Canto 11: General HistoryChapter 23: The Song of the Avantī Brāhmaṇa.

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 11.23.35

annaḿ ca bhaikṣya-sampannaḿ

bhuñjānasya sarit-taṭe

mūtrayanti ca pāpiṣṭhāḥ

ṣṭhīvanty asya ca mūrdhani


annam — food; ca — and; bhaikṣya — by his begging; sampannam — acquired; bhuñjānasya — of him who was about to partake; sarit — of a river; taṭe — on the shore; mūtrayanti — they urinate upon; ca — and; pāpiṣṭhāḥ — most sinful persons; ṣṭhīvanti — they spit; asya — his; ca — and; mūrdhani — on his head.


When he was sitting on the bank of a river about to partake of the food that he had collected by his begging, such sinful rascals would come and pass urine on it, and they would dare to spit on his head.

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