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vrm.1.1 b, a "The citizens of Ayodhya and even his father Dasharatha have followed that virtue souled Rama for a distance when he started on his exile.
vrm.1.1 b, a "That trio of Seetha, Rama and Lakshmana on treading forest after forest, and on crossing rivers with plethoric waters, reached the hermitage of Sage Bharadwaja, and by the ordainment of that Sage they arrived at Chitrakuta, and setting up a handsome cottage there, they who have enjoyed every comfort in Ayodhya enjoyed every comfort here also in no less a degree and that trio lived happily and exuberated themselves in woods at Chitrakuta, similar to Devas and Gandharvas.
vrm.1.1 b, a "Unfulfilled is the desire of Bharata in taking back Rama to kingdom, hence on touching Rama s feet and taking sandals, he returned from Chitrakuta, and without ruling from capital Ayodhya, he carried on the kingdom from a village called Nandigrama, with an expectation of Rama s return.
vrm.1.1 Rama" obtained boon from Devas to get all the dead Vanaras up on their feet as though woken up from sleep, and he travelled towards Ayodhya by Pushpaka Aircraft, with all the good hearted friends around him.
vrm.1.3 Of Rama, Lakshmana and Seetha, also of King Dasharatha and his wives, and what bechanced on Rama when he was in kingdom Ayodhya Valmiki veritably discerned all that.
vrm.1.3 Crowning of Vibhishana as the king of Lanka, after the demise of Ravana, and also Rama s seeing Pushpaka, the divine Aircraft, and returning to Ayodhya in that Aircraft.
vrm.1.5 She that prosperous city Ayodhya is muchly crammed with many a eulogist and panegyrist, yet she is highly splendorous with many a bastion, flag and hundreds of batteries of canons, and Dasharatha dwells therein.
vrm.1.5 That city Ayodhya accommodates groups of danseuses and theatrical personnel, and she is surrounded everywhere with the gardens and brakes of mango trees, and her wide fort wall is like her cincture ornament.
vrm.1.5 That Ayodhya is an impassable one for trespassers, or for others invaders, owing to her impassable and profound moats, and she is abounding with Horses, Camels, likewise with Cows and Donkeys.
vrm.1.5 Amazing is Ayodhya for its lay out is like a game board called Astapadi, and with its flocks of beautiful women moving thereabout, where all kinds of precious gems are heaped up, and where its seven storied buildings are picturesque.
vrm.1.5 Ayodhya is like a hovering space station attained by sages by their ascesis, and its edifices are well planned and it is teeming with best people.
vrm.1.5 They the skilful archers of that Ayodhya will not kill a lone one with their arrows, one that does not have either a predecessor or a successor in his family, a fleeing one, or by listening to the sound of the target, as is done in sonic archery, and their skills, acumen and handiness are thus benevolent.
vrm.1.5 With that kind of thousands of archers, and with speediest chariot warriors she that Ayodhya is filled with, and King Dasharatha made his abode in such a city.
vrm.1.5 She that Ayodhya is encompassed with Vedic scholars who always worship the ritual fire by enkindling the three kinds of ritual fires continuously, virtuous Brahman scholars in Veda s and their six ancillary subjects, and other great souls that are in similitude with great saints, and who are just like sages that are charitable donors, and that abide by the truth.
vrm.1.6 He who is well versed in Veda s, who is a gatherer of all scholars, riches and forces as well, a foreseer and a great resplendent one, also one who is esteemed by urbanites and countrymen alike, one who is a top speeded chariot warrior aamong the emperors of Ikshwaku kings, one who has performed many Vedic rituals, a virtuous one, a great controller, a saint like kingly sage, one who he is renowned in all the three worlds, a mighty one with all his enemies eradicated, nevertheless who has friends, one who conquered all his senses, one who is similar to Indra, or Kubera on earth with his wealth, accumulations and other possessions, he that king Dasharatha while dwelling in the city of Ayodhya protected the world, like Manu, the foremost protector of mankind.
vrm.1.6 He that truth abiding king, who adheres to the three fold virtues rules the vast of that kingdom from that best city Ayodhya, as Indra rules heaven from his capital Amaravati.
vrm.1.6 In that best city Ayodhya all are exuberant yet virtuous ones, and scholars are variously learned ones, people are satisfied with their own riches, they have no greed, and they advocate truthfulness alone.
vrm.1.6 None can see a lustful person, or a miser or a cruel one anywhere in that Ayodhya, along with nondescripts or non believers, for there are no such persons.
vrm.1.6 There is none someone who is without sacrificial fires, and none without performing sacrificial rituals, and none is low in living neither an immoral, nor a bastard nor even a thief, can be found in Ayodhya.
vrm.1.6 None can be found anywhere in Ayodhya without the knowledge of the six ancillaries of Veda s like astrology, prosody, grammar etc.
vrm.1.6 Whoever it may be, either a gentleman or a lady, none is without wealth, even none without elegance or devoid of devotion to their king, and it is impossible to see suchlike person in Ayodhya.
vrm.1.6 That city Ayodhya is replete with firebrand like skillful warriors that are intolerant of insults, and who have prosecuted their education in archery, chariot wars, swordplay etc.
vrm.1.11 b, a Oh, lord of subjects, your daughter Princess Shanta may go over my city Ayodhya along with her husband Rishyasringa, as oh, king, I am contemplating to perform a great Vedic ritual, indeed.
vrm.1.11 b, a Then king Dasharatha who set forth to Ayodhya bade farewell to his friend king Romapada, and he firstly sent quick footed messengers to Ayodhya to inform his citizens about his arrival along with Sage Rishyasringa.
vrm.1.11 b, a Let the entire city of Ayodhya be well decorated very quickly, let her streets be sprinkled with water and then swept, let the flags of welcome be
vrm.1.11 b, a Then king Dasharatha keeping Rishyasringa before him entered the well decorated city Ayodhya amidst the full sounding of conch shells and drumbeats.
vrm.1.15 "Oh! Vishnu, desiring prosperity in all the worlds we nominate you to become the son of the ruler and lord of Ayodhya, namely Dasharatha, who is a virtuous one, renowned one and one whose resplendence equals that of the sages, and oh, Vishnu, through the wives of such a king Dasharatha, who are in similitude with the Hri, the virtue, Shrii, the affluence, and Kiirti, the glory, you have a fourfold transformation and take birth as their son.
vrm.1.18 Ayodhya city along with the company of his queens, servants, guards and vehicles.
vrm.1.18 On the departure of visiting kings, then that fortunate king Dasharatha entered the city Ayodhya, keeping eminent Brahman priests ahead of him in the procession.
vrm.1.18 On dispersing all of them king Dasharatha gratifyingly dwelled there in Ayodhya, with a satiated heart dwelling upon the birth of his sons.
vrm.1.18 The Gandharvas sang melodiously, paradisiacal dancing parties danced, divine drums drummed and heavens rained flowers, with all this there is a great festivity in Ayodhya with thronging people.
vrm.1.22 When the great souled Rama forged ahead there occurred an abounding downpour of flowers with the booming of divine drums, together with the boom and blare of drums and conch shells of Ayodhya.
vrm.1.24 b, a "That river which spontaneously flows out of that Maanasa Lake surrounds Ayodhya city is this one, the River Sarayu.
vrm.1.26 "What my great souled father Dasharatha directed me to do among elders in Ayodhya, that word too cannot be disregarded.
vrm.1.38 "Once there was a valiant an virtue souled king of Ayodhya named Sagara, who is without offspring, as such he was longing for offspring.
vrm.1.58 What is the purpose of your visit, oh, great mighty prince Trishanku, oh, brave lord of Ayodhya, you are accurst to the state of profaner.
vrm.1.61 "In the meanwhile the great king of Ayodhya, renowned as Ambarisha, embarked on to perform a Vedic ritual.
vrm.1.67 Should you give consent, oh, Brahman, my ministers will be hastened to speedily go to Ayodhya in chariots, oh, Kaushika, let safeness betide you, and one and all by this matrimony.
vrm.1.67 Vishvamitra said, so be it, quot and then that right minded king Janaka on consulting with his ministers started to send his ministers, plenipotentiaries, to Ayodhya to inform Dasharatha in detail as to what has happened, and likewise to bring him to Mithila.
vrm.1.68 Those envoys who are clearly ordered by Janaka entered the city of Ayodhya on sojourning for three nights en route, and whose Horses are overtired for they are galloped so fast to loose no time.
vrm.1.68 quot The ministers of king Janaka who are gifted with all talents are given grateful hospitality by Dasharatha, and they all dwelt that night in Ayodhya, overjoyed at the successful completion of their august legatine, called Seetha kalyaan.
vrm.1.70 b, a Oh, valiant king, oh, sovereign of Ayodhya, his highness the sovereign of Mithila from the heritage of Videha kings is poised for seeking an audience with your highness, along with your highness royal priest Vashishta and other mentors.
vrm.1.70 Manu is the earliest Prajapati and Ikshvaku is the son of Manu, and that Ikshvaku is the first king of Ayodhya.
vrm.1.72 As to how this city Mithila appertains to Dasharatha, in the same way city of Ayodhya is mine.
vrm.1.73 Oh, Raghu s legatee, oh, best king, my father and the king of Kekaya is interested to see my sister Kaikeyi s son, Bharata, and for that reason I am sent to Ayodhya.
vrm.1.73 Oh, lord of the land, in Ayodhya I have heard that you went to Mithila along with your sons for their marriages, and wishing to see my sister s son Bharata I promptly travelled here.
vrm.1.74 bodily affairs, promptly set forth for the city of Ayodhya.
vrm.1.74 Even the king Dasharatha, the sovereign of Ayodhya proceeded with his noble souled sons, keeping all the sages in the fore, while his forces followed him.
vrm.1.77 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.
vrm.1.77 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.
vrm.1.77 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.
vrm.2.5 All the royal highways in the city of Ayodhya were filled with groups and groups of delighted people and became congested.
vrm.2.5 On that day, in the city of Ayodhya, all the roads were cleaned and sprinkled with water.
vrm.2.5 Then, the people of Ayodhya including children, women and the old aged were waiting for sunrise, wishing the anointment ceremony of Rama to happen.
vrm.2.5 In Ayodhya, people were enthusiastic to see the great public function, which was decorative to the community and which would bring forward an increased joy.
vrm.2.6 Their deep and sweet chorus of the valedictory, united with the accompanying musical instruments, then filled the city of Ayodhya.
vrm.2.6 All the people residing in Ayodhya were delighted when they heard that Rama and Seetha had observed fast for the ensuing anointment ceremony.
vrm.2.6 All the citizens residing in Ayodhya, having thus decorated the city desiring Rama s coronation, gathered together in groups at road junctions and in assembly halls, mutually talking about this matter there and praising king Dasaratha.
vrm.2.6 The villagers, who came from different directions after hearing the news of coronation ceremony of Rama, listened to the narration of the citizens of Ayodhya.
vrm.2.6 The city of Ayodhya was filled with villagers who came from different directions to see the anointment ceremony of Rama.
vrm.2.6 That city of Ayodhya equal to the residence of Indra, disturbed with the sound being made all over by the villagers who came with the desire to see the ceremony, shone like a roaring ocean filled with sea animals.
vrm.2.7 Manthara, from that balcony, saw the entire city of Ayodhya, with all its principal roads being sprinkled with water and strewn with heaps of flowers.
vrm.2.8 So also, Dasaratha might have supported Bharata if he was staying near to him in Ayodhya.
vrm.2.14 While the auspicious, moment united with lunar mansion approaching, the sage Vashishta who is rich in virtues surrounded by his disciples entered the capital city of Ayodhya briskly, having procured the requisite materials for Rama s coronation.
vrm.2.18 "Let Bharata rule this earth, by residing in Ayodhya filled with various types of precious thing together with Horses, chariots and Elephants.
vrm.2.21 Oh, Rama, the best of men! If the city of Ayodhya turns against you, I shall make it desolate of men with sharp arrows I shall kill all those who are siding Bharata ,and are favourable to him.
vrm.2.25 Oh, son! With all your purposes fulfilled and with good health, I shall see you returning to Ayodhya happily and taking over the reins of the kingdom
vrm.2.30 Distressed and highly agitated, the said Seetha reproached Rama having a broad chest, from affection and pride in the following words: "What my father, the king of Mithila belonging to the country of Videha, think of himself having got as so in law you, a woman having the form of a man?" "It is a pity if these people of Ayodhya through ignorance tell the falsehood that excellent valour is lacking in Rama as in a blazing sun.
vrm.2.32 At that time in Ayodhya, there was no brahmana, relative, dependant, pauper or mendicant who was not satiated with befittingly deserving honour, gifts and respect.
vrm.2.33 let them leave the region going to be inhabited by us and reach the city of Ayodhya.
vrm.2.34 Now, by confining me, be you the king of Ayodhya.
vrm.2.35 "Oh, Kaikeyi! Dasaratha the faultless man, the majesty, the lotus eyed man and the king cannot indeed belie the promise given to youHence, you alone has to change your opinion" "Let Rama the eldestof the sons who is generous strong skilled, capable of protecting his own duty as Kshatriya but also of protecting the world of living beings, be installed on the throne of Ayodhya"
vrm.2.35 There is none other than Rama living in your excellent city who is competent to rule this Ayodhya" "In the event of Rama being installe din the office of the prince Regent, King Dasaratha wielder of the great bow will surely have recourse to the forest, cherishly recollecting the conduct of his forebears"
vrm.2.36 Rama" can spend his exile happily, by performing sacrificial rite in holy places and disbursing appropriate gifts, along with sages living in the forest "The mighty armed Bharata will rule Ayodhya.
vrm.2.40 Consider the forest as Ayodhya and depart happily, my son!"
vrm.2.40 The city of Ayodhya is filled with flurry, with its Elephants intoxicated in rut and highly excited and resonant with tinkling of ornaments of Horses.
vrm.2.41 All the people of Ayodhya, afflicted by grief in succession, heaved profound and burning sighs and bewailed about the departure of the Lord of the earth.
vrm.2.42 Thus lamenting, the king surrounded by his people, entered Ayodhya the best of cities like entering a disastrous house by one who has taken the funeral bath.
vrm.2.43 Devoid of riches, those youthful beings, in exile at the age when they should be enjoying diversions of every kind, how are they to live in misery, having only roots and fruits for their nourishment? When that auspicious hour will come to me that will bring an end to my sorrows and I shall see Rama with his wife and brother returning here? When will Ayodhya regain her pristine glory, with people thrilling with rapture and be adorned with rows of towering banners the moment it hears of the two heroic princes Rama and Lakshmana being present
vrm.2.43 When will the city rejoice like an ocean swelling jubilantly on a full moon night to perceive the two princes who are Tigers among men come back from the forest? When will the mighty armed hero Rama enter the city of Ayodhya placing Sita in his front in the chariot as a bull would follow a cow? When will thousands of men shower the parched grains of paddy on the royal highway over my two sons Rama and Lakshmana the subduer of their enemies, entering the city? When shall I see the two princes adorned with splendid ear rings and armed with excellent bows and swords, entering Ayodhya like a pair of mountains crowned with peaks?
vrm.2.44 Indeed, what handicaps are there for him in the forest or in Ayodhya? Rama the best among men will be installed on the throne soon along with the Mother Earth Sita the princess of Videha kingdom and Lakshmi Seeing Rama departing, all the people in Ayodhya smitten as they were with upsurge of grief shed tears born of agony.
vrm.2.44 Seeing your son saluting with his friends, you will at once begin to shed tears, like a line of clouds in a rainy season Your son the bestower of boons, will soon return to Ayodhya, and touch your feet with his gentle but muscular hands When your son the hero along with his friends salute you respectfully in adoration, you will sprinkle tears of joy in the same way as a line of clouds pour rain on the mountain.
vrm.2.45 Rama who enjoyed great celebrity and who was richly endowed with every virtue, resembling the full moon, had indeed become the favorite for the people living in Ayodhya.
vrm.2.45 Fondly gazing on the people as though drinking with his eyes, Rama lovingly spoke as follows as though they were his own children: The respect and affection that has been bestowed upon me by you the residents of Ayodhya may for my satisfaction be bestowed in a special measure on Bharata.
vrm.2.46 May all be well with you! Look here: As the animals and Birds are returning to their respective abodes seeking for shelter, the desolate woods seem to be crying from all sides Now, the city of Ayodhya the capital of my father with its men and women will lament about us that have departed to the forest.
vrm.2.46 Oh, tiger among men! The citizens of Ayodhya are indeed having affection to the king no less than to you and myself, as also to Bharata and Satrughna, for many of our virtues.
vrm.2.46 Getting up from the bed and seeing those citizens, Rama with an extraordinary splendor, spoke to his brother, Lakshmana who was endowed with auspicious bodily marks: Observe, Oh Lakshmana, the citizens full of longing for us, unmindful even of their homes, sleeping together at the roots of trees, Oh, the son of Sumitra! From the way in which these citizens are making coercion to take us back to Ayodhya, it seems they will even lay down their lives, but in no case would give up their resolve Till which time the citizens are asleep, within that time, let us quickly mount the chariot and take a route which has no fear from any quarter
vrm.2.46 From this the citizens of Ayodhya the ancient capital of Ikshvaku, who are longing for me, may not sleep as of now, at the roots of trees again and again The residents of city should indeed be made free of their suffering brought about by citizens themselves, by the sons of their rulers.
vrm.2.47 What shall we say to our fellow citizens? The great armed Rama who is free from egoism and who speaks kindly to all has been conveyed to the forest by us! How can we say so? Seeing us returning without Rama, that city of Ayodhya, already desolate, will with its women, children and the aged, become even deeply cheerless.
vrm.2.47 The good natured citizens, due to disappearance of the tracks of the chariot, returned to Ayodhya, saying thus, How is it? What shall we do? We are afflicted by providence
vrm.2.47 Therafter, all of them with aggrieved hearts went to the city of Ayodhya, which was comprising of virtuous people with distress, by the same path on which they had come.
vrm.2.47 Bereft of Rama, the aforesaid city of Ayodhya was not any more enchanting than a river whose snakes were uplifted from its pool by Garuda.
vrm.2.48 Those wives of citizens in the city of Ayodhya, lamenting as aforesaid, began weeping, as though fear has cropped up for a forth coming death.
vrm.2.48 The city of Ayodhya, in which the kindling of fires had ceased and the chanting of Vedas and narration of sacred stories died out, looked as though it was coated with darkness at that time.
vrm.2.48 The city of Ayodhya, in which the business of the trading class had come to a stand still, in which joy had been faded out, which had become now support less, looked dim as though stars had disappeared in the sky.
vrm.2.48 To them, Rama was dearer than their very sons! That city of Ayodhya, in which singing, rejoicing, dancing and instrumental music had been completely set at rest, when jpy had departed forever and whose shops had been closed, looked at that time like a grat ocean whose waters had dried up.
vrm.2.50 Having traveled the extensive and beautiful Kosala territory and standing with his face turned towards Ayodhya, the wise Rama with joined palms spoke the following words: I bid farewell to you, Oh best of the cities, carefully protected by Dasaratha born in Kakutstha dynasty, as well as of the deities who protect you and dwell in you.
vrm.2.50 Closely embracing Rama, Guha who felt disturbed, spoke to him, This city too is as much as Ayodhya to you.
vrm.2.51 That city of Ayodhya, filled with devoted people, hitherto a source of joy and which brought pleasure to the world, when seized with agony over the kings death, will perish.
vrm.2.51 Will Dasaratha remain alive? After returning from exile, can we see the high soled king Dasaratha of noble vows again? Can we safely return to Ayodhya, after completion of the exile in the forest along with Rama who is faithful to his promises? While the high soled Lakshmana thus lamenting, stood on ground, afflicted with anguish as he was, that night rolled away.
vrm.2.52 Indeed neither I nor Lakshmana and Sita grieve for having moved from Ayodhya or that we are going to dwell in a forest.
vrm.2.52 Now, if they see the chariot without Rama the city of Ayodhya will even be broken asunder.
vrm.2.52 Thinking of you, who though residing far away are established foremost in their minds, the people of Ayodhya must have been deprived of their food today.
vrm.2.52 The great perplexity that ensued, on the occasion of your exile, among the people of Ayodhya, whose minds were depressed through grief on your account, was witnessed by you indeed, Oh, Rama!
vrm.2.52 The cry of distress raised by the citizens of Ayodhya will be increased a hundred fold, when they see me with an empty chariot.
vrm.2.52 Oh, the faultless Rama! For this reason, I cannot go back to Ayodhya.
vrm.2.52 By all means, I am leaving for good, Ayodhya or even heaven.
vrm.2.52 As a doer of wicked deeds cannot enter Amaravati, the capital of Devendra, so also I cannot enter Ayodhya without you.
vrm.2.52 This is indeed my desire that after reaching the end of your exile, I may take you back to the city of Ayodhya in this very chariot.
vrm.2.52 Hear wherefore I send you from here to the city of Ayodhya.
vrm.2.52 Seeing you, returning to Ayodhya, Kaikeyi, my younger mother will get the proof that Rama has gone to the forest.
vrm.2.52 For my pleasure and pleasure of the king, you go along with the chariot to Ayodhya and inform all the matters that you have been asked to tell each in the way you have been asked to do.
vrm.2.52 Oh, goddess! After reaching back the city of Ayodhya, I shall worship you with thousand pots of spirituous liquor and jellied meat with cooked rice well prepared for the solemn rite.
vrm.2.52 Oh, irreproachable goddess! May the sinless Rama with mighty arms re enter Ayodhya again from the forest, along with Lakshmana and myself.
vrm.2.53 From this very place, you proceed to Ayodhya next morning, oh, Lakshmana! I shall proceed to Dandaka forest alone with Sita, while you will be the protector for Kausalya, who has no defender.
vrm.2.53 What can be done by me, her son, who cannot go to her aid even a little to her, my mother, who is weeping, who is unfortunate and who has no son, oh conqueror of foes? Kausalya my mother of poor luck indeed, bereft of me, is stricken with great melancholy and lies plunged in a sea of grief Enraged, I can subdue with my arrows single handed not only Ayodhya but also the earth.
vrm.2.53 The city of Ayodhya, now that you have come away from it, has certainly been divested of its splendor and resembles a night without the moon, Oh, Rama the jewel among armed warriors! The city of Ayodhya, now that you have come away from it, has certainly been divested of its splendor and resembles a night without the moon, Oh, Rama the jewel among armed warriors!
vrm.2.55 Having arrived at the middle of Yamuna river, Seetha offered salutation to the river and prayed as follows: Oh, goddess of Yamuna! Adieu! I am crossing you! May my husband complete his vow! When Rama safely comes back again towards the city of Ayodhya, ruled by Ikshvaku kings I shall propitiate you by offering a thousand Cows and a hundred drinking vessels.
vrm.2.56 Delighted and joyful to reach the lovely Chitrakuta mountain and the river Malyavati, provided with good descents and frequented by Birds and beasts, Seetha, Rama and Lakshmana shed the agony caused by their exile from the City of Ayodhya.
vrm.2.57 Sumantra, being allowed to depart by Rama, tied excellent Horses to the chariot and with intense anguish, rode towards the very city of Ayodhya.
vrm.2.57 Reaching Ayodhya in the evening time of the third day Sumantra saw that city, joyless.
vrm.2.57 Beholding Ayodhya as if deserted in silence, Sumantra becoming very much distressed in mind and having afflicted with intense anguish, surmised as follows: I hope the city of Ayodhya with its Elephants, Horses, people and the kings was not burnt away by a fire of sorrow and blazing grief towards Rama.
vrm.2.57 The city of Ayodhya was protected by Rama, as by a father, with due regard to what was appropriate, what was congenial and what brought happiness to its people.
vrm.2.57 In spite of her son Rama having left Ayodhya, Kausalya continues to survive.
vrm.2.59 Nobody greeted me, entering into Ayodhya City.
vrm.2.59 Oh, emperor! The city of Ayodhya with its joy less people, with its Elephants and Horses looking miserable, with sighing exhaustion due to cries of pain, filled with sounds of moaning, cheerless and feeling anguish due to Ramas exile, appears to me, like Queen Kausalya without her son.
vrm.2.59 If there is the same unlimited authority of mine even now, let Rama be brought back to Ayodhya.
vrm.2.60 Even if Ayodhya is without Rama, then it becomes a forest to her.
vrm.2.60 As if only a couple of miles away from Ayodhya and as being in a garden there, Seetha on seeing villages, towns, movement of rivers, and various types of trees, enquires with Rama or Lakshmana and Knows well about them.
vrm.2.64 Happy ones can see Rama, who having finished his exile, will come to Ayodhya like the planet Venus coming from a journey.
vrm.2.66 The city of Ayodhya, bereft of the high soled king Dasaratha, was splendour less, as a night without moon and as awoman without husband.
vrm.2.66 With people disturbed with tears, with virtuous women raising cries of distress and with its cross roads and entrances of houses looking desolate, the city of Ayodhya did not shine as before.
vrm.2.66 Thus thinking, they kept the king of inconceivable sight in that resting placeoil trough Deserted by the high soled Dasaratha, with its roads and cross roads filled with people choked with tears in their throats, the city of Ayodhya, looking like sky without sun and night with its multitude of stars disappeared, did not shine with its light having gone away.
vrm.2.67 That night in Ayodhya, which was joyless in a weeping tone and thronged with people with tears in their throats, slowly passed over.
vrm.2.70 Hearing the words Bharata spoke to the messengers as follows: I will get permission from the monarchto leave for Ayodhya saying that the messengers are hastening me up.
vrm.2.70 Bharata the prince having been asked to move quickly to Ayodhya by the messengers, spoke as aforesaid to those messengers and uttered the following words to his maternal uncle: O, king! Requested by the messengers to come to Ayodhya urgently, I am going to my fathers presence.
vrm.2.70 Bharata took leave of his maternal grandfather and also Yudhajit, his maternal uncle and set out on a chariot for Ayodhya along with Satrughna.
vrm.2.71 Driving through grove quickly in the night, Bharata at the dawn saw the city of Ayodhya, which was earlier built by King Manu.
vrm.2.71 Seeing the city of Ayodhya in front, after spending seven nights on his way, Bharata the tiger among men, spoke the following words to his charioteer:
vrm.2.71 O, Charioteer! The famous city of Ayodhya comes into view vaguely to me from a distance, as a heap of white clay.
vrm.2.71 Earlier a big clattering voice of men and women used to be heard all round in Ayodhya.
vrm.2.71 After seeing those bad omens in Ayodhya, the broken hearted Bharata spoke to the charioteer as aforesaid and went to the royal palace.
vrm.2.74 Rama the son of Kausalya, of great prowess will be brought back to Ayodhya and I, myself will go to the forest inhabited by the sages.
vrm.2.76 O, king! Having sent into exile the virtuous Rama and Lakshmana who is possessed of great strength, while I was away from home and had not yet returned, what did you intend to do? Where will you go, leaving this person me who was distressed and bereft of Rama the unwearied one in action and the excellent one among men? O, king! O, father! Who is supposed to see the welfare and security of your city of Ayodhya, while you have departed for heaven and while Rama has gone, taking refuge in a forest? O, king! Bereft of you and deprived of its lord, this earth does not look charming.
vrm.2.77 Bereft of my brother and father, I can not return to the deserted city of Ayodhya, where Ikshvaku used to reign.
vrm.2.81 This prosperous kingdom of Ayodhya, a foundation of law and religion of that high souled Dasaratha the righteous king is now like boat without a rudder moving hitter and thither in water.
vrm.2.82 Bharata, born in Raghu dynasty who was sincere in his purpose a powerful man having strong and mighty prowess and whose talk was most appropriate, then spoke as follows: intending to undertake a journey to persuade his illustrious elder brother, staying in dreary woods, to return to Ayodhya.
vrm.2.82 After propitiating that Rama staying in the forest, I want to bring him back to Ayodhya for the welfare of the people.
vrm.2.83 Thus did the citizens of Ayodhya recount happily of Ramas glorious deeds, and they embraced each other as they went along.
vrm.2.84 Will Bharata the son of Kaikeyi bind us with chains or slay us? Or is he coming to kill Rama, the son of Dasaratha, who was exiled from the kingdom by his father, desirous as Bharata is to get the prosperous Ayodhya kingdom, a luxury and that which is inaccessible to another?
vrm.2.86 Without realising his long cherished wish and failing to install Rama in the kingdom of Ayodhya, my father Dasaratha will expire.
vrm.2.86 Shall we enter Ayodhya happily along with that virtuous Rama, who has truly redeemed his promise, when he completed his term of exile?
vrm.2.88 "Without guards to watch over its ramparts, with its unrestrained Horses and Elephants, with its city gates laid open, without any defenders, denuded of its happy army, plunged in desolation in difficulties and exposed, that royal capital of Ayodhya will be shunned like poisoned food even by the enemies.
vrm.2.88 My elder brother, Rama along with Lakshmana will protect Ayodhya.
vrm.2.90 Subsequently, Bharadwaja made enquires with both of them as to whether all were well in the city of Ayodhya, with the army, with the treasury, friends and counsellors.
vrm.2.90 "I, on my part, came to take back that tiger among men to Ayodhya, after prostrating myself at his feet and having propitiated him.
vrm.2.91 "We shall not go either to Ayodhya or to Dandaka forest.
vrm.2.93 "This forest, which was silent and wore a terrifying look till now, appears to me like Ayodhya, swarning with people.
vrm.2.95 "I consider this sight of Mandakini River and of Chitrakuta, particularly at your sight, to be more delightful than dwelling in the City of Ayodhya, O, lovely woman!" Here are Siddhas, free from impurities and rich in asceticism, with their senses and mind under control, who perpetually stir the waters.
vrm.2.95 "Enter the Mandakini River, as on the breast of a friend, submerging the red and white lotuses in it O, Lovely Seetha!" "My darling! Think of the wild beasts as inhabitants of the city of Ayodhya, this mountain of Chitrakuta as the city of Ayodhya and this river as the Sarayu from now on!" "O, Seetha! The virtuous Lakshmana is obeying my commands and you too are well disposed, causing delight to me.
vrm.2.95 "Bathing three times a day in the river and living on honey, roots and fruits in your company, I do not desire for the kingdom nor do I long for Ayodhya now.
vrm.2.97 "If there be happiness that I could enjoy without Bharata or you or without Shatrughna, may it be without Shatrughna, may it be burnt to ashes by fire, O the honour giver!" "I think Bharata was back to Ayodhya, with full of affection for his brothers.
vrm.2.98 Peace" will not come to me until my elder brother, who is eligible for the crown, is not installed in the kingdom of Ayodhya, which was derived from our father and grand father and consecrated by sprinkling water on his head as a symbol of crowing the kingdom.
vrm.2.100 "I hope you preserve the City of Ayodhya, furnished with everything and flourishing, that was formerly inhabited by our heroic ancestors, O my dear brother, that is worthy of its name, with its fortified gates, its Elephant Horses and chariots that fill it, with its brahmins, warriors and merchants in thousands, ever engaged in their respective duties, with its noble citizens self controlled and full of energy, with its palaces in various shapes and the learned who abound there.
vrm.2.101 "How can I do otherwise, while both my parents of virtuous nature ask me to go to the forest?" "It is for you to occupy the throne in Ayodhya that the world reveres and it is for me to occupy this Dandaka forest, wearing bark robes.
vrm.2.102 "O, Rama! Therefore, come to the prosperous Ayodhya along with me and get anointed in kingdom for the welfare of our race.
vrm.2.103 "What should I do with Ayodhya, now that my father reached the end of his life? Who will rule that Ayodhya, which is bereft of that excellent king?
vrm.2.103 "In my misfortune, what can I do for that high souled one? He died of grief on my account and I did not perform the last rites for him!" "O, Bharata the faultless one! Alas! Happy are you, by whom as well as by Shatrughna the king was honoured by all obsequial rites!" Even after the end of my exile, I do not want to return to Ayodhya which is i a disarranged state, deprived of a chief and made bereft of a king.
vrm.2.105 "Be composed, O Most eloquent of orators! Control your grief, return to the City of Ayodhya in order to obey the command of our father, the subduer of his senses.
vrm.2.106 "You, having been crowned thus, may proceed to Ayodhya along with us to rule it, like Indra having conquered all the worlds with his might, proceeds to his kingdom along with Devas.
vrm.2.106 "You shall discharge the three obligations subdue all the enemies, gratify the wishes of all your friends and you alone rule me in Ayodhya.
vrm.2.106 Even while being propitiated by Bharata as above, by bowing his head duly sinking in his spirit, the illustrious Rama, the Lord of the earth was still abiding in the words of his father and did not feel inclined to return to Ayodhya.
vrm.2.106 Seeing that wonderful staunchness in Rama, the people of Ayodhya felt sorrowful and at the same time, experienced joy.
vrm.2.106 They became distressed that he was not going to Ayodhya and felt rejoiced to see his firmness of resolve.
vrm.2.107 "O, the valiant Bharata! Go to Ayodhya along with Shatrughna and all the Brahmanas and give joy to the people there.
vrm.2.107 I will become the emperor of the wild beasts of the forest! Return now to the excellent city of Ayodhya full of joy and I also full of joy will enter Dandaka Forest!" "O, Bharata! Let the royal white umbrella provide a cool shadow for your head, repulsing the rays of sunlight.
vrm.2.108 "Get yourself crowned in the prosperous kingdom of Ayodhya.
vrm.2.108 Move around in Ayodhya as Indra does in heaven!" Dasaratha" is none to you nor you in anyway to him.
vrm.2.109 The words of a non believer were spoken by me for your sake, to pacify you and to persuade you to return to Ayodhya.
vrm.2.110 "The entire fertile earth was given by Manu to Ikshvaku and know that Ikshvaku was thus the first king of Ayodhya!" Ikshvaku" s son was known as Kukshi, the illustrious king.
vrm.2.111 "I shall remain lying down in front of Rama s hut without food or drink and depriving myself of light until he returns to Ayodhya, like a brahman who is a destitute lies down at the door of his creditor.
vrm.2.111 "O Bharata, Tiger among men! Giving up this formidable resolve, rise up proceed speedily to Ayodhya the best of cities, from here.
vrm.2.111 Hence, we are not able to convince him to return to Ayodhya.
vrm.2.113 Hearing the words of Rama, the highly wise Vasishta, the knower of proper mode of expression, replied to Rama who is the most skilful of orators, in the following great words: "O, the extremely segacious prince! Bestow joyfully thse gold encrusted sandals of yours on us and ensure peace and harmony in Ayodhya.
vrm.2.113 Now, I am proceeding to Ayodhya.
vrm.2.113 Then, the glorious Bharata made circumambulation again and again to Bharadwaja and proceeded to Ayodhya along with hims ministers.
vrm.2.113 That extensive army of Bharata, following him with vehicles, carts and Elephants, turned back again towards Ayodhya.
vrm.2.113 From Shringibhera, he saw Ayodhya again.
vrm.2.113 Beholding the City of Ayodhya, which was bereft of his father and brother, Bharata tormented with grief, spoke the following words to the charioteer:
vrm.2.113 "O, Charioteer! See that Ayodhya city, ruined, with a vacant look, joyless, miserable, and with an impeded voice.
vrm.2.114 The highly illustrious Lord, Bharata riding on a chariot emanating a gentle and deep sound entered soon the city of Ayodhya.
vrm.2.114 Ayodhya looked like the planet Rohini, the beloved consort of the Moon god, tormented by Planet Rahu in the ascendant though ordinarily invested with an exceedingly bright splendour by virtue of her glory.
vrm.2.114 Ayodhya further looked emaciated like a mountain stream, whose scanty waters had become hot and agitated, Birds living in which were scorched by the sun, and whose fish, small and big and alligators had perished.
vrm.2.114 Ayodhya looked like a flame of sacrificial fire which when oblation is poured into it, rises like a golden cone without smoke and thereafter sinks into extinction ash.
vrm.2.114 Ayodhya looked like an afflicted army, shattered of its armour in a major conflict, whose ensigns borne on Horses, Elephants and chariots had been torn, and its heroic warriors slain.
vrm.2.114 Ayodhya appeared like the waves of the sea though tosses very high with foam and a roar, is rendered noiseless, being shaken up by a silent wind.
vrm.2.114 Ayodhya appeared like a sacred altar, which, when the period of offering oblations into fire has completely expired, has been cleared of all sacrificial implements and deserted of recitations by the learned priests.
vrm.2.114 Ayodhya appeared like restless kine, deprived of the bull, who cease to graze in new pastures and stand in the cow pen, dispirited.
vrm.2.114 Ayodhya was resembling a new pearl necklace, bereft of well polished dazzling and excellent gems, rubies and the like, of genuine quality.
vrm.2.114 Ayodhya appeared like a meteor, which moved from its position with its virtue exhausted, soon dropped from the sky and fallen to earth, deprived of its splendour.
vrm.2.114 Ayodhya appeared like a flowering creeper laden with blossom in the spring tide, frequented by a swarm of intoxicated bees, that is suddenly consumed by a forest fire and withering.
vrm.2.114 With its senseless traffic paralyzed and with its fairs and markets closed, Ayodhya resembled like a firmament, covered with clouds, with the moon and stars obscured.
vrm.2.114 Ayodhya appeared splendourless, like a deserted and uncleaned tavern, with its vendor of spirituous liquors killed, the excellent wine expended, its drinking pots and glasses broken and the pieces stewn in disorder.
vrm.2.114 Ayodhya resembled a cistern erected for storage and distribution of water, but now broken and collapsed with its platform riven and sunk, and covered with broken jars and earthen vessels, its water having been used up.
vrm.2.114 Ayodhya resembled a bow string, which was large and bent, with suitable noose at both ends, but severed from the bow by the arrows of heroes and fallen to the ground.
vrm.2.114 Ayodhya appeared like a mare, urged on suddenly by a Horse man, skilled in war fare and fallen down when killed by the opposite army.
vrm.2.114 "How is it that the deep and intensified sound of vocal and instrumental music is not heard as before in Ayodhya today?" "The intoxicating odour of spirituous liquor or the fragrance of floral garlands or the aroma of sandal and aloe wood fumes, which used to be spread once on all sides, are not being wafted.
vrm.2.114 Rama", having left Ayodhya, the distressful youth are not making use of the perfumes like sandal wood, aloe wood as also the most admirable and fresh floral garlands.
vrm.2.114 "The lustre of Ayodhya has departed along with my brother.
vrm.2.114 This Ayodhya is not shining indeed, like a rainy night at the time of the waning moon.
vrm.2.114 "When will my brother return, like a carnival, diffusing joy in Ayodhya, as do the autumnal rains?"
vrm.2.114 "The highways in Ayodhya are not glittering with youthful people, richly attired, bearing themselves bravely and roaming about in groups.
vrm.2.115 Having brought his mothers back to Ayodhya Bharata, fixed in his resolve but sore stricken with grief, spoke to Vasishta and the elders as follows "I am going to Nandigrama village.
vrm.2.115 I shall await for Rama to return to the kingdom since verily he alone is the celebrated Lord of Ayodhya.
vrm.2.115 "By giving away these excellent wooden sandals, the symbols of trust, this kingdom, as well as the City of Ayodhya to Rama, I shall be washed of all my sins.
vrm.2.116 Bharata having returned to Ayodhya, Rama who was dwelling in the woods, observed anxiety accompanied by perturbation among the sages.
vrm.2.118 "But Rama did not consent to accept my hand till the will of his father, the Lord and the king of Ayodhya had been made known to him.
vrm.3.9 Weapon" admiring mind becomes maligned with avariciousness, you may therefore follow the tenet of Kshatriya s on going to Ayodhya again.
vrm.3.16 "On forsaking kingdom and pride of becoming the king of Ayodhya as well, and varied and various pleasures too, he is in self denial, and with his food regulated he sleeps on chilly surface of earth.
vrm.3.37 "On seeing his father who is a proponent of truth, and whom Kaikeyi has outwitted, that virtue souled Rama neatly decamped from Ayodhya saying that I will prove my father to be a real proponent of truth.
vrm.3.47 "On residing in the residence of Ikshvaku s in Ayodhya for twelve years, I was in sumptuosity of all cherishes while relishing all humanly prosperities.
vrm.3.47 "In the thirteenth year the lordly king Dasharatha deliberated together with his imperial ministers to anoint Rama as Crown Prince of Ayodhya.
vrm.3.52 She who is already detracted from her kinsfolk in Mithila or in Ayodhya, that Maithili with pretty teeth and clean cut smile is then distanced from the only two last kinsmen, for either Raghava or Lakshmana or both are unseen by her, and thus her face is paled for she is chastened by the cumber of consternation.
vrm.3.58 Vaidehi" who is dearer to me than my lives, will she be alive somehow! Oh, valiant Lakshmana, this peregrination of mine, will it not become futile, someway! "When I am dead for the sake of Seetha and when you get back to Ayodhya lonesomely, and when Kaikeyi s wishes are accomplished thus, oh, Soumitri, will she be comfortable, somewhat! Kaikeyi" is with her son, with a kingdom, and further her purposes are achieved, oh, gentle Lakshmana, and because of the death of her son will my austerely mother Kausalya humbly get into the servitude of Kaikeyi, anyhow!
vrm.3.62 b, a I have come to forests with Seetha and have to go back to Ayodhya without Seetha.
vrm.3.62 b, a Instead, I prefer not to go to the city Ayodhya that is ruled by Bharata, because it must be comforting to one and all under his
vrm.3.62 b, a Hence, Lakshmana, you go back to that auspicious city Ayodhya forsaking me in forests, because I have no existence without Seetha, isn t it! b, a
vrm.4.1 "If that devot lady Seetha is found, and also if we were to stay here only, I neither think about Indra s throne in Heavens nor Ayodhya s throne, which is like Indra s throne on the earth.
vrm.4.1 "What can I say in Ayodhya to that kind hearted lady and my mother Kausalya, oh, prince Lakshmana, when she asks where is she, my daughter in law? And how is she?
vrm.4.15 "Those that are born in Ikshvaku dynasty, sons of the king of Ayodhya, valiant and unconquerable ones in war, called Rama and Lakshmana are there in this country.
vrm.4.28 like the commotion of Ayodhya on beholding me coming back.
vrm.5.13 O Rama! O Lakshmana! O Ayodhya!, thus weeping greatly may have given up her body.
vrm.5.67 O lady with charming hips! Killing the terrific Ravana together with his relatives in battle, Rama will certainly take you to his City of Ayodhya
vrm.5.68 You will see Rama, the annihilator of enemies, returning from exile, and getting anointed to the crown in Ayodhya, along with you soon
vrm.6.4 Killing Ravana fast and obtaining Seetha who was taken away, you will proceed to Ayodhya which is abundant by rich, having accomplished your purpose.
vrm.6.19 I will not enter Ayodhya without killing Ravana together with his sons, companions and relatives in battle.
vrm.6.34 "O, dark eyed Seetha! Killing Ravana by his sharp arrows in combat, Rama will take you back to Ayodhya by all means.
vrm.6.41 O, Vanara of great strength, equal to Indra and Varuna! If you have not returned, though I am conversant with your valour, this was my pre determined resolve that having killed Ravana in fight with his sons forces and chariots, I should have installed Vibhishana as king of Lanka, placing the kingdom of Ayodhya in the hands of Bharata and renounced my life.
vrm.6.48 Kausalya" for her part, forever remains absorbed in the thought When shall I see Lakshmana and Seetha with Rama returned to Ayodhya having completed his vow of remaining in exile in the forest for fourteen years?" The Rakshasi Trijata spoke to that lamenting Seetha as follows "O, the god like lady! Do not despair.
vrm.6.49 "What shall I say to my mother, Kausalya or to Kaikeyi? How can I talk to my mother Sumitra, sighing for the sight of her son?" "How shall I console Sumitra, trembling and crying out like an osprey, bereft of her son, if I return to Ayodhya without lakshmana?"
vrm.6.110 "Here lies killed in battle, by a pedestrian man coming from Ayodhya, that Ravana, who was incapable of being killed by Devas and even so by Danavas and Rakshasas too.
vrm.6.119 "Fortunately has the fear born of Ravana which increased the severe darkness on the entire world has been removed by you, on the battle field, O Rama!" "You are fit to go to the heaven, by comforting the depressed Bharata and the illustrious Kausalya as well as seeing Kaikeyi and Sumitra, the mother of Lakshmana having got the sovereignty of Ayodhya, bringing delight to your friends, stabilizing the back bone in the race of Ikshvaku, getting excellent glory by performing a Horse sacrifice and by granting riches to Brahmanas.
vrm.6.119 "Blessed indeed are those men, who will see you returned to the City of Ayodhya and consecrated on the throne as a lord of the earth.
vrm.6.120 All the Vanaras felt surprised, saying to one another "What miracle is this?" Seeing Rama, whose wish has been fully realised, all the foremost of Devas, with a great delight, spoke praisingly to Rama and Lakshmana: "O monarch! Proceed to Ayodhya from here and disband the Vanaras.
vrm.6.121 See how we may return to that City of Ayodhya soon.
vrm.6.121 It is indeed very difficult to travel over this path to reach Ayodhya City, so soon.
vrm.6.121 The yonder aerial car, looking like a cloud, stands here and by which transport, you can reach Ayodhya without any trouble.
vrm.6.121 My heart is hastening to see that Bharata, who came all the way to Mount Chitrakuta to take me back to Ayodhya, yet whose appeal was not executed by me, even though he requested me with his head bent low and Kausalya my mother as also Sumitra and the illustrious Kaikeyi my step mothers as also Guha my friend, as well as the citizens of Ayodhya and the inhabitants of the country side.
vrm.6.122 I am going to Ayodhya, the seat of government of my father.
vrm.6.122 Hearing the words of Rama, the Vanara chiefs, the Vanaras, Vibhishana the Rakshasa and all of them there, with their joined palms, spoke as follows: We also wish to proceed to Ayodhya.
vrm.6.122 Hearing those words of the Vanaras and Vibhishana, that pious minded Rama spoke to those Vanaras, Sugreeva and Vibhishana as follows: Something more dearer than everything dear will be achieved by me, if I reach Ayodhya with the host of my friends along with all of you, for, I shall feel delighted.
vrm.6.123 "O king! I wish to reach the capital City of Ayodhya along with you, accompanied by the wives of other Vanara chiefs with Tara and other beloved wives of Sugreeva.
vrm.6.123 "O the king of Vanaras! Instruct all the Vanara chiefs to come to Ayodhya in the company of their wives.
vrm.6.123 "O the beloved lady! You have been permitted by Rama to proceed to Ayodhya, in the company of the wives of the great souled Vanaras, with an intent to gratify Seetha.
vrm.6.123 "You hurry up, to proceed to Ayodhya, with the wives of the Vanaras.
vrm.6.123 We shall show Ayodhya and all the widows of Dasaratha to them.
vrm.6.123 "Duly permitted by Sugreeva and all the Vanaras, hurry up to proceed to Ayodhya.
vrm.6.123 A kindly act will be done to me too, through the sight of Ayodhya which is so dear to me.
vrm.6.123 "We shall also see the entry of Rama into Ayodhya, along with the people of that city as well as the inhabitants of the country side, as also the affluence of the widows of Dasaratha.
vrm.6.123 Bharata came here to seek my favour in the form of my consent to return to Ayodhya.
vrm.6.123 O the princess of Videha territory! Having duly returned, offer your salutation to Ayodhya.
vrm.6.123 Thereupon, the Vanaras along with the Rakshasas beheld that Ayodhya, having rows of white palaces, intersected with wide roads, and crowded with Elephants and Horses, looking like Amaravati, the City of Indra
vrm.6.124 Having offered his obeisance to Bharadwaja, who was rich in asceticism, Rama enquired of him: "Have you heard, O venerable one, of Ayodhya City having an abundance of food and free from disease? Is that Bharata attentive in his rule? I hope my mothers are still alive.
vrm.6.124 My disciples, who were accustomed to report to me the news, used to go to Ayodhya City from here.
vrm.6.124 Bowing to the aforesaid statement of the sage with his head bent low, highly pleased as he was and saying, "By all means" the glorious prince Rama asked of him the following boon: "O venerable sir! Let all the trees on the way, even as I fly to Ayodhya, bear fruit even in the off season and flow with honey.
vrm.6.125 Looking at Ayodhya, Rama, a scion of Raghu dynasty, for his part, who wished to do a kindly act and who was quick in exhibiting prowess, contemplated thereupon to do a kindly act.
vrm.6.125 Having thus contemplated, the sagacious and the glorious Rama then cast his glimpse on the Vanaras and spoke to Hanuma, the Vanara as follows: O the foremost of the Vanaras! Going with all speed to Ayodhya, find out whether the people there, are safe in the royal palace.
vrm.6.125 Feeling pleased, Guha, the lord of Nishadas, the wild tribe, will tell the path to Ayodhya and the news about Bharata.
vrm.6.125 O gentle Hanuma! Inform to Bharata, of me as having come near Ayodhya, along with Vibhishana and Sugreeva the lord of Vanaras.
vrm.6.125 O Hanuma! Understanding his mind and perception, you ought to return quickly, before we are not gone for a long distance towards Ayodhya.
vrm.6.125 Assuming a human form, when thus commanded by Rama, Hanuma the son of Marut, swiftly left for Ayodhya.
vrm.6.125 Hanuma, the son of Vayu then flew up with speed towards Ayodhya, as Garuda the eagle would fly with speed, while seeking to catch a large snake.
vrm.6.125 At a distance of two miles from Ayodhya Hanuma saw Bharata, living in a hermitage, with the bark trees and the skin of a black antelope wrapped round his waist, looking miserable and emaciated, wearing matted locks on his head, his limbs coated with dirt, afflicted through separation from Rama his elder brother, subsisting on roots and fruits, with his senses subdued, engaged in austerities, protecting virtue, with a very high head of matted hair, covering his body with the bark of trees and a deer skin, disciplined, whose thoughts were fixed on the Supreme Spirit, with a splendour equalling that of a Brahmanical sage, ruling the earth after placing the wooden sandals before him, protecting the people belonging to all the four grades viz.
vrm.6.126 "O Lord, the long armed! How your mother was conferred with two boons by your father, how Rama was sent to exile, how Dasaratha the king died, with a shocking sorrow for his son s exile, how you were brought quickly from Rajagriha the seat of government of Kekaya kings by the envoys, how sovereignty was not coveted by you when you returned to Ayodhya, how on your going to mount Chitrakuta, your, elder brother the tormentator of enemies was invited by you who followed righteousness to take back the kingdom, how Rama who stood by his father s words, renounced the kingdom and stood by his father s words, renounced the kingdom and how your returned to Ayodhya, taking with you the wooden sandals all this is known accurately to you.
vrm.6.126 Hear from me now, that which occurred after you had returned to Ayodhya.
vrm.6.126 "Gladdened to hear Rama s impending return to Ayodhya in the sweet words of Hanuma, Bharata offered his salutation by joining his palms together and spoke the following words, which enraptured his mind: My desire has been fulfilled indeed after a long time
vrm.6.127 "Let the cavities on the path from Nandigrama to Ayodhya be levelled.
vrm.6.127 "Let the streets in Ayodhya, the excellent City, be lined with flags.
vrm.6.127 The entire City of Ayodhya literally reached Nandigrama.
vrm.6.127 With joined palms, all the citizens of Ayodhya said to Rama: "Welcome to you, O the great armed! O the enhancer of Kausala s delight!"
vrm.6.127 "My life has accomplished its purpose today and my wish too stands fulfilled, in that I see you, its king, come back to Ayodhya.
vrm.6.128 In Ayodhya, the ministers of king Dasaratha, having placed the priest in their front, planned everything meaningfully.
vrm.6.128 Rama, the foremost among men, accompanied by sounds of conches buzzing in the ears and sounds of kettle drums, proceeded to the city of Ayodhya, having a series of palaces.
vrm.6.128 Then, the people of Ayodhya saw Rama, the chariot warrior, having a beautiful form, arriving on a chariot, with attendants walking in front.
vrm.6.128 Hearing the well known achievement Vanaras and the commonly known strength of the Rakshasas, the citizens of Ayodhya were astonished.
vrm.6.128 After recounting it, the resplendent Rama entered Ayodhya crowded with happy and rejoiced people, together with the Vanaras.
vrm.7.19 And then Ravana sovereign of the Rakshasas presented himself before Ayodhya, governed by Anaranya, like Amaravati ruled by Sakra.
vrm.7.19 The lord of Ayodhya, on hearing the words of that wicked minded one, Anaranya, enraged, addressed the Rakshasa chief, saying, O king of Rakshasas, I will give thee combat, stay thou.
vrm.7.26 Thereupon Ravana having long arms, proud of the boon conferred upon him in the three worlds, beheld the heroic Mandhata, the lord of Ayodhya and the foremost of kings.
vrm.7.26 Regaining his sense in a moment the king of Ayodhya beheld his enemy worshipped by the courtiers and night rangers.
vrm.7.49 And having prepared to help Rama many Akshauhini soldiers with manny steeds waited at Ayodhya at the command of Bharata.
vrm.7.49 Having arrived at the picturesque city Ayodhya those foremost of men, made presents of various jewels unto Rama.
vrm.7.49 Enjoying delight they thus spent their days happily in the city of Ayodhya working to the welfare of Rama.
vrm.7.50 In this wise, the Vanaras, Rikshas and Rakshasas spent their days in Ayodhya.
vrm.7.55 So, at that time, I came back to Ayodhya with Sita.
vrm.7.61 He shall reign in Ayodhya for a long time.
vrm.7.61 He being silent the great King Dasaratha, having bowed unto the two high souled ascetics, again returned to his city Ayodhya.
vrm.7.61 According to the words of Rishi Rama shall install two sons of Sita in Ayodhya, not anywhere else.
vrm.7.62 Having spent the night on the banks of Kesini, the mighty car warrior Lakshmana, got up early in the morning and again proceeded on his journey home and reached in the noon the city of Ayodhya filled with various jewels and delighted and plump citizens.
vrm.7.72 There lived for a long time a Vulture and an Owl en a mountain expending over the banks of a river, resonant with the notes of cuckoos and filled with lions, tigers and various birds, situated in a pleasant forest abounding in trees near the city of Ayodhya.
vrm.7.75 And Satrughna, saluting the king represented:"The mighty armed second son of Raghu hath already achieved a grand work: he formerly governed Ayodhya empty of the noble one, bearing in his heart the grief connected with his return.
vrm.7.78 Having thus despatched his army and waited at Ayodhya for a month Satrughna, the slayer of enemies, proceeded alone.
vrm.7.80 The early king of Ayodhya as known over the three worlds under the name of Mandhata.
vrm.7.84 Therupon on the completion of the twelfth year, Satrughna, with few servants, soldiers and followers, desired to proceed to Ayodhya protected by Rama.
vrm.7.85 He was greatly anxious to behold Rama and saluting the foremost of Munis he speedily proceeded to Ayodhya.
vrm.7.85 Thereupon having entered the highly picturesque city Ayodhya, the graceful descendant of Ikshwakus, Satrughna, reached where the long armed and the highly effulgent Rama was waiting.
vrm.7.85 O heroic and foremost of men, do thou, at intervals, come to Ayodhya to see me and return to thy own city.
vrm.7.95 Thereupon being welcomed by the villagers on his way he reached Ayodhya at noon and descended at the middle apartment.
vrm.7.112 Having conferred various gifts upon the kings, Rakshasas, Vanaras, and leading Brahmanas, Rama sent them away and meditating upon Sita s absence entered Ayodhya.
vrm.7.113 Thereupon under the auspices of favourable stars, having placed Gargya before lem, Bharata with the princes and army, issued out of the city of Ayodhya.
vrm.7.114 Having reared up those two cities within five years, Rama s younger brother, the mighty armed Bharata, son of Kaikeyi, returned to Ayodhya, And like unto Vasava saluting Brahma he adored the high souled Raghava the very personation of virtue and communicated unto him duly the destruction of the Gandharvas and the establishment of the two cities.
vrm.7.115 Having spent a year in Angada s city and finding his son well established in the kingdom Lakshmana returned to Ayodhya.
vrm.7.115 And Bharata, according to his desire, having spent more than a year in the city of Chandrakanti, came back to Ayodhya and saluted Rama s feet.
vrm.7.115 Having spent their days in the city of Ayodhya, the very city of virtue, the three brothers, appearing graceful like the burning fire receiving oblations in a great sacrifice, attained to joy in the fullness of time.
vrm.7.120 Having forsaken Lakshmana and being stricken with sorrow and grief Rama said to his citizens and ministers "Having placed the pious and heroic Bharata on the throne of Ayodhya I shall to day repair to woods.
vrm.7.121 The city of Sravanti has been reared for Lava, and the mighty car wariors Rama and Bharata, making Ayodhya void of men, have addressed themselves for repairing to heaven.
vrm.7.121 Having thus established Suvahu in Mathura, and Satrughati in Vidisha, the great hero Satrughna ascended his car and went to Ayodhya.
vrm.7.122 All beings Ayodhya, whoever breathed and are very minute, accompanied Rama.

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