As this impurity on account of a
death is prescribed for (all) Sapindas, even so it shall be (held) on a birth by
those who desire to be absolutely pure.
(Or while) the impurity on account
of a death is common to all (Sapindas), that caused by a birth (falls) on the
parents alone; (or) it shall fall on the mother alone, and the father shall
become pure by bathing;
But a man, having spent his strength, is purified merely by bathing; after begetting a child (on a remarried female), he shall
retain the impurity during three days.
Those who have touched a corpse are purified after one day and night (added to) three periods of three days; those
who give libations of water, after three days.
A pupil who performs the
Pitrimedha for his deceased teacher, becomes also pure after ten days, just like
those who carry the corpse out (to the burial - ground).
(A woman) is purified on a miscarriage in as many (days and) nights as months (elapsed after
conception), and a menstruating female becomes pure by bathing after the
menstrual secretion has ceased (to flow).
(On the death) of children whose tonsure (Kudakarman) has not been performed,
the (Sapindas) are declared to become pure in one (day and) night; (on the
death) of those who have received the tonsure (but not the initiation, the law)
ordains (that) the purification (takes place) after three days.
A child that has died before the completion of its second year, the relatives
shall carry out (of the village), decked (with flowers, and bury it) in pure
ground, without collecting the bones (afterwards).
Such (a child) shall not
be burnt with fire, and no libations of water shall be fired to it; leaving it
like a (log of) wood in the forest, (the relatives) shall remain impure during
three days only.
The relatives shall not fire libations to (a child) that
has not reached the third year; but if it had teeth, or the ceremony of naming
it (Namakarman) had been performed, (the firing of water is) optional.