|Canto 9: Liberation||Chapter 16: Lord Paraśurāma Destroys the World's Ruling Class|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.16.4
kālātyayaḿ taḿ vilokya
āgatya kalaśaḿ tasthau
kāla-atyayam — passing the time; tam — that; vilokya — observing; muneḥ — of the great sage Jamadagni; śāpa-viśańkitā — being afraid of the curse; āgatya — returning; kalaśam — the waterpot; tasthau — stood; purodhāya — putting in front of the sage; kṛta-añjaliḥ — with folded hands.
Later, understanding that the time for offering the sacrifice had passed, Reṇukā feared a curse from her husband. Therefore when she returned she simply put the waterpot before him and stood there with folded hands.
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