BOOK 7: UTTARA KANDA
Having heard of the origin of Kimpurushas, both Bharata and Lakshmana said to Rama "This is a wonderful story." Thereupon the highly illustious Rama, the foremost of the pious, again began with the story of Ila, the son of the patriarch.
"Beholding the Kinnaris repairing to a distance, Budha the foremost of ascetics, smilling said, to the beautiful Ila: O thou of a graceful presence, I am the most favourite son of the moon; O fair one, do thou, with delight, cast looks upon me." Hearing the words of the highly effulgent and beautiful Budha in the picturesque forest land divested of men and animals, Ila said "O gentle one, I am not subject to any body; I surrender myself unto thee out of my own accord. O son of Soma, thou mayst command me whatever thou wishest.
Hearing those wondrous words, the son of moon, possessed by lust, began to live with her. And living in the company of Ila; having a graceful countenance, Budha, possessed by desire, spent the entire month of Madhu like a moment. Thereupon after the expiry of a month, the graceful king Ila, son of the pariarch, awoke from sleep and beholding Budha, the son of Soma, engaged in austerities with uplifted hands in the midst of waters, said O illustrious Sir, with my followers I entered this dense forest I do not see them now anywhere.
Where have they gone ?"Hearing the words of the royal saint, who had lost all recollection, Budha, with sweet words consoled him and said "All thy followers have been destroyed by a downpour of huge rocks ;thyself, being afraid of the storm, was also asleep in the hermitage. Thou hast no fear now. Therefore, O hero, being consoled and renouncing all anxiety do thou live here happily living upon fruits and roots.
Being comforted by those words, the high minded king Ila, striken with distress in consequence of the destruction of his servants, poorly replied "O Brahman, I shall renounce my own kingdom. Separated from my servants, I shall not be able to live even for a moment. Do thou give me permission in this.
O Brahman, my eldest son, the highly illustrious Sasavindu, the foremost of the pious, shall be the owner of my kingdom. O Brahman, renouncing my servants and wives of the country I shall not be able to wait here. Therefore, O highly effulgent one, do thou not give me such an unpleasant command of remaining here.
Heaing those wonderful words of the king Ila, Budha consoling him, said "Do thou wait here. Be not aggieved, O highly powerful son of Kardama. If thou dost live here for a year, I shall render thy well being.
Hearing the words of Budha, of unwearied actions, the king Ila desired to live there. Thereupon becoming a man for the next month he began to perform ascetic penances. Thereupon in the ninth month, Ila, having a beautiful waist, gave bith to a highly effulgent son, under the name of Pururava, born of the loins of Budha, and equally graceful like him.
And she handed over the highly powerful son unto his father Budha. Thereupon after a year Ila having regained the male form, Budha by mean: of various words aforded delight unto him.