Canto 4: Creation of the Fourth OrderChapter 28: Purañjana Becomes a Woman in the Next Life

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 4.28.45

ajānatī priyatamaḿ

yadoparatam ańganā

susthirāsanam āsādya

yathā-pūrvam upācarat


ajānatī — without any knowledge; priya-tamam — her dearmost husband; yadā — when; uparatam — passed away; ańganā — the woman; susthira — fixed up; āsanam — on the seat; āsādya — going up to; yathāas; pūrvam — before; upācarat — went on serving him.


The daughter of King Vidarbha continued as usual to serve her husband, who was seated in a steady posture, until she could ascertain that he had passed away from the body.


It appears that the Queen did not even talk to her husband while serving. She would simply perform her prescribed duties without talk. Thus she did not stop rendering service until she could ascertain that her husband had passed from the body.

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