The popular reverence it gained from the very first has insured its preservation, and it is probable that we have it almost unaltered. The first poem invokes, not Ganesha or Saraswati, but the everlasting God the god of omnipotence of the ultimate reality. The next is in praise of rain, then on virtue and moral excellence, then follow songs on the duties of husbands, wives, and children; then on Love, Hospitality, Gratitude, Patience, Backbiting, Benevolence, and all full of the noblest sentiments; and maxims that seem as if they had been taken from the Christian Scriptures.
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