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    श्रीशुक उवाच नन्दस्त्वात्मज उत्पन्ने जाताह्लादो महामनाः । आहूय विप्रान् वेदज्ञान् स्नातः शुचिरलङ्कृतः ।। १०-५-१ ।।

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: Nanda Mahārāja was naturally very magnanimous, and when Lord Śrī Kṛṣṇa appeared as his son, he was overwhelmed by jubilation. Therefore, after bathing and purifying himself and dressing himself properly, ।। 10-5-1 ।।

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    वाचयित्वा स्वस्त्ययनं जातकर्मात्मजस्य वै । कारयामास विधिवत्पितृदेवार्चनं तथा ।। १०-५-२ ।।

    He invited brāhmaṇas who knew how to recite Vedic mantras. After having these qualified brāhmaṇas recite auspicious Vedic hymns, he arranged to have the Vedic birth ceremony celebrated for his newborn child according to the rules and regulations, and he also arranged for worship of the demigods and forefathers. ।। 10-5-2 ।।

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    धेनूनां नियुते प्रादाद्विप्रेभ्यः समलङ्कृते । तिलाद्रीन् सप्त रत्नौघशातकौम्भाम्बरावृतान् ।। १०-५-३ ।।

    Nanda Mahārāja gave two million cows, completely decorated with cloth and jewels, in charity to the brāhmaṇas. He also gave them seven hills of grain, covered with jewels and with cloth decorated with golden embroidery. ।। 10-5-3 ।।

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    कालेन स्नानशौचाभ्यां संस्कारैस्तपसेज्यया । शुध्यन्ति दानैः सन्तुष्ट्या द्रव्याण्यात्माऽऽत्मविद्यया ।। १०-५-४ ।।

    O King, by the passing of time, land and other material possessions are purified; by bathing, the body is purified; and by being cleansed, unclean things are purified. By purificatory ceremonies, birth is purified; by austerity, the senses are purified; and by worship and charity offered to the brāhmaṇas, material possessions are purified. By satisfaction, the mind is purified; and by self-realization, or Kṛṣṇa consciousness, the soul is purified. ।। 10-5-4 ।।

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    सौमङ्गल्यगिरो विप्राः सूतमागधवन्दिनः । गायकाश्च जगुर्नेदुर्भेर्यो दुन्दुभयो मुहुः ।। १०-५-५ ।।

    The brāhmaṇas recited auspicious Vedic hymns, which purified the environment by their vibration. The experts in reciting old histories like the Purāṇas, the experts in reciting the histories of royal families, and general reciters all chanted, while singers sang and many kinds of musical instruments, like bherīs and dundubhis, played in accompaniment. ।। 10-5-5 ।।