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under the pretence of affection for the King. In the country of the
Aparatakas the people gave their beautiful wives as presents to the
ministers and the Kings. And lastly in the country of the
Saurashtras the women of the city and the country enter the royal
harem for the King's pleasure either together or separately.
There are also two verses on the subject as follows:
"The above and other ways are the means employed in different countries
by Kings with regard to the wives of other persons. But a King, who has
the welfare of his people at heart, should not on any account put them
"A King who has conquered the six enemies of mankind, becomes the
master of the whole earth."
[Footnote 63: This is a phrase used for a man who does the work of
everybody, and who is fed by the whole village.]
[Footnote 64: The exact date of the reign of these kings is not known.
It is supposed to have been about the beginning of the Christian era.]
[Footnote 65: The modern country of Tailangam, which is to the South of
[Footnote 66: Supposed to be a tract of the country to the south of
[Footnote 67: Now known by the name of Berar. Its capital was
Kundinpura, which has been identified with the modern Oomravati.]
[Footnote 68: Also called Aparantakas, being the northern and southern
[Footnote 69: The modern provinces of Katteeawar. Its capital was called
Girinaguda, or the modern Junagurh.]
[Footnote 70: These are Lust, Anger, Avarice, Spiritual Ignorance,
Pride, and Envy.]
ABOUT THE WOMEN OF THE ROYAL HAREM; AND OF THE KEEPING OF ONE'S OWN
The women of the royal harem cannot see or meet any men on account of
their being strictly guarded, neither do they have their desires
satisfied, because their only husband is common to many wives. For this
reason among themselves they give pleasure to each other in various ways
as now described.
Having dressed the daughters of their nurses, or their female friends,
or their female attendants, like men, they accomplish their object by
means of bulbs, roots, and fruits having the form of the Lingam, or they
lie down upon the statue of a male figure, in which the Lingam is
visible and erect.
Some Kings, who are compassionate, take or apply certain medicines to
enable them to enjoy many wives in one night, simply for the purpose of
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