जीवनस्य लक्ष्यमेव संस्कृतस्य वर्धनम्

पञ्चैते पितरः स्मृताः

जनिता चोपनेता च यश्च विद्यां प्रयच्छति।
अन्नदाता भयत्राता पञ्चैते पितरः स्मृताः॥
janitā copanetā ca yaśca vidyāṁ prayacchati|
annadātā bhayatrātā pañcaite pitaraḥ smṛtāḥ||
“One who gives birth, one who performs rituals and cultural ceremonies, one who teaches and educates, one who gives food and one who protects from danger — These are considered the five fathers of a man”


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