Deepavali Celebrations Queens Museum
हस्तस्य भूषणं दानं सत्यं कण्ठस्य भूषणम्।
श्रॊतस्य भूषणं शास्त्रं भूषणै: किं प्रयोजनम्॥
hastasya bhūṣaṇaṁ dãnaṁ satyaṁ kaṇṭhasya bhūṣaṇam|
šrotasya bhūṣaṇaṁ šãstraṁ bhūṣaṇaiḥ kiṁ prayojanam||
Giving is the true ornament of one’s hand, truthfulness adorns the throat, and listening to shãstram (religious culture) serves as an ornament for the ear. Therefore, what is the use of ornaments like jewelry?