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SB 10.89.5

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Please note: The synonyms, translation and purport of this verse were composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


tataḥ kailāsam agamat
sa taṁ devo maheśvaraḥ
parirabdhuṁ samārebha
utthāya bhrātaraṁ mudā


tataḥ—then; kailāsam—to Mount Kailāsa; agamat—went; saḥ—he (Bhṛgu); tam—him; devaḥ mahā-īśvaraḥ—Lord Śiva; parirabdhum—to embrace; samārebhe—attempted; utthāya—standing up; bhrātaram—his brother; mudā—with pleasure.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


Bhṛgu then went to Mount Kailāsa. There Lord Śiva stood up and happily came forward to embrace his brother.


In the Vedic civilization it is considered very important to properly greet one's family members, especially when one has not seen them for a long time. A worthy son should show respect to his father, a younger brother should honor his older brother, and the older brother should show affection to his younger brother in turn.

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