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SB 3.10.24

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada



TEXT 24

śvā sṛgālo vṛko vyāghro
mārjāraḥ śaśa-śallakau
siṁhaḥ kapir gajaḥ kūrmo
godhā ca makarādayaḥ


SYNONYMS

śvā—dog; sṛgālaḥ—jackal; vṛkaḥ—fox; vyāghraḥ—tiger; mārjāraḥ—cat; śaśa—rabbit; śallakausajāru (with thorns on the body); siṁhaḥ—lion; kapiḥ—monkey; gajaḥ—elephant; kūrmaḥ—tortoise; godhāgosāpa (snake with four legs); ca—also; makara-ādayaḥ—the alligator and others.


TRANSLATION

The dog, jackal, tiger, fox, cat, rabbit, sajāru, lion, monkey, elephant, tortoise, alligator, gosāpa, etc., all have five nails in their claws. They are known as pañca-nakhas, or animals having five nails.



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