TEXT 21
āropyāṅkam avaghrāya
mūrdhany aśru-kalāmbubhiḥ
āsiñcan vikasad-vaktram
idam āha yudhiṣṭhira
SYNONYMS
āropya—placing; aṅkam—on the lap; avaghrāya mūrdhani—smelling his head; aśru—of tears; kalā-ambubhiḥ—with water from drops; āsiñcan—moistening; vikasat-vaktram—his smiling face; idam—this; āha—said; yudhiṣṭhira—O Mahārāja Yudhiṣṭhira.
TRANSLATION
Nārada Muni continued: My dear King Yudhiṣṭhira, Hiraṇyakaśipu seated Prahlāda Mahārāja on his lap and began smelling his head. With affectionate tears gliding down from his eyes and moistening the child’s smiling face, he spoke to his son as follows.
PURPORT
If a child or disciple falls at the feet of the father or spiritual master, the superior responds by smelling the head of the subordinate.

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