Srotriya who resides with (him out of fiction), a man shall be impure for three
days; for a maternal uncle, a pupil, an officiating priest, or a maternal
relative, for one night together with the preceding and following days.
the king in whose realm he resides is dead, (he shall be impure) as long as the
light (of the sun or stars shines), but for (an intimate friend) who is not a
Srotriya (the impurity lasts) for a whole day, likewise for a Guru who knows the
Veda and the Angas.
A Brahmana shall be pure after ten days, a Kshatriya
after twelve, a Vaisya after fifteen, and a Sudra is purified after a month.
Let him not (unnecessarily) lengthen the period of impurity, nor interrupt the
rites to be performed with the sacred fires; for he who performs that (Agnihotra)
rite will not be impure, though (he be) a (Sapinda) relative.
When he has
touched a Kandala, a menstruating woman, an outcast, a woman in childbed, a
corpse, or one who has touched a (corpse), he becomes pure by bathing.
who has purified himself by sipping water shall, on seeing any impure (thing or
person), always mutter the sacred texts, addressed to Surya, and the Pavamani
A Brahmana who has touched a human bone to which fat adheres,
becomes pure by bathing; if it be free from fat, by sipping water and by
touching (afterwards) a cow or looking at the sun.
He who has undertaken the performance of a vow shall not pour out libations (to the dead) until the vow
has been completed; but when he has fired water after its completion, he
becomes pure in three days only.
Libations of water shall not be fired to
those who (neglect the prescribed rites and may be said to) have been born in
vain, to those born in consequence of an illegal mixture of the castes, to those
who are ascetics (of heretical sects), and to those who have committed suicide,
To women who have joined a heretical sect, who through lust live (with many
men), who have caused an abortion, have killed their husbands, or drink