Standing first on
bank, I dipped 9kamandal for water to 10abhishek purpose But found
millions of acquatic animals moving listless, as if under curse The
entire water is so mingled with their filth oozing thro' outlets all
That it's stincking, dicoloured and putrid with impurities of kinds
With heart heavy
went straight to a garden for flowers to offering And lo! before I
laid hand, swarms of bees and flies rose up buzzing And how damnable
it's those multi - coloured velvetty petals charming Tampered and
trampled by their lewd dalliance of pricking and sucking.
Thought then I of
plucking some glosary, fleecy supple leaves nascent But found the
surfaces defiled by the excrements of insects countless Deeming them
unfit even fir touching or looking for any purpose decent I doubled
up to a tree nearby bent with ripe luscious fruits numberless
9. vessel used
by sages etc., for holding water...
10. anointing of idols...