TEXT 56
nirbibheda virājas tvag-
roma-śmaśrv-ādayas tataḥ
tata oṣadhayaś cāsan
śiśnaṁ nirbibhide tataḥ
SYNONYMS
nirbibheda—appeared; virājaḥ—of the universal form; tvak—skin; roma—hair; śmaśru—beard, mustache; ādayaḥ—and so on; tataḥ—then; tataḥ—thereupon; oṣadhayaḥ—the herbs and drugs; ca—and; āsan—appeared; śiśnam—genitals; nirbibhide—appeared; tataḥ—after this.
TRANSLATION
Then the universal form of the Lord, the virāṭ-puruṣa, manifested His skin, and thereupon the hair, mustache and beard appeared. After this all the herbs and drugs became manifested, and then His genitals also appeared.
PURPORT
The skin is the site of the touch sensation. The demigods who control the production of herbs and medicinal drugs are the deities presiding over the tactile sense.

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