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On the departure of Rama of Jamadagni, that most glorious Rama of Dasharatha is quietened at heart, and he gave away that longbow of Vishnu into the hand of inimitable Rain god. (1 77 1) On paying respects to sage Vashishta and to the other important sages, Rama, the delight of Raghu s lineage, placatingly addressed his agitated father Dasharatha. (1 77 2) Rama" of Jamadagni has gone on his way, you may now order the army under your wardship, for which you are the lord, to move on towards Ayodhya…" So said Rama to his father. (1 77 3)

On hearing the words of Rama king Dasharatha hugged his son with both of his arms, and kissed on the forehead of Raghava, and king Dasharatha is gladdened to listen about the departure of Parashu Rama, and then he is further gladdened in deeming that he and his sons took a rebirth. (1 77 4, 5) Then the King Dasharatha ordered that legion to move ahead, and then they all went towards delightful city Ayodhya, whose royal highways are wetted with water, sprinkled with bunches of flowers, decorated with banners and bannerettes up above them, and reverberating with high sounding bugle horns. Further, those highways are replete with urbanites welcomers who are handling welcoming kits which are golden handy crates or plates in which lit camphor, fragrant incenses, vermilion powder, flowers to shower on the incomers are arranged, and those highways are well decorated with throngs of people who are glee faced at their king s re entry, and into such an exhilarating city Ayodhya king Dasharatha and his retinue entered. (1 77 7, 8a) When the citizenry and city dwelling Brahman s have received him from a distance, that illustrious king Dasharatha followed by his phenomenal and praiseworthy sons then entered his happy house and home, which is like the lofty and lordly Himalayan palazzo. (1 77 8b, 9) In palace king Dasharatha is overjoyed when he is surrounded with his own inmates of palace chambers, and when his long cherished ambitions have come true, while his queens, Kausalya,
and slender waisted Kaikeyi and other wives are overjoyed in the functions of receiving the four brides. (1 77 10)

Then the womenfolk of the king welcomed the highly propitious Seetha and the highly fortunate Urmila too, along with both the daughters of Kushadhvaja, namely Maandavi and Shrutakiirti, with pageantry and festivity. (1 77 11b, 12a) All of the brides and bridegrooms clad in silks promptly worshipped the Gods in sanctums to the benedictory chanting of Vedic hymns and Ritual fires, thus they shone forth like the tongues of Holy Fires of Vedic Altars. (1 77 12b, 13a) Then all the princesses paid respects to all of the respectable ones, and they luxuriated in sequestered palace chambers along with their husbands. (1 77 13b, 14a)

And those best men among men, Rama, Lakshmana, Bharata, Shatrughna, who are by now accomplished persons in weaponry and whose marriages have also come to pass, occupied themselves in the welfare of kingdom while assisting their father and moving around with good hearted people. (1 77 14b, 15a) Then after sometime that king Dasharatha, the legatee of Raghu s, spoke to his and Kaikeyi s son, Bharata. (1 77 15b, 16a) "This is your maternal uncle and the son of king of Kekaya, and this valiant Yudhajit came here to take you to Kekaya province, and he is staying behind because of your marriage…" thus Dasharatha bade farewell to Bharata suggesting that Bharata may now go with Yudhajit. (1 77 16b, 17a)

On hearing the opinion of Dasharatha, Bharata, the son of Kaikeyi, then readied himself to travel along with Shatrughna to Kekaya province. (1 77 17b, 18a) That valiant and best one among men Bharata on asking leave from his father, from Rama, an uncomplicatedly dextrous one in undertaking deeds, and even from his mothers, Kaikeyi, Sumitra, and Kausalya, travelled on along with Shatrughna. (1 77 18b, 19a) Yudhajit on clinching not only Bharata, but Shatrughna also, that valiant one is highly gladdened and entered his own city, indeed to the high rejoice of his father, King of Kekaya. (1 77 19b, 20a) After the departure of Bharata, then the masterly proficient Rama along with Lakshmana started to square with the plans and programs of of his godly father for an ideal sovereignty. (1 77 20b, 21a)

Rama keeping his father s directives in view undertook welfare activities for the people that are agreeable and even advantageous to them, and in the entirety of those activities, and he undertook activities to humour motherly affection with his mothers, and educational activities with educators, and in a highly self disciplined manner he used to review them carefully from time to time. (1 77 22b, 22, 23a) That way Dasharatha is pleased with the deportment and comportment of Rama, likewise the Brahman s and urbanites, and even all of the indwellers in the entire kingdom are pleased, and he who has high distinction, his truthfulness alone is his vantage point, and whose hallmarks are of higher degree, that Rama has manifested himself to those subjects in the kingdom, and even to all of the living beings in the world, as the Self Created Brahma. (1 77 23b, 24, 25a) Also, that hearty Rama who permeated into the heart of Seetha is ensconced in Seetha s heart alone, and he disported for many seasons along with Seetha. (1 77 25b, 26a)

Seetha has become the beloved of Rama as she is wedded with the assent of his father Dasharatha, further Rama s love for Seetha burgeoned by virtue of Seetha s own virtues and loveliness. (1 77 26b, 27a) Even Rama as her husband made his mark in Seetha s heart twice as good, and they both used to clearly converse about their thoughts in their heart of hearts, just by their hearts. (1 77 27b, 28a) In her mien Seetha is identical with goddesses, and she is like personified Goddess Lakshmi, thus she is the reshaped Divine Prosperity, and as she hails from Holy Mithila she shall be held Holy, and since she is the daughter of Janaka, a loftiest sagacious and invincible king, she is sagely and stately, besides being shapely, and she with all these heaps of natural traits and characteristics, Seetha is rejoicing the heart of Rama. (1 77 28b, c)

When passionately conjugated with such a princess from the irreproachable king Janaka, Rama, the son of sagely king Dasharatha, has enthusiastically shone forth like the God of Gods and the Efficient Cause, namely Vishnu, when He is together with Goddess Lakshmi. (1 77 29)

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