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1. If an anthill arises in his house, the house should be abandoned.

2. Then, after having fasted three nights (and days), he should perform the great expiation.

Here ends the Fifth Adhyâya.


140:2 11, 2. Nârâyana understands the 'great expiation' as a rite directed to Ganesa and to the planets (comp. Yâgñavalkya I, 276 seq., 292, &c.); that this ceremony was known already to the author of this Sûtra seems very doubtful. Another 'mahâsânti' is frequently mentioned in the Kausika-sûtra (quoted in Böhtlingk-Roth's Dictionary); comp. my German edition of Sâṅkhâyana, p. 159.

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