asvo ’yam niyatam vatsa
ime ca pitaro dagdha
gangambho ’rhanti netarat
sri-bhagavan uvaca—the great personality Kapila Muni said; asvah—horse; ayam—this; niyatam—take; vatsa—O My son; pitamaha—of your grandfather; pasuh—this animal; tava—your; ime—all these; ca—also; pitarah—bodies of forefathers; dagdhah—burnt to ashes; ganga-ambhah—the water of the Ganges; arhanti—can be saved; na—not; itarat—any other means.
The Personality of Godhead said: My dear Amsuman, here is the animal sought by your grandfather for sacrifice. Please take it. As for your forefathers, who have been burnt to ashes, they can be delivered only by Ganges water, and not by any other means.
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