TEXT 40
gaganān nyapatat sadyaḥ
savimāno hy avāk-śirāḥ
sa vālikhilya-vacanād
asthīny ādāya vismitaḥ
prāsya prācī-sarasvatyāṁ
snātvā dhāma svam anvagāt
SYNONYMS
gaganāt—from the sky; nyapatat—fell; sadyaḥ—suddenly; sa-vimānaḥ—with his airplane; hi—certainly; avāk-śirāḥ—with his head downward; saḥ—he; vālikhilya—of the great sages named the Vālikhilyas; vacanāt—by the instructions; asthīni—all the bones; ādāya—taking; vismitaḥ—struck with wonder; prāsya—throwing; prācī-sarasvatyām—in the River Sarasvatī, which flows to the east; snātvā—bathing in that river; dhāma—to the abode; svam—his own; anvagāt—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 Vālikhilyas to throw the brāhmaṇa’s bones in the nearby River Sarasvatī. He had to do this and bathe in the river before returning to his own abode.

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