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"Oh, valiant Rama of Dasharatha, your valour is bruited as a sensational valour, and sensational is your smashing of Shiva s bow, also thus I have thoroughly heard about your others deeds like elimination of Tataka et cetera… (1 75 1)

"That way, smashing of that particular bow of Shiva is wondrous and even unimaginable… on hearing that alone I happened upon you, bringing another outranking bow… (1 75 2) "This alone is that catastrophic bow received through Sage Jamadagni… flex it with an arrow on bowstring stretching up to your ear, and in that way show your capability… (1 75 3) "Thereby, on examining your strength in your taking aim with this bow, and should you be deservedly valorous, I will give you a combative duel…" So said Parashu Rama to Dasharatha Rama. (1 75 4)

On hearing that sentence of Bhargava Rama, then king Dasharatha became a pitiable one, and with a downcast face and adjoined palms said this. (1 75 5) "Aren t you a Brahman with inviolable ascesis, and whose rancour on Kshatriya s has calmed down long back. Why this hostility again. It ll be apt of you to award aegis to my sons, for they are yet youngsters… (1 75 6) "Aren t you from the bloodline of Bhargava s who always conduct themselves in self study of Vedas and self principled ways… haven t you readily discarded weapon wielding on your promise to Thousand eyed Indra… (1 75 7)

"Such as you were, you on becoming a dedicatee to probity, haven t you given the planet earth to Kashyapa and haven t you repaired to forests, and haven t you flagged yourself on Mountain Mahendra… (1 75 8) "Or, oh, insurmountable sage, have you chanced upon us for a total annihilation of ours… when Rama is singularised and eliminated, nay said that we all will be living…" Thus Dasharatha had gone on appealing in his love for his sons. (1 75 9) While Dasharatha is speaking in that way that intransigent Bhargava Rama of Sage Jamadagni uncaring for those merciful words of Dasharatha addressed Rama of Dasharatha alone. (1 75 10) "These are the two strong and sturdy unsurpassed longbows, well designed by Gods and well crafted by Vishvakarma, the Divine Architect, and these are very important among all bows and well worshipped by all worlds… one broken in your, and the other in my hand… (1 75 11)

"Oh, best one among men, out of the two longbows Gods gave one to restive Tryamvaka, God Shiva for a combat with Tripura, and oh, Kakutstha, that bow alone is the annihilator of Tripura, the Rakshasa… and you have broken that alone… (1 75 12) "This is the second one and the choicest Gods gave this to Vishnu, thereby this is named after Him as Vishnu s bow… this is an indestructible and enemy citadel conquering longbow… and this is identical in its efficacy with Rudra s longbow… (1 75 13, 14a) "Once, all the Gods were asking the Grandparent, Brahma, as to who is powerful and who is less powerful among the blue throated Shiva and Vishnu… but the Grandparent Brahma on inferring the intent of Gods started to create adversity among those two, Shiva and Vishnu, for the Grandparent is the best adherer of truthfulness, as truth cannot be demonstrated on hearsay evidence… (1 75 14b, 15, 16a)

"Owing to their animosity then occurred a fierce and hair raising war among Shiva and Vishnu, as each aspired victory for himself… (1 75 16b, 17a) "By the hum sound of Vishnu that ruinously overpowering longbow of Shiva is broken, and the triple eyed God, Mahadeva, is frozen… (1 75 17b, 18a) "Then Gods along with the assemblages of sages and Carana s have come together and appealed to those two for appeasement in the matter of wielding authority, and then those two superior Gods, Shiva and Vishnu, went into a state of amity… (1 75 18b, 19a)

"On seeing the bow of Shiva rendered inert by the mettlesomeness of Vishnu, from then on the Gods along with the assemblages of sages deemed Vishnu to be the paramount… (1 75 19b, 20a) "That celebrated Rudra on his part with indignation has handed over that longbow, which is already fitted with unloosened arrow, to the sagely king among Videha kings, namely Devaraata… (1 75 20b, 21a) "Oh, Rama, this alone is that enemy citadel conquering longbow of Vishnu, and Vishnu handed over this to Sage Riciika, the son of Bhrigu, as a trustworthy trust… (1 75 21b, 22a) "That great resplendent Sage Riciika on his part has handed over this divine bow to his son with unmatchable deeds of religious merit, who is my father Sage Jamadagni… (1 75 22b, 23a)

"Adhering to a barbarous mentality Kaartvaviirya Arjuna put my father to death, when the ascetically powerful father of mine has isolated himself from arsenal… (1 75 23b, 24a) "Oh, Rama, on hearing the unregenerate and highly perfidious murdering of my father, I rancorously extirpated Kshatriya s as and when they are born, that too not for one time, but I did so for thirty seven times going around the earth… and on getting the entire earth under my control I performed Vedic ritual, and at the end of that Vedic ritual, I gave all that earth to sage Kashyapa, a sage with divine soul and with pious observances, as a ritualistic generosity… and I am at present on Mountain Mahendra practising ascesis and thus conjoined are the powers of ascesis in me… (1 75 24b, c, 25, 26a) "On hearing about the breakage of Shiva s longbow, then I promptly came here. Thereby, oh, Rama, wield this supernatural and superlative longbow of Vishnu, which is passed on to me from my forefathers and my father. Keep your fealty to Kshatriya hood in view, and wield this as you have wielded Shiva s longbow… (1 75 26b, 27)

"Take an aim with an arrow that conquers enemy s citadels fixing it on this supramundane longbow… and oh, Kakutstha, should you be capable of it, thereafter I will give you a duel… (1 75 27)

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