By Swami Harshananda
Kumāra literally means ‘the young boy’.
Kumāra, An Author
A boy below five years is called a ‘kumāra’. No cognizant is taken of any ‘sin’ or transgressions of dharma committed by him for obvious reasons. Sometimes his parents have to undergo expiations for purifying or protecting him and themselves.
- The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore