectionate daughter with both his arms.
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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