Created by Jijith Nadumuri at 28 Aug 2011 16:42 and updated at 28 Aug 2011 16:42


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 "On Rama s going to Chitrakuta thus, King Dasharatha is aggrieved by the grief for son and went to heavens grieving for son.
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.1.3 Crossing over River Ganga looking up Sage Bharadwaja their look up at Chitrakuta on Sage Bharadwaja s advise.
vrm.2.54 Sixty miles from here, dear son, lies a sacred mountain on which you may takeup your dwelling, which region is inhabited by great sages, is charming to look at from all sides, infested by the black species of Monkeys with a long tail, haunted by Apes and Bears, known by the name of Chitrakuta and which closely resembles Gandha maadana mountain.
vrm.2.54 As long as a man observes the peaks of Chitrakuta mountain, he will perform virtuous deeds and will never set his mind on a sin.
vrm.2.54 That night having come to an end, Bharadwaja replied for his part, as follows: Proced to Chitrakuta, rich in honey, tubers and fruits.
vrm.2.54 I consider the abode of Chitrakuta as the right place for you to stay, Oh Rama, possessed of great strength! You set off for that well known, sacred and lovely mountain, Chitrakuta which is adoned with clusters of trees of every description, frequented by Kinnaras and Nagas, is rendered charming by the cried of peacocks and infested with lordly Elephants and bountiful with tubers and fruits.
vrm.2.54 After reaching the auspicious and absolutely beautiful Chitrakuta mountain, reveberant in all direction with the notes of small white cranes and cucukoo Birds as well as with many kinds of deer and Elephants in rut, settle down there in a hermitage.
vrm.2.55 Having stayed that night there, those princes the annihilators of enemies, thereafter offered salutation to the sage Bharadwaja and proceeded towards that mountain of Chitrakuta.
vrm.2.55 It is the way to Chitrakuta.
vrm.2.56 Thereafter, all of them raised up touched the auspicious water took bath in the river and proceeded towards the path leading to Chitrakuta mountain, as suggested by the sage Bharadwaja.
vrm.2.56 See this Chitrakuta mountain with a high and mighty peak, wide spread with a multitude of Elephants and made to resound by a congregation of Birds.
vrm.2.56 Oh, brother! We shall sport in this forest of Chitrakuta, having a level ground beautifully extensive with many trees and is pure.
vrm.2.56 Thereafter, Rama and Lakshmana along with Seetha traveling on foot, approached the mountain of Chitrakuta, which was pleasant and lovely.
vrm.2.56 It is appearing to me that this beautiful Chitrakuta mountain yields an easy sustenance, for, it is charmingly filled with various kinds of trees and creepers with different kinds of roots and fruits.
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 It was gathered by those who were there Guha and others about Seetha, Rama and Lakshmana coming to sage Bharadwaja, their staying with him in Prayaga and their departure to Chitrakuta Mountain.
vrm.2.90 Your elder brother is staying on the great mountain called Chitrakuta.
vrm.2.92 "O, Bharata! About twenty eight miles from here, there is a mountain called Chitrakuta, in the middle of a lonely forest with its charming Cascades and groves.
vrm.2.92 "O, beloved Bharata! Beyond that river, there is a mountain called Chitrakuta and on it, their hut made of leafy twigs.
vrm.2.93 "This mountain is Chitrakuta.
vrm.2.93 "By my Elephants appearing themselves like mountains, the lovely peaks of Chitrakuta mountain are being trampled.
vrm.2.94 Having dwelt for some time in that mountain, Rama, who resembled God, who liked mountains and groves, who desired Seetha s happiness and himself delightful in his mind, began to point out the beauty of Chitrakuta to his consort, as Indra converses with Shachi the wife of Indra, saying: "O, my good lady! By seeing this beautiful mountain, neither the loss of kingdom nor the non existence of friends distresses my mind.
vrm.2.94 "O, Seetha! Are you happy with me on this Chitrakuta mountain, seeing various objects agreeable to your thought word and temperament?" "My paternal great grand fathers the ancient royal sages have said that for a king to obtain liberation after death, such a residence in the forest is nectar like.
vrm.2.94 Thousands" of herbs of this Chitrakuta mountain, glittering with their lovely light, are sparkling like points of fire.
vrm.2.94 Chitrakuta" appears as though emerged, having split the earth.
vrm.2.94 This summit of Chitrakuta appears charming on all sides.
vrm.2.94 "This mountain of Chitrakuta with its abundance of roots fruits and water is more beautiful than Vasvankasara better known as Alaka the capital of Kubera, Nalini the capital of Indra better known as Amaravati and Uttarakuru the country of eternal beatitude.
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 Describing the varied beauties of the Mandakini River, Rama the bestower of delight to Raghu dynasty with his beloved consort as a companion, strolled in the lovely mountain of Chitrakuta which was shining like a piece of collieries.
vrm.2.96 Today", with my sharpened arrows, I shall slay the bodies of my foes and make this forest of Chitrakuta overflow with blood.
vrm.2.97 Brought by the virtuous Bharata, who laid aside his arrogance, placing the righteousness in forefront in order to propitiate Rama, that army showed itself to be disciplined in the vicinity of Chitrakuta.
vrm.2.98 "That enchanting mountain of Chitrakuta resembles the King of Mountains on which Rama is residing, as Kubera is living in the garden of Nandana.
vrm.2.99 Proceeding for a while on Chitrakuta mountain and reaching the River Mandakini,
vrm.2.103 Rama the tiger among men then re ascending by the same path on the banks of the river reached the charming summit of Chitrakuta mountain.
vrm.2.113 Them, they advanced eastwards, by the charming Mandakini River, after making a round of Chitrakuta Mountain.
vrm.2.113 In the vicinity of Chitrakuta Mountain, Bharata saw a hermitage where the sage Bharadwaja resided.
vrm.2.116 He saw there those ascetics who were formerly quite pleased in that hermitage at Chitrakuta depending as they did on Rama anxious.
vrm.3.6 "At Pampa riverside, and alongside of River Mandakini, and at the surroundings of Mountain Chitrakuta also, this hideous warfare is being done.
vrm.3.7 "I am awaiting for you only, oh, greatly renowned one, without my ascent to heavens by casting off this body on the earth s plane, oh, brave one, for I have heard that you have arrived at Chitrakuta after you are repudiated from your kingdom.
vrm.3.61 On searching whole of mountainsides of that Mountain Chitrakuta, where their hermitage is there, even in its caves, crags, and mountain peaks they have not found Seetha.
vrm.3.74 Divine Aircrafts of unequalled refulgence have lifted those disciples of Sage Matanga in whose tendance I was, to welkin on your arriving at Chitrakuta.
vrm.5.65 "O Rama, of great intelligence! To me, she gave as a token of remembrance, a previous event of a crow occurred at your vicinity in Mount Chitrakuta.
vrm.5.67 "O Rama the foremost of men! Seetha, the princess, spoke a detailed account of an event which occurred long ago in Mount Chitrakuta, as a token of recollection.
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.6.123 "O Seetha, having a beautiful body! Here is Chitrakuta, the excellent mountain, shining.
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 "When you had gone away, that forest of Chitrakuta then assumed a very miserable appearance, with the frightened animals and Birds on seeing strange people there.

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