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ŚB 3.22.24


प्रत्तां दुहितरं सम्राट् सद‍ृक्षाय गतव्यथ: ।
उपगुह्य च बाहुभ्यामौत्कण्ठ्योन्मथिताशय: ॥ २४ ॥


prattāṁ duhitaraṁ samrāṭ
sadṛkṣāya gata-vyathaḥ
upaguhya ca bāhubhyām


prattām — who was given; duhitaram — daughter; samrāṭ — the Emperor (Manu); sadṛkṣāya — unto a suitable person; gata-vyathaḥ — relieved of his responsibility; upaguhya — embracing; ca — and; bāhubhyām — with his two arms; autkaṇṭhya-unmathita-āśayaḥ — having an anxious and agitated mind.


Thus relieved of his responsibility by handing over his daughter to a suitable man, Svāyambhuva Manu, his mind agitated by feelings of separation, embraced his affectionate daughter with both his arms.


A father always remains in anxiety until he can hand over his grownup daughter to a suitable boy. A father and mother’s responsibility for children continues until they marry them to suitable spouses; when the father is able to perform that duty, he is relieved of his responsibility.