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जनिथा चोपनेथा च्  यस्तु विध्याम् प्रयच्चथि
अन्नधाथा भयथ्राथ पन्चय्थे पितरस्म्रितः !
Own father, one who initiated upanayanam, one who imparted knowledge (guru; teacher),
one who provides food, one who dispells fear from our mind – these five people qualifies as one’s father.

गुरुपत्नि राजपत्नि जयेष्टपत्नी तदैव च्
पत्निमात स्वमाता च् पन्चय्थे मातरस्म्रितः !
Wife of guru,  wife of king, wife of elder brother,
mother-in-law, own mother who gave birth – these five people qualifies as one’s mother.

– ManuSmrithi; Neethi Saaram.

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Comments
  1. Anu Nair says:

    🙂 ‘ManuSmrithi’

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