अल्पाहारो यदि भवेदग्निर्दहति तत्क्षणात्।
अधःशिराश्चोर्ध्वपादः क्षणं स्यात्प्रथमे दिने॥८१॥

Alpāhāro yadi bhavedagnirdahati tatkṣaṇāt|
Adhaḥśirāścordhvapādaḥ kṣaṇaṁ syātprathame dine||81||

If (yadi) there is (bhavet) little (alpa) food (āhāraḥ), (that) fire (agniḥ) burns (dahati) (the body) immediately (tatkṣaṇāt). (Therefore,) on (his) first (prathame) day (dine) (the practitioner) should stay (syāt) with the head (śirāḥ) down (adhas) and (ca) the feet (pādaḥ) up (ūrdhva)1 (only) a moment (kṣaṇam)2||81||

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अल्पाहारो यदि भवेदग्निर्दहति तत्क्षणात्।
अधःशिराश्चोर्ध्वपादः क्षणं स्यात्प्रथमे दिने॥८१॥

Alpāhāro yadi bhavedagnirdahati tatkṣaṇāt|
Adhaḥśirāścordhvapādaḥ kṣaṇaṁ syātprathame dine||81||

If (yadi) there is (bhavet) little (alpa) food (āhāraḥ), (that) fire (agniḥ) burns (dahati) (the body) immediately (tatkṣaṇāt). (Therefore,) on (his) first (prathame) day (dine) (the practitioner) should stay (syāt) with the head (śirāḥ) down (adhas) and (ca) the feet (pādaḥ) up (ūrdhva)1 (only) a moment (kṣaṇam)2||81||

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