Kalpa is not a book from which other books have been derived. Its one of the vedanga.
Why do we need to invest time in vedangas?
In order to properly understand vedas and interpret them and subsequently follow a vedic way of living i.e agni upasana and so on
To properly lead a vedic life its important to have some understanding of these subjects.
That’s why you should never read colonial English translations of our texts, as they just haven’t got the concept of nirukta or bhavarth.
The verse is about “bringing up children” to be worthy people!
In the tradition, bringing up children is the responsibility of both husband and wife. And if you’re familiar with the sodasasamskara, then you know that for ...