TEXT 40
gaganan nyapatat sadyah
savimano hy avak-sirah
sa valikhilya-vacanad
asthiny adaya vismitah
prasya praci-sarasvatyam
snatva dhama svam anvagat
SYNONYMS
gaganat—from the sky; nyapatat—fell; sadyah—suddenly; sa-vimanah—with his airplane; hi—certainly; avak-sirah—with his head downward; sah—he; valikhilya—of the great sages named the Valikhilyas; vacanat—by the instructions; asthini—all the bones; adaya—taking; vismitah—struck with wonder; prasya—throwing; praci-sarasvatyam—in the River Sarasvati, which flows to the east; snatva—bathing in that river; dhama—to the abode; svam—his own; anvagat—returned.
TRANSLATION
Suddenly Citraratha was forced to fall from the sky headfirst with his airplane. Struck with wonder, he was ordered by the great sages named the Valikhilyas to throw the brahmana’s bones in the nearby River Sarasvati. He had to do this and bathe in the river before returning to his own abode.

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