Created by Jijith Nadumuri at 28 Aug 2011 04:43 and updated at 28 Aug 2011 04:43


vrm.2.1 The mighty Dasaratha was also often remembering his sons Bharata and Satrughna who were out of his state and who were equivalent to Indra and Varuna.
vrm.2.1 Dasaratha was bestowing his equal love to all his four sons who were best among men, as though they were his four hands emerging out of his own body.
vrm.2.1 By virtues, he was like Dasaratha.
vrm.2.1 Dasaratha, who annihilates enemies, started thinking as follows after observing his son with his many incomparable virtues.
vrm.2.1 The long living and aged Dasaratha thought: "Will Rama become king while I am still alive? Shall I enjoy that happiness?"
vrm.2.1 Seeing that type of virtuous Rama, Dasaratha along with his ministers, decided to make Rama the prince.
vrm.2.1 The wise Dasaratha said that there was sign of a great alarm being forecast because of comet like things found in earth heaven and the sky.
vrm.2.1 The righteous Dasaratha was hurried with concern in the coronation of Rama as it is for his own benefit and for the benefit of people.
vrm.2.1 Dasaratha called for other kings and officers staying in various cities and villages in his kingdom separately.
vrm.2.1 The hurried Dasaratha did not call for the king Kekaya, the maternal uncle of Bharata or the King Janaka as he thought they both could hear the good news even afterwards.
vrm.2.1 The king Dasaratha presented them suitably with houses and jewelry.
vrm.2.1 All the invited kings, duly liked by their people, entered the assembly after the king Dasaratha who annihilates the opponent s army, occupied his seat.
vrm.2.1 Surrounded by the respected and humble kings sitting closely to him as well as the important heads of cities and villages, king Dasaratha shone like lord Devendra surrounded by Devas.
vrm.2.2 Addressing invited gathering in the court, Dasaratha spoke in friendly, pleasing and clear terms.
vrm.2.2 In a loud voice resembling that of a kettle drum, resounding the air like a thundering cloud and in a sweet splendid and incomparable voice endowed with the characteristics of a king s voice, King Dasaratha the lord of men spoke to the kings as follows:
vrm.2.2 Those delighted kings complimented king Dasaratha so speaking with a loud applause as the peacocks cry in delight when they see the raining great cloud.
vrm.2.2 After understanding the opinion of King Dasaratha, who knew the holy and worldly matters, the Brahmans, important people, urban and rural citizens came to a consensus after discussing together and told the aged king as follows.
vrm.2.2 King Dasaratha, after hearing their words, spoke as follows as though he did not know their mind earlier and sought to know their true intention.
vrm.2.2 "Why do you desire to see my son as the prince, when I am ruling this earth with righteousness?" Those kings together with urban and rural citizens after hearing those words spoke to the great soul Dasaratha as follows: "Oh king! Your son Rama has many auspicious virtues".
vrm.2.2 "Oh king Dasaratha! Rama is born to you as a son, because of your good fortune, for the welfare of this world.
vrm.2.2 "Oh best of kings, Dasaratha We shall see Rama adorned with princely kingdom.
vrm.2.2 "Oh fulfiller of people s desires, Dasaratha! For our benefit, you gladly and immediately inaugurate your son Rama, who is equal to Vishnu, who is interested in the welfare of the entire world and who is possessing the best of virtues.
vrm.2.3 King Dasaratha, accepted their salutations with folded hands resembling lotus buds and spoke good and agreeable words to them as follows: "Oh! I am very much pleased and incomparable is my fortune in that you desire my beloved elder son to be anointed as prince.
vrm.2.3 King Dasaratha, thus duly returning the honor done by them, spoke while they were listening, to Vasishta, Vamadeva and other Brahmans as follows:
vrm.2.3 When their applause gradually subsided, King Dasaratha spoke the following words to the best of sages, Vasishta.
vrm.2.3 Vasishta, the best of Brahmans, hearing the words of king Dasaratha, ordered the officers who stood there with folded hands before the king, as follows: "Gather the following in the sacred fire house of the king at dawn: gold and the like, diamonds, things needed to perform worship, various herbs, white floral garlands, corn, honey and clarified butter in separate vessels, new clothes, chariot, all weapons, the four divisions of army, an Elephant with auspicious signs, white fan, flag staff, white umbrella, one hundred golden pots with brilliant shine, bull with gilded horns and a complete tiger skin".
vrm.2.3 Those wise men Vasishta and Vamadeva attentively ordered for all those things to be done there, informed that to king Dasaratha and performed the remaining things also.
vrm.2.3 Pleased and satisfied with the arrangements made Vasishta and Vamadeva approached king Dasaratha and told him that all had been done according to his words.
vrm.2.3 Afterwards, Dasaratha spoke to Sumantra "Let Rama, who has a disciplined intellect, be brought by you immediately.
vrm.2.3 Afterwards the kings belonging to east, west, north, south as well as those belonging to Mleccha kingdom, Aryaa Vartha kingdom and those ruling in hill and forest areas sat there and attended on King Dasaratha as Devas attended on Devendra.
vrm.2.3 The sage king Dasaratha, sitting in the midst of those kings like Devendra in the middle of the Devas, saw from the palace itself, his son Rama arriving in a chariot.
vrm.2.3 King Dasaratha was thus not satiated enough in seeing Rama, coming like a cloud that gladdens people by relieving them from the scorching summer heat.
vrm.2.3 Rama, the best among men, ascended the steps of the palace, which resembled Mount Kailasa, along with Sumantra, to see the king Dasaratha.
vrm.2.3 King Dasaratha took into his embrace that beloved son who was standing humbly beside him with folded hands.
vrm.2.3 King Dasaratha gave Rama a great throne, which was high, excellent and beautiful, decorated with gold and diamonds.
vrm.2.3 King Dasaratha was as delighted in seeing his beloved son, as one delights in seeing oneself adorned, in a mirror.
vrm.2.3 King Dasaratha, the best among those who have sons, smilingly conversed with his son, and addressed Rama as follows, as Kasyapa does to his eldest son Devendra the ruler of Devas.
vrm.2.3 Rama, after offering salutations to king Dasaratha, ascended the chariot and went to his splendid house after being worshipped by the crowds on the way.
vrm.2.3 Having heard those words of the king, seeing their dearest wish gratified, the citizens took leave of the King Dasaratha and returned to their homes full of joy, in order to give thanks and render homage to the Gods.
vrm.2.4 After the citizens left, Dasaratha who was efficient in taking decisions pertaining to place and time of ceremonies, again conferred with the ministers and decided thus: Tomorrow" will be a day when the constellation of Pushya would be in the ascendant.
vrm.2.4 Thereafter, king Dasaratha entered the inner palace and then ordered Sumantra thus, "Bring Rama again here".
vrm.2.4 Hearing those words, Sumantra said: King" Dasaratha wants to see you.
vrm.2.4 Rama, after hearing Sumantra s words, started immediately and went to the royal palace to see king Dasaratha, the Lord of people, again.
vrm.2.4 Hearing Rama to have arrived, king Dasaratha allowed him to come into the house, to tell him an excellent and affectionate word.
vrm.2.4 Dasaratha lifted Rama up and took him into his embrace.
vrm.2.4 Dasaratha, after telling in this way about the ensuing coronation ceremony scheduled for the next day, permitted Rama to depart.
vrm.2.4 After hearing the decision of Dasaratha regarding coronation ceremony, Rama entered his house and by starting immediately, went to his mother s queenly house.
vrm.2.4 That is why, your father king Dasaratha was propitiated by your virtues.
vrm.2.5 After Rama left, king Dasaratha called for his family priest Vasishta and spoke to him as follows about the ensuing anointment ceremony of the next day.
vrm.2.5 Vasishta, who is the best of knowers of Veda, who is expert in mantras, who is firm in austerities and who is divine, said to Dasaratha "I agree to it" and personally went to Rama s house on a chariot which was ready and quite suitable for a Brahman so as to advise Rama to undertake a fast with mantras performed by Rama, a knower of mantras.
vrm.2.5 "Your father King Dasaratha is anointing you affectionately for the princely kingdom tomorrow at dawn even as king Nahusha has done to Yayati".
vrm.2.5 He walked up the royal palace, which was akin to the top of a mountain enclosed by a white cloud and met king Dasaratha in the manner Brihaspati met Devendra.
vrm.2.5 Seeing Vasistha had returned, King Dasaratha alighted from his throne and asked him with regard to his mission.
vrm.2.5 King Dasaratha, after obtaining permission from Vasishta, left that assembly of men and entered his palace as a lion enters a mountain cave.
vrm.2.5 By the entering of King Dasaratha, the palace became more radiant, just as the moon radiates a beautiful sky with its stars.
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 "O! This king Dasaratha, who delights Ikshvaku dynasty, having known himself that he became aged, is going to anoint Rama for the kingdom.
vrm.2.6 We have all been blessed by king Dasaratha.
vrm.2.6 "Let the faultless and righteous king Dasaratha live long! Due to his blessings, we are going to see Rama as being anointed for the kingdom.
vrm.2.7 Tomorrow" on the day of Pushyami star, king Dasaratha is going to anoint the fault less Rama for the princely kingdom.
vrm.2.7 King Dasaratha is going to anoint Rama for the princely kingdom".
vrm.2.7 "The evil minded Dasaratha sent Bharata to the house of his relatives and at dawn, is going to install Rama on the throne without hindrance.
vrm.2.7 King" Dasaratha has acted towards you and your son today in the same way as an enemy or a serpent would behave if ignored.
vrm.2.8 He is the eldest son of king Dasaratha and hence eligible for the kingdom.
vrm.2.8 By sending Bharata to a distant place, you made Dasaratha to have no affection towards him.
vrm.2.8 So also, Dasaratha might have supported Bharata if he was staying near to him in Ayodhya.
vrm.2.9 "O Queen! Once upon a time, when there was a battle between Devas and Asuras, your husband Dasaratha went along with you and other holy kings to help Indra in battle, to a famous city called Vaijayata in which Timidhvaja lived in a southern direction in the forest of Dandaka.
vrm.2.9 "Then, king Dasaratha fought a great battle there.
vrm.2.9 With their weapons, Rakshasas made into pieces the long armed Dasaratha.
vrm.2.9 As soon as you see Dasaratha, be sorrowful and keep on weeping, without looking at him and without talking to him face to face.
vrm.2.9 King Dasaratha will even jump into a fire for your sake.
vrm.2.9 King Dasaratha may offer you diamonds, pearls, gold and various other precious stones.
vrm.2.9 Oh, Kaikeyi, the great fortunate! you remind Dasaratha of those boons given by him to you in that battle between Devas and Asuras.
vrm.2.9 Dasaratha himself will raise you from the floor and offer you the boon.
vrm.2.9 Oh, Kaikeyi! Ask Dasaratha of sending Rama to forest also as a boon.
vrm.2.10 King Dasaratha ordered for various arrangements to be made for Rama s coronation, took permission to leave from the elders who were present there and entered his palace.
vrm.2.10 king Dasaratha, who kept all activates under his control entered into the inner chambers to tell the good news of Rama s coronation to Kaikeyi who was a worthy woman to be told the good news first thinking that she has not yet heard the news.
vrm.2.10 That Dasaratha with vast glory entered Kaikeyi s chambers as moon enters the sky with white clouds.
vrm.2.10 King Dasaratha entered his magnificent palace but could not find his beloved kaikeyi on her best couch there.
vrm.2.10 After entering the house, king Dasaratha enquired with the aid servants there as before, without knowing about foolish Kaikeyi who desired to get her selfish ends.
vrm.2.10 That Dasaratha having much disturbed mind already for the absence of Kaikeyi there, became more dejected after hearing the words of door keeper.
vrm.2.10 King Dasaratha, after seeing Kaikeyi lying down on floor in the chamber of wrath, became tormented with grief.
vrm.2.10 That Dasaratha, who was sinless, a youthful woman dearer than his life, lying down on the floor with an intent to do sin.
vrm.2.10 That Dasaratha touched Kaikeyi affectionately, as a great Elephant in a forest touches a female Elephant which is wounded by poisoned arrow.
vrm.2.10 That Dasaratha, possessed with infatuation and having fearful mind, touched that lotus eyed woman with his hands and spoke the following words.
vrm.2.10 Consoled by hearing the words of Dasaratha, Kaikeyi intending to tell unkindly words like Rama s exile was beginning to harass her husband further, by her words.
vrm.2.11 The most majestic and lustful Dasaratha smiled a little and caressingly kept his hand into her hair and spoke these words to Kaikeyi who was having white smile in her face.
vrm.2.11 Kaikeyi, having been delighted with Dasaratha s words, conveyed him of the very horrible wish in her mind as conveying the news of a suddenly befallen death.
vrm.2.11 King" Dasaratha, who has true promise, who has great valour, who knows righteousness and who has good equanimity of mind, is giving boon to me.
vrm.2.11 Kaikeyi made Dasaratha to hear these words, praised him too much and thereafter spoke these words to him who was ready to give boons as he was infatuated by lust.
vrm.2.11 Dasaratha, after having thus yielded in full measure to kaikeyi s words, fell into her trap as a deer, for his self destruction.
vrm.2.11 There afterwards, Kaikeyi spoke these words to Dasaratha who was ready to give boons and who was infatuated by lust: "Oh, King! the lord of Earth, now only I am asking for those boons which were given by you then.
vrm.2.11 "Oh King of the Kings, Dasaratha Be true to your promise and protect your caste, character and birth.
vrm.2.12 After hearing the cruel words of Kaikeyi King Dasaratha got disturbed and suffered great agony for a while.
vrm.2.13 Dasaratha was not suitable for such an unfortunate condition nor was he habituated to such a situation.
vrm.2.13 Kaikeyi who was a manifestation of worthlessness who accomplished her desire, who was fearlessly exhibiting her fearful form, asked for those boons again in a loud voice, to Dasaratha who was in such a bad mood situation.
vrm.2.13 Now, why are you objecting to my boon?" After thus spoken to by Kaikeyi, Dasaratha became angry, turned out delirious for a moment and again spoke as follows: "Oh, the vulgar one! You, my enemy! You want to be happy after your desire is fulfilled when Rama the best among men leaves for the forest and when I die thereafter.
vrm.2.13 While Dasaratha was thus lamenting with his disturbed mind, there was approach of night with setting of the sun.
vrm.2.13 To Dasaratha, who was thus lamenting painfully, the night seemed to be dark even though it was adorned with charming circular moon.
vrm.2.13 The aged Dasaratha was lamenting painfully as though afflicted with a disease, with lot and hard breaths, having his eyes fixed on the sky.
vrm.2.14 That wicked woman spoke these words to Dasaratha, tormented as he was by the anguish for his son and who was unconscious, tossing about on the floor.
vrm.2.14 Thus compelled by Kaikeyi, who had no uneasiness in her mind, king Dasaratha could not untie the cord of plighted word that fettered him any more than Bali could unloose the noose placed round his body by Indra.
vrm.2.14 Like a bullock throbbing between yoke and the wheel Dasaratha got agitated in heart and became pale in his face.
vrm.2.14 King Dasaratha, with bedimmed eyes, was unable, as it were, to see.
vrm.2.14 Meanwhile, Vashishta saw Sumantra by name, who was charioteer cum minister of Dasaratha and who had a pleasing appearance coming out of the royal gate.
vrm.2.14 Hasten the emperor, so that Rama will get the throne when the day gets started at the auspicious moment of pushya constellation uniting with the moon" Hearing these words Vashishta the great souled, Sumantra entered the gynaecium along with Dasaratha, the tiger among kings.
vrm.2.14 "Oh, Dasaratha born in Kakutsa dynasty! May the Gods Sun and the Moon Shiva and Kubera, Varuna, Agni and Indra bestow you victory!" "Oh, the best of the kings The holy night has gone by.
vrm.2.14 King Dasaratha hearing his words which were soothing and meaningful, was surrounded with grief once more.
vrm.2.14 Dasaratha could not say any thing himself because of depression.
vrm.2.15 Sumantra, who received good respect from Dasaratha, heard them thus speaking and addressed those kings, who came from different countries.
vrm.2.15 But, you are all worthy of worship by Dasaratha and by Rama in particular.
vrm.2.15 He entered the bedroom, approached nearer to the curtain there and praised Dasaratha s qualities with blessings.
vrm.2.15 "Oh, king Dasaratha! Let sun and the moon, guardians of the world like Shiva and Kubera, Varuna, Agni and Indra grant victory to you!" "Oh, the best of kings! The venerable night has gone.
vrm.2.15 "Oh, king Dasaratha Brahmanas, chiefs of armed forces and traders are waiting to see you.
vrm.2.15 Then, Dasaratha woke up and spoke these words to Sumantra, who was eulogising him, who was skilled in giving advice and who was his charioteer.
vrm.2.15 King Dasaratha ordered that charioteer there again thus I am not sleeping.
vrm.2.16 King" Dasaratha will give you kingdom, being served by brahmanas, which will invest you with eligibility to perform the great sacrifice at the coronation ceremony like Brahma to Devendra.
vrm.2.18 Dasaratha spoke only one word Rama"!" with his eyes filled with tears and dejected, being not able to see or to talk any further words.
vrm.2.18 That king Dasaratha was sighing heavily with senses sans pleasure, emaciated with grief and anguish, with distressed and agitated mind, like ocean which cannot be perturbed, becoming perturbed with row of waves, like sun which is eclipsed and who lost lustre like by a sage who spoke untruth.
vrm.2.18 "For this reason, king Dasaratha who is overwhelmed with sympathy towards you is not able to see you with his face, afflicted with grief.
vrm.2.18 But the mighty Dasaratha became highly disturbed, having been afflicted by the calamity occurred to his son.
vrm.2.19 In the matter of coronation of Bharata, you told Dasaratha and not to me, even though you had every authority to tell, me directly.
vrm.2.19 Dasaratha after hearing Rama s words was hurt very much with grief was unable to talk and wept loudly.
vrm.2.20 After hearing the terrific distressful crying sounds in the palace, Dasaratha clung to the seat, with extreme anguish for his son.
vrm.2.20 Protect the righteousness engrained in your race” “Oh,Rama King Dasaratha ,your father is a man of true promise.
vrm.2.21 "while the righteous king Dasaratha is alive and especially when he is following his own righteous path, how the mother Kausalya can go out with me from here leaving the city like other widowed woman?" "Oh, mother the queen! Permit me to go to forest.
vrm.2.23 Can such a person like you speak a person like you speak thus doubtlessly of the powerless destiny?" "Why are you speaking about this weak and pitiable destiny? Why are you not doubting the sinful Kaikeyi and Dasaratha?" "Oh, the righteous sould! Both of them are smoothly deceiving in the name of righteousness with an intent to keep away your good conduct, with selfish away your good conduct, with selfish motive and by dishonest means.
vrm.2.23 "If you think that you do not want kingdom because of your doubt that the kingdom will get disturbed due to unstable mind of king Dasaratha, you need not fear.
vrm.2.23 "Oh, Lord! Today, the strength of my excellent arrows is capable of making you sovereign and making Dasaratha devoid of power.
vrm.2.23 Oh, Lord Rama! Today the effect of my weapons will remove the power from the king Dasaratha and give the lordship to you.
vrm.2.24 Seeing him firm minded in protecting the command of his father, Kausalya in a choked voice spoke these righteous words: Rama who is born in me and Dasaratha, is a righteous person.
vrm.2.24 Till Dasaratha, my father and the great king is alive, you should serve him well.
vrm.2.24 King Dasaratha, supreme commander has authority over you and me also now.
vrm.2.26 hear me in what sequence it happened to me Two great boons were given to my mother Kaikeyi long ago by my father Dasaratha who is true to a promise.
vrm.2.26 Oh, Sita He is fit to be rendered gracious by you, more so the king Dasaratha Keeping up the pledge of my father, today itself.
vrm.2.26 You can rise up in dawn perform worship of the deities as per precept and do salutation to my father king Dasaratha.
vrm.2.33 Today, certainly Dasaratha is talking, by identifying himself with some evil spirit.
vrm.2.33 Seeing Sumantra appearing disturbed before that, Rama the son of Dasaratha a scion of Ikshvaku whose mind is mighty and who is setting out to the forest, waited awhile to have his presence announced to his father.
vrm.2.34 The charioteer, a great intellectual, saw Dasaratha repenting with his mind greatly agitated and approached him with joined palms.
vrm.2.34 That king Dasaratha, who speaks truth, whose mind is virtuous, who is like an ocean by his depth of character and who is blemish less like a sky, replied to Sumantra as follows: "Oh, Sumantra! being all my wives, who are here.
vrm.2.34 After arrival of his wives, king Dasaratha spoke to that charioteer as follows, "Oh, Sumantra! Bring my son here.
vrm.2.34 King Dasaratha surrounded by women, seeing from a distance his son coming with folded hands, distressed as he was, rose swiftly from his seat.
vrm.2.34 Seeing Rama, King Dasaratha ran speedily towards him.
vrm.2.34 Holding Dasaratha in their arms and crying, both Rama and Lakshmana along with Seetha laid him on the couch.
vrm.2.34 Then, Rama with folded hands spoke thus to king Dasaratha who got consciousness within a short time and who was inundated in a sea of sorrow.
vrm.2.34 Gazing at Rama who is unruffled, awaiting permission of the king for stay in the forest, the king Dasaratha spoke thus: "Oh, Rama! I was stupefied by Kaikeyi through a boon.
vrm.2.34 "Oh Dasaratha the seion of Raghu! I was indeed asked by Kaikeyi to go to the forest.
vrm.2.34 Embracing his son, that king Dasaratha, who had thus fallen on evil days, was tormented with grief and distress, got fainted, fully losing his consciousness and not moving even a little.
vrm.2.35 Then, moving his head all of a sudden sighing again and again, rubbing his hand in hand, grinding his teeth, turning his eyes red with anger shedding his normal colour, overwhelmed with wrath, suddenly getting the evil grief, carefully reading Dasaratha s mind, sumantra the charioteer spokeas follows as though shaking Kaikeyi s heart with sharp arrows, in the form of thunderbolting words speedily peircing all her vitals.
vrm.2.35 "There is nothing on earth, anything which is most disgraceful for you by whom your husband king Dasaratha the supporter of the entire creation the unmoving and the moving, is betrayed, Oh, Kaikeyi!"
vrm.2.35 King" Dasaratha is unconquerable as great Indra, unshakable as mountain and imperturbable as a great ocean.
vrm.2.35 "Do not despise Dasaratha the supporter, the bestower of boons and your husband.
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 Then, Dasaratha the scion of Ikshvaku dynasty, squeezed by his own promise in the matter of sending Rama to exile, sighed heavily with tears and spoke the following words again and agian to Sumantra.
vrm.2.36 Let the glorious Rama be sent alog with all objects of enjoyment" While Dasaratha was speaking thus, fear drew near Kaikeyi.
vrm.2.36 Bharata" will not accept the kingdom, which will become uninhabited, hollow and which will be absolutely unenjoyable like wine, quaffed of its spiriteous part, Oh noble soul!" While Kaikeyi who has cast off her shame was thus uttering th emost cruel words, King Dasaratha spoke these words to that lady with large eyes: Having charged me with a burden, Oh hostile woman, why do you prick me while I am carrying it? Why did you not check beforewhile asking the boons by putting a condition that Rama should not be allowed to take anything with him the deedof sending troups etc with Rama in the begining itself, Oh the vulgar woman!"
vrm.2.36 Doubly enraged in hearing this angry question of Dasaratha, Kaikeyi the beautiful woman replied to the king as follows: "In your dynasty itself, sagara cast away his eldest son called Asmanja Rama too is entitled to go like wise without anything to bank upon" Spoken to as above, king Dasaratha uttered only a word Shame"!".
vrm.2.36 Hearing the words of Siddhartha, king Dasaratha spoke to Kaikeyi in the most tiresome tone, with a voice choked with deep anguish, as follows.
vrm.2.37 Hearing the words of the chief minister, Rama who was well versed in courtesy, spoke then to Dasaratha as follows: "Of what use for me, who have forsaken enjoyments, cast away attachment for everything and am going to live in the forest on nomadic food, Oh king, with an army accompanying me?" "Who, after giving away a first class Elephant, will work out his mind on a rope with which it is tied? What use is there for him through attachment to the rope after abandaning the excellent Elephant?" "Oh, the best among good men! So also, what use is there for me by the army Oh, King, when I am giving away absolutely all.
vrm.2.37 "If Bharata is born to king Dasaratha, he is not fit either to rule the earth that is not being offered by his father nor to live as a son in your case.
vrm.2.38 On seeing Seetha wearing bark of trees like a helpless woman, eventhough protected by her husband all the people there loudly cried out: Fie" upon you, Dasaratha!" Pained by that loud cry there, King Dasaratha lost interest in his life, religious merit and esteem.
vrm.2.38 Dasaratha with a warm sigh, spoke to his wife these words.
vrm.2.39 Hearing Rama s words and seeing him clad in a garb of hermit, king Dasaratha with his wives fell unconscious.
vrm.2.39 The mighty armed Dasaratha was unconscious for some time, distressed and repented in various ways thinking of Rama alone.
vrm.2.39 While Rama was speaking thus, an outery, resembling the wail of female cranes arose from those wives of Dasaratha.
vrm.2.39 Dasaratha s palace, which was earlier resounding with tomtoms, large drums and Meghas musical instruments which sound like rumbling of clouds was now filled with wails and cries and fallen on evil days.
vrm.2.40 After taking leave of Dasaratha, Rama who knew what is right and stood confounded by sorrow, bowed along with Seetha to Kausalya.
vrm.2.40 Thus speaking to Lakshmana, who was in readiness to leave the forest and who loved Rama dearly, Sumitra repeatedly said to him, "fare forth, fare forth!" "Know Rama to be Dasaratha.
vrm.2.40 For Seetha who was accompanying with her husband, Dasaratha gave away garments and jewellery, taking into consideration the period for which she had to stay in the forest.
vrm.2.40 At that time, the father of Rama as is well known as a glorious king Dasaratha a scion of Kakutstha looked shrunk, like the full moon over shadowed by an eclipse.
vrm.2.40 That glorious son of Dasaratha Rama of inconceivable courage, directed the charioteer in the words "Let the chariot be driven fast.
vrm.2.40 Seeing the city with singleness of mind, the glorious monarch Dasaratha fell down with agony, like a tree slain at its root.
vrm.2.40 Dasaratha exclaimed saying "Stop!" while Rama called out "Go on, proceed!" In that way Sumantra s mind became confused, as in between two opposing whirl pools.
vrm.2.40 The ministers spoke to king Dasaratha as follows:" We should not follow to a long distance him whom we wish to see come back.
vrm.2.40 Hearing their words, which were befitting with all virtues, the king Dasaratha felt miserable, stopped short, gazing along with his wife, at his son Rama, with his whole body perspiring and wearing a dejected look.
vrm.2.42 When Dasaratha fell down, Kausalya his wife took her place on his right side to lift him up and Kaikeyi of charming limbs took her place on his left side.
vrm.2.42 Thereupon, the night having fallen, the night resembling the hour of death to him, Dasaratha spoke these words to Kausalya when the midnight struck
vrm.2.44 Hearing those words of Sumitra the mother of Lakshmana, the agony of Kausalya Ramas’ mother and the wife of Dasaratha quickly disappeared in the same way as an autumnal cloud with a little water in it disappears quickly.
vrm.2.45 “If you desire to please me, see that the king does not suffer agony when I have gone to forest for exile” The more Rama the son of Dasaratha, showed himself to be faithful to his duty, the more the people wished to have him as their master
vrm.2.46 Rama son of Dasaratha the mighty car warrior, along with the charioteer mounted the chariot and proceeded to the forest.
vrm.2.48 “That Rama the son of Dasaratha, the hero and the mighty armed will come to our view not far from us.
vrm.2.48 “For, Rama having gone into exile, the monarch will not survive and when Dasaratha is dead, utter regrets will remain thereafter.
vrm.2.49 “Woe unto the king Dasaratha who fell into the clutches of concupiscence.
vrm.2.49 That hot tempered Kaikeyi is behaving in a rude manner, transgressing the bounds of propriety” “How Sita the venerable woman, the daughter of Janaka, who was delighted always in homely comforts can now experience hardships in the forest?” “What a surprise! The king Dasaratha, having no love for his son, now wants to abandon Rama who is so beloved to the people and is even faultless.
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 “These Horses were cherished by the king Dasaratha, my father.
vrm.2.50 The illustrious, lofty minded and the high soled son of Dasaratha, who had never seen suffering and who deserved all comforts, remained lying on the ground thereafter, while that long night passed away.
vrm.2.51 “When Rama, the son of Dasaratha is lying on the ground with Sita, how is it possible for me to sleep or to enjoy the pleasures of life?” “See that Rama, who cannot be vanquished in combat even by the Devas and Asuras combined, now sleeping profoundly on the grass along with Sita.
vrm.2.51 When Rama who is endowed with similar characteristics as Dasaratha, uniquely beloved, the son obtained by Dasaratha by virtue of his chanting of several sacred texts and austerities and by various undertakings in the form of sacrificial performances has gone to exile, the king will not live long and the earth will become surely widowed forthwith.
vrm.2.51 “I do not expect Kausalya, Dasaratha and my mother all of them to remain alive for this night.
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.2.51 While Lakshmana son of Dasaratha, who was concerned with the welfare of the people was thus speaking the truth out of his affection for his elder brother Rama, Guha, overcome with agony and oppressed with adversity shed tears like an Elephant tormented with fever.
vrm.2.52 Pray act in such a way that king Dasaratha may not lament about me”
vrm.2.52 Coming to the middle of Bhagirathi river, the irreproachable Sita with joined palms, spoke as follows to the said river: “Oh, Ganga! Let Rama, the son of the emperor Dasaratha honor his father’s command under your protection! Having dwelled in the forest in full fourteen years, may he return once more to your bank with his brother, Lakshmana and myself! Oh, blessed goddess Ganga! Returning safely, with all my desires fulfilled, I shall worship you with great joy.
vrm.2.53 “He who pursues sensuous pleasures neglecting his real interests and discipline soon comes to distress in the same way as king Dasaratha has.
vrm.2.53 “It seems that Kaikeyi came into our house, oh good brother, to bring about an end to Dasaratha, to send me into exile and to secure kingship for Bharata.
vrm.2.54 Rama the elder brother of Lakshmana introduced himself to the sage as follows: "Oh venerable sage! We both are Rama and Lakshmana the sons of Dasaratha.
vrm.2.55 Then Rama the son of Dasaratha helped Seetha his beloved consort who was unimaginable like the goddess of fortune and who was feeling shy a little to mount the raft.
vrm.2.55 Those valiant sons of Dasaratha firmly held that raft, firstly helped Seetha to ascend it and then ferried across the river watchfully.
vrm.2.57 Going through the middle of the royal highway, Sumantra by covering his face, reached the house of Dasaratha.
vrm.2.57 Sumantra entered the eighth inner apartment and saw in that white house, King Dasaratha the miserable the sick and the exhausted man on account of the exhausted man on account of the grief for his son.
vrm.2.57 Kausalya also spoke these words to Dasaratha.
vrm.2.57 “Oh, illustrious king! Why are you not speaking to this Ramas’ messenger who came from the forest and who has done difficult things?” “Oh, Dasaratha! After doing an evil act, you are now feeling shameful.
vrm.2.58 Nurture the feet of the Lord Dasaratha, like with a god.
vrm.2.59 King Dasaratha, his mind very much despaired with grief and plunged in an ocean of sorrow, very difficult to be crossed, spoke as follows
vrm.2.61 When Rama, who is excellent in virtue and outstanding among those causing delight, having left for the forest, Kausalya who was feeling pained, spoke, weeping to her husband as follows: “Despite the fame in the three worlds of your great glory that Dasaratha is compassionate, bountiful and kind in his words, how your two sons along with Seetha who grew comfortably can bear suffering in the forest when faced with hardships, O the best among the foremost of men!” “That Seetha, who is a young lady in the prime of her youth and very delicate, can really tolerate heat and cold?”
vrm.2.62 When harsh words with anger in this manner by the grief stricken Kausalya, Ramas’ mother were heard, king Dasaratha felt depressed and reflected upon them.
vrm.2.63 Due to banishing of Rama and Lakshmana, a great calamity befell on Dasaratha who was equal in strength to Indra like sun seized by obscurity, which is attributed to Rahu.
vrm.2.63 After Rama along with his wife departed to the forest, Dasaratha the king of Kosala recalling his earlier sin, wanted to tell Kausalya, whose eye corners were dark in colour all about it.
vrm.2.63 After Rama was sent into exile to the forest, King Dasaratha, on the sixth night at mid night, was recalling his sin done long ago.
vrm.2.63 King Dasaratha, afflicted by grief for his son, recalling his sin, spoke the following words to Kausalya who was suffering from sorrow for her son.
vrm.2.63 "What my disabled father, unable to walk around can do, even if he knows like a tree unable to protect another tree which is being cut off?" O, Dasaratha! Going there soon, you alone tell my father so that he will not scorch you by his anger, as a forest is scorched by a flared up fire.
vrm.2.64 The high souled Dasaratha, while lamenting about the unworthy killing of that sage, spoke further to Kausalya as follows:
vrm.2.64 “I am Dasaratha, belonging to warrior class.
vrm.2.64 Touch me well” Thus speaking, King Dasaratha, terribly weeping said to his wife as follows: “O, queen! The wrong that was done by me in respect of Rama was not befitting of me.
vrm.2.64 In this manner, King Dasaratha weeping as aforesaid, reached the end of his life in the presence of Kausalya and Sumitra.
vrm.2.64 King Dasaratha of noble appearance, thus speaking, who was already miserable and distressed for sending his son to exile, felt afflicted with extreme grief by the time the mid night passed and forthwith abandoned his life.
vrm.2.65 While those bards are uttering praises, others who make a bang of claps, patted the claps, eulogizing the previous glorious acts of Dasaratha.
vrm.2.65 The women who were empowered to go near the bed of Dasaratha went in proximity to him and woke him up.
vrm.2.65 Kausalya and Sumitra, on seeing and touching king Dasaratha, cried ‘O, Lord!’ and fell on the ground.
vrm.2.65 Kaikeyi and all other wives of king Dasaratha were weeping afflicted by grief and fell unconscious.
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 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 Markandeya, Moudgalya, Vamadeva, Kasyapa,Katyayana, Goutama and the greatly famous Jabali all these Brahmans together with the ministers turned towards the excellent royal priest Vasishta and one by one spoke as follows: KingDasaratha having obtained death due to grief born of separation from his sons Rama and Lakshmana, the night which burdened like a hundred years, has passed over with great difficulty.
vrm.2.67 King Dasaratha, like a flag, was an identity for us and he has left the world for a heavenly abode.
vrm.2.68 Hearing their words, Vasistha replied thus to that group of friends as well as ministers and to all the Brahmans assembled there: Bharata“, who was given kingdom by Dasaratha is staying very happily in his maternal uncle’s home, along with Satrughna.
vrm.2.68 This region was associated with the father and grandfather of Dasaratha.
vrm.2.69 Bharata, the son of Dasaratha the paramount sovereign, after seeing that unpleasant dream just at the dawn of that night, felt very much anguished.
vrm.2.70 Bharata, who had a great affection towards his kind hearted relatives, took all that, honored these messengers profusely with gifts of their liking and spokeas follows “I hope that king Dasaratha, my father is quite safe.
vrm.2.72 KingDasaratha mostly used to here in your house.
vrm.2.72 KingDasaratha, your father who was having a noble nature, who was respect and performing frequent sacrifices as well as a refuge to good men followed that path which all beings follow.
vrm.2.72 “O, son! Immediately on hearing decidedly about the coronation ceremony of Rama by me then, I asked your father to bestow kingdom to you and for banishment of Rama to the forest” “Submitting to his own decree, King Dasaratha, your father has done all that was requested by me.
vrm.2.73 Hearing that his father was dead and both his brothers were exiled Bharata was tormented with grief and spoke the following words: Bereft of my father as well as my brother too, who is exactly like my father, what is the use of a kingdom now to me, lamenting as I am with despair?” “Making Dasaratha to die and turning Rama to be an ascetic, you brought one calamity after another like sprinkling salt on a wound.
vrm.2.73 “My father, king Dasaratha, who was true to his promise and immensely famous, now died, tormented as he was with bitter grief, because of you.
vrm.2.73 Dasaratha“ the monarch, having great strength and a pious mind always indeed used to take refuge in that strong man Rama as the Meru mountain takes refuge in a forest surrounding the mountain.
vrm.2.74 “What harm king Dasaratha or the highly righteous Rama have done to you so harshly that Dasaratha’s death and Ramas’ exile have occurred at one and the same time because of you?” “O, Kaikeyi! You got the sin of killing an embryo because of the destruction of this race.
vrm.2.75 I was not aware of the proposed coronation, which has of the been contemplated by king Dasaratha since I was staying indeed in a distant land, along with Satrughna.
vrm.2.76 Raising the body of king Dasaratha, from the vessel where it had been immersed in oil, seeming as it were asleep with face in the color of gold, that son Bharata placed it in a magnificent couch, adorned with every kind of precious stone and in a great grief, lamented.
vrm.2.77 After having passed the tenth day of the death of Dasaratha, Bharata having himself purified, performed Shraddha rites on the arrival of the twelfth day.
vrm.2.77 In that ceremony performed in honor of the dead king, Bharata the son of Dasaratha gave multitudes of white Goats, hundreds of Cows, servants and servant maids, vehicles and very big houses to Brahmans.
vrm.2.78 "Why the so called Lakshmana, the strong and powerful man, even could not rescue Rama from distress by making our father to restrain from doing it?" "By perceiving the prudence and imprudence in that wrong course adopted by the king, who has fallen into the clutches of a woman, Lakshmana should have restrained Dasaratha even at the beginning itself.
vrm.2.79 Dasaratha“, who was our highly venerable master, went to heaven after sending his elder son Rama and the exceedingly strong Lakshmana to forest.
vrm.2.81 Then, the awakened Bharata proclaiming that “I am not the king”, caused to stop that sound and spoke the following words to shatrughna: “Behold, O, Shatrughna! How much harm was done to the world by Kaikeyi! The king Dasaratha left us, leaving all sorrows to me.
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.2.81 While Bharata was lamenting thus, the great illustrious Vasishta who knew the rules relating to kings, entered the assembly hall of Dasaratha the Lord of Ikshvaku dynasty.
vrm.2.81 People of high position like ministers and other welcomed the approaching Bharata in every way as they had welcomed Dasaratha and as Indra was welcomed by Devas.
vrm.2.81 That royal assembly, made splendid by Bharata the son of Dasaratha, radiated as before as with the presence of Dasaratha, like a lake of tranquil waters sown with pearls shells and sand and filled with great fish and serpents.
vrm.2.82 Beholding all the entire body of ministers of the king, Vasishta the knower of righteousness uttered to Bharata the following soft spoken words: “O, beloved Bharata! The king Dasaratha, practicing righteousness, gave away to you this wide earth endowed with grains and riches and went to heaven.
vrm.2.82 He even reproached his royal priest as follows: “How can a man such as I, rob the throne from one, who practices Brahmacharya continence and chastity, versed in the science of the Vedas sacred scriptures and who is devoted to duty?” “How should one born of Dasaratha become the usurper of a crown? Both the kingdom and I myself belong to Rama.
vrm.2.82 Rama“, the eldest son, an excellent man, a pious souled and who can be compared with Dilipa and Nahusha is eligible to get the kingdom, as with Dasaratha.
vrm.2.83 “Meanwhile, descending into the river, I desire to make offering of the sacred water as libation for the infinite spirit relating to the state after death, to the king Dasaratha who has gone to heaven.
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.2.84 Rama“ the son of Dasaratha is my Lord and my companion too.
vrm.2.86 "This Rama is an excellent son, having qualities equal to those of Dasaratha.
vrm.2.86 "When Rama having seen exiled, the king Dasaratha will not survive for long.
vrm.2.86 "I do not expect whether all of them, like Kausalya Dasaratha and even my mother Sumitra will survive at all till this night.
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 "Those who have accomplished their purpose Shatrughna and others will perform all the funeal honours to king Dasaratha, my father when the time comes for it.
vrm.2.87 The king Dasaratha is dead.
vrm.2.88 "Born of the great and segacious Dasaratha in an illustrious family, Rama verily does not desrve to sleep on this bare earth!" "How could Rama the tiger among men, who used to sleep on a couch horded with rich cushions covered with superior hairy skins of antelopes, sleep on a bare floor?"
vrm.2.88 "Surely even a deity is not a little more powerful than Time the will of god, since that Rama, the son of Dasaratha has to sleep on the bare ground!"
vrm.2.88 "Even Seetha the daughter of the king of videha, lovely to look upon and the cherished daughter in law of Dasaratha has to sleep on the floor!" "This is the bed of my elder brother.
vrm.2.88 Dasaratha" went to heaven.
vrm.2.90 Having met Vasishta and greeted by Bharata, Bharadwaja of great splendour recognized him to be a son of Dasaratha.
vrm.2.90 But knowing Dasaratha friends and counsellors.
vrm.2.90 But knowing Dasaratha to be dead, he did not speak of the king.
vrm.2.92 Hearing him speak of the journey, Dasaratha s wives eligible of sitting in palanquins, descended from their palanquins and stood encircling Bharadwaja.
vrm.2.92 "She, through whose fault, those two Tigers among men have to obtain a miserable existence and King Dasaratha deprived of his son, has gone to heaven this woman, who is irate, imprudent, arrogant, who esteems herself to be good looking, who is covetous of power, unworthy though noble to all appearance, know her to be Kaikeyi, my mother of wicked and sinful resolve, in whom I see the root cause of my great misfortune.
vrm.2.97 Listening to these words ashamed, answered: "I think that our father Dasaratha came here to see you himself.
vrm.2.97 Observing the emberassed Rama said, "I think the mighty armed Dasaratha came here to see us.
vrm.2.97 "The glorious Dasaratha, my father possibly will take back Seetha from the forest, she who has ever lived in the heart of prosperity.
vrm.2.100 "I hope that the King Dasaratha is well, he who is true to his promise, he who performs Rajasuya and Ashvamedha Sacrifices and he who has a righteous resolve.
vrm.2.101 "Having commanded thus, the emperor Dasaratha with a great splendour, made the division of duties in this manner for us two in the presence of the people and then ascended to heaven.
vrm.2.102 "While I was there in Kekaya kingdom and you had proceeded tot he forest, the king Dasaratha, the revered one who was given to the performance of sacrifices and was honoured by the virtuous, has gone to heaven.
vrm.2.103 While Rama was uttering those words, copious tears caused to flow then from the eyes of those sons of Dasaratha.
vrm.2.104 Eager to see Rama again, Vasishta approached that place, preceded by Dasaratha s wives.
vrm.2.104 Seeing that ball of food placed on the ground by the unfortunate Rama for his father, the Queen Kausalya spoke to all those wives of Dasaratha as follows: "See this ball of food offered traditionally by Rama in honour of his father, the high souled Dasaratha the Lord of Ikshvaku race.
vrm.2.104 "How can that Lord of the earth, Dasaratha, equal to and a mighty man, having enjoyed the earth with its four quarters, the boundaries of which are the oceans, eat a cake of Ingudi pulp?" "I do not consider any thing painful to me on earth than when Rama the man of fortune offering a cake of Ingudi pulp to his father.
vrm.2.104 All Dasaratha s wives manifested the same affection towards Lakshmana, who was born of Dasaratha and exceedingly handsome, as they did to Rama.
vrm.2.104 Kausalya embraced the miserable Seetha as a mother her daughter, she who was emaciated because of her stay in the forest and afflicted with grief, and spoke the following words: "How has the daughter of King Janaka, the daughter in law of King Dasaratha and Rama s wife, fallen into such a wretched plight that she is living in a desolate forest?"
vrm.2.105 It is said that beings are meant to be happy?" "The king Dasaratha, our pious minded father performed almost all auspicious sacrifices and paid plentiful sacrificial fees to the officitaing preists and Brahmins and went to heaven.
vrm.2.105 "Our father, the king Dasaratha obtained heaven because of his auspicious acts and perfoming sacrifices involving heavy sacrificial fees.
vrm.2.105 "Having perfomed many types of sacrifices, enjoying worldly pleasure abundantly and having obtained a long and virtuous life, king Dasaratha reached heaven.
vrm.2.105 "O, dear brother! King Dasaratha, our father who was treated with respect by all virtuous men and who secured excellent life span and enjoyments, is not to be pitied.
vrm.2.105 King" Dasaratha, our father, having abandoned his worn out human body, indeed has attained the celstial state, by which he can stroll in the realm of Brahma the highest heaven.
vrm.2.105 "I also will fulfil the command of our father, the venrable man in that very place, whre I have been ordered to stay by that king Dasaratha of virtuous deeds.
vrm.2.105 "O, excellent among men! perceiving the virutous conduct of our father, the King Dasaratha, act in conformity to your own nature.
vrm.2.106 "How can I, born of Dasaratha of noble birth and deeds and conversant of right and wrong, do the most wicked and horrible act?"
vrm.2.106 "The King Dasaratha was my preceptor, had several sacrificial performances to his credit was aged, was my father, equal to a deity and is now dead.
vrm.2.107 "These words, which you have spoken are worthy of you, the son of Dasaratha the excellent king, born through Kaikeyi.
vrm.2.107 "O, My brother! Long ago, when our father married your mother, he promised your maternal grandfather that he would confer his kingdom as an exceptional marriage dowry" "Thereafter, in a conflict between Devas and Asuras, your mother received the promise of two boons from the efficient lord of the earth, King Dasaratha, as a token of his joy and gratitude.
vrm.2.108 Move around in Ayodhya as Indra does in heaven!" Dasaratha" is none to you nor you in anyway to him.
vrm.2.110 Aja and Suvrata were the two sons of Nabhaga and it was Aja who begot the virtuous King Dasaratha.
vrm.2.110 "You are the eldest son of that Dasaratha, very well known as Rama, the heir who can claim over the inheritance.
vrm.2.111 "The command laid upon me by king Dasaratha, my father, who begot me, cannot therefore be disregarded.
vrm.2.111 "The king Dasaratha was indeed solicited for a boon by Kaikeyi.
vrm.2.112 The assemblies of ascetics, great saints present there and the distinguished sages who stood invisible in space, applauded both Rama and Bharata, the magnanimous brothers, saying as follows: "That Dasaratha, who begot these two sons, who know righteousness and whose strength is justice, was fortunate.
vrm.2.112 Dasaratha, having honoured his pledge to Kaikeyi, indeed went to heaven.
vrm.2.113 "Your valiant father, Dasaratha, is immortal in having such a son as you are, the knower of righteousness and loving peity.
vrm.2.114 Sitting in the chariot, the glorious Bharata, the son of Dasaratha, spoke the following words to the charioteer who was riding his excellent chariot:
vrm.2.115 "The king Dasaratha went to heaven.
vrm.2.118 "The valiant and pious Rama who is devoted to Dasaratha and free from all sense of importance treats all those women as his mothers on whom Dasaratha has even once bestowed a single glance.
vrm.2.118 "The pious souled Visvamitra, having been received well by my father said to my father, as follows: "These two boys, the sons of Dasaratha wish to see that bow.
vrm.2.118 Thereupon, my father in law and the aged Dasaratha was invited to Mithila by my father and with his approval, I was bestowed on Rama, the knower of the self.
vrm.5.1 This Vanara Hanuma is going for the benefit of Sri Rama, the son of Dasaratha.
vrm.5.1 "The son of Dasaratha, with the name of Rama entered the forest of Dandaka together with His brother Lakshmana and wife Seetha.
vrm.5.16 “She is the famed eldest daughter in law of king Dasaratha the valorous one, not turning back in the battle.
vrm.5.22 "Thus speaking about me who am the wife of virtuous Rama and the daughter in law of Dasaratha how your tongue did not fall off.
vrm.5.27 You will not eat Seetha who is the dear daughter of king Janaka and daughter in law of king Dasaratha.
vrm.5.28 “In the disguise of a deer, those two energetic sons of Dasaratha were surely killed for my sake, as two excellent Lions killed by a flashing thunderbolt.
vrm.5.31 “There was a king named Dasaratha who was very glorious among the kings of Ikshvaku dynasty and had a virtuous disposition.
vrm.5.31 “The king Dasaratha was endowed with royal characteristics, highly prosperous, excellent among kings and highly prosperous, excellent among kings and famous on earth with its four borders.
vrm.5.31 “There was an eldest son named Rama to that Dasaratha.
vrm.5.31 “By the command of that Dasaratha, his old father and true speaking man, that Rama a brave man went on exile to a forest along with his wife and brother.
vrm.5.33 "I am the daughter in law of Dasaratha, eminent among the excellent kings on earth, who understands the nature of the spirit and who torments the army of the adversary.
vrm.5.33 "Thereafter, in the thirteenth year, King Dasaratha along with his preceptors started to perform anointment of the kingdom to Rama, a celebrity of Ikshvaku dynasty.
vrm.5.33 "While that anointment of Rama was being arranged, a queen called Kaikeyi spoke the following words to Dasaratha, her husband.
vrm.5.33 "Hearing the cruel and the disagreeable words of Kaikeyi and recollecting the boon given to the queen, King Dasaratha who was true to his word, fell unconscious.
vrm.5.33 "Obeying respectfully the command of Lord Dasaratha, we as such with a firm resolution, entered the forest, which we have never seen before and which was deep and profound in appearance.
vrm.5.34 "O Divine Lady! Rama the son of Dasaratha, who is excellent among the knowers of Veda and who knows Brahmastra missile and Vedas the sacred knowledge, enquired about your welfare.
vrm.5.38 "After offering salutations to Rama and King Dasaratha and being discharged by that valiant Rama, the crow returned to its own abode.
vrm.5.38 To Dasaratha, my father in law, he is his replica a beloved and the best prince.
vrm.5.39 my mother, myself and the king Dasaratha.
vrm.5.51 "There was a king named Dasaratha, having chariots, Elephants and Horses, like a father to the people and endowed with a splendour equal to that of Indra.
vrm.5.58 Becoming pale faced, I spoke the following words: Rama, the son of Dasaratha the splendid man and the tormentator of enemies, together with Lakshmana, his brother and Seetha entered the forest of Dandaka.
vrm.5.58 "Hearing those words of the evil minded Ravana, Seetha was very much irritated and spoke the following excellent words: "How did your tongue not fall of, O the worst Rakshasa, by speaking such words not to be uttered, to the consort of Rama, of boundless glory, and the daughter in law of Dasaratha the lord of Ikshvaku dynasty?"
vrm.5.58 Trijata", rising from the midst of those female Rakshasas, spoke the following words Feed on yourself quickly rather than on Seetha, the daughter of Janaka, a virtuous woman and the daughter in law of Dasaratha who des not get destroyed
vrm.5.66 Hearing the words of Hanuma, Rama the son of Dasaratha, having Lakshmana by his side, pressing that jewel on his bosom, began to weep.
vrm.5.67 "O Rama! Then, that crow, having been discharged by you, went back to its own habitation, after offering salutation to you and to king Dasaratha.
vrm.5.68 Rama", the son of Dasaratha, is to be informed by you thus in several ways, for quickly killing Ravana in battle and also as to how he can get me back.
vrm.6.2 intended to expel his grief, to Rama the son of Dasaratha who felt miserable with anguish.
vrm.6.4 Then, Rama the son of Dasaratha mounted the peak and saw an ocean ruffled with water and scattered well with turtles and fishes.
vrm.6.20 “These brothers Rama and Lakshmana, the sons of Dasaratha, the excellent and the most dignified men endowed with beauty have arrived in the cause of Sita and settled in a camp after reaching the sea shore”
vrm.6.20 Harassed by those Vanaras there, Shuka on his part cried loudly towards Rama, the high soled son of Dasaratha as follows:
vrm.6.22 Rama the son of Dasaratha, a wise man and a valiant man resembling a celestial, made that cavity dried up and gave a boon to that desert of Maru.
vrm.6.24 Rama the son of Dasaratha spoke as aforesaid to Lakshmana.
vrm.6.25 While Rama, the son of Dasaratha, crossed the ocean along with his army, the illustrious Ravana spoke to Shuka and Sarana, his ministers as follows: "The entire army of Vanaras crossed the impassable ocean.
vrm.6.25 Hearing their aforesaid words, Rama the son of Dasaratha who was interested in the welfare of all beings, smilingly spoke the following words: "Has the entire army been observed by you? Have you observed us well? Have you accomplished the task, as entrusted to you? If so, you may go back now according to your free will.
vrm.6.25 "Where the four eminent persons who are equal to the protector of the worlds, the valiant ones skilled in the use of weapons and of proven prowess namely Rama the son of Dasaratha, the illustrious Lakshmana, the great resplendent Vibhishana and Sgreeva whose valour is equal to Indra arestationed at the same place, they can pluck up the city of Lanka with its ramparts and arches and transplant it elswhere, even if all the Vanaras keep aloof.
vrm.6.32 “O, the faultless Rama! Surely, you must have met in heaven your father and my father in law Dasaratha as well as all the multitude of Pitris.
vrm.6.41 Reaching the city of Lanka ruled by Ravana, the heroic Rama the son of Dasaratha accompanied by Lakshmana, halted near the northern gate, where Ravana stayed.
vrm.6.45 That very strong and powerful Rama the son of Dasaratha ordered ten Vanara generals to search for the whereabouts of Indrajit.
vrm.6.50 Meanwhile, Sugreeva the king of Vanaras, possessing a great splendour and a mighty power, enquired saying, "Why is this army agitated, like a ship driven out of its course in water?" Hearing the words of Sugreeva, Angada the son of Vali replied, saying "Do you not see the high souled Rama and Lakshmana of the great chariot, those two valiant sons of Dasaratha covered with darts lying all bloody in a bed of arrows?" Thereupon, Sugreeva the Lord of Vanaras said to his son Angada: "To my mind, there is some othere cause why the Vanaras are bewildereed.
vrm.6.50 "By meeting you thus, my heart is gladdened in the same manner as I am meeting Dasaratha, my fatehr and Aja, my paternal grandfather.
vrm.6.53 Polluted by anger, with long and burning sighs, he addressed the cruel and mighty Vajradamshtra, a Rakshasa as follows "O, warrior! Go ahead as the head of the Rakshasas and slay Rama the son of Dasaratha, as also Sugreeva and his Vanaras!" "So it be" answered the leader of the Rakshasas who was a conjurer and departed with many divisions of the army that surrounded him.
vrm.6.59 Then, Lakshmana the son of Dasaratha struck Ravana, whose bow was broken, with three pointed darts.
vrm.6.60 Rama" the son of Dasaratha is the man I think of whom Anaranya born of Ikshvaku dynasty formerly spoke, saying: O, the worst of Rakshasas, the worst of your race and the wretched one! In my race will be born a man who will slay you in battle with your sons, ministers, army, Horses and charioteer.
vrm.6.62 "This Rama, the son of Dasaratha, a strong man along with Sugreeva, having crossed the ocean, is cutting short our race.
vrm.6.64 "Though you know that Rama, the son of Dasaratha, is like an enraged lion, you wish to awaken a serpent, who is sleeping.
vrm.6.67 But, see Rama the son of Dasaratha, standing here unmoving like a mountain.
vrm.6.67 Thereupon, Rama, the son of Dasaratha, employing a spell used to charm arrows called Raudra, discharged sharp arrows into Kumbhakarna s chest.
vrm.6.74 Seeing the entire army looking worried, Vibhishana, the best among the intelligent ones, spoke the following matchless words, consoling the warriors of Sugreeva, the lord of Vanaras: “Honouring the spell sacred of Brahma the creator, the two sons of the venerable Dasaratha have actually lost their free will and became dejected and have allowed themselves to be knocked down by the missiles of Indrajit.
vrm.6.74 Hearing the words of Jambavan, Vibhishana spoke the following words, “why do you enquire about Hanuman, passing over the venerable sons of Dasaratha?” “O venerable one! The exceptional affection, you are showing towards Hanuma, is not being shown towards Sugreeva or Angada or even Rama.
vrm.6.79 Hearing the words of Makaraksha, Rama the son of Dasaratha laughingly spoke the following words to him, who was still talking further and further without interruption.
vrm.6.79 That battle raged furiously, on their meeting each other there, between Makaraksha the son of Khara the Rakshasa and Rama the son of Dasaratha.
vrm.6.90 Fitting a missile presided over by Indra which had never been defeated in battle, to his excellent bow and drawing it, the glorious Lakshmana addressed the following prayer, which was intended to achieve his purpose: “O my dear arrow! If Rama the son of Dasaratha has set his mind on virtue, keeps up his promise and is second to none in his prowess, destroy this Indrajit.
vrm.6.92 "As a valiant and shrewd chariot warrior, fighting with a sword, in the foremost of your chariots, you can fetch Seetha by killing Rama, the son of Dasaratha.
vrm.6.93 The huge army of Vanaras, being struck down by the Rakshasas, sought refuge in Rama, the son of Dasaratha, who affords protection.
vrm.6.103 Bursting into laughter, though filled with anger, the valiant Rama, the son of Dasaratha spoke the following harsh words to Ravana.
vrm.6.108 That Rama, the delight of Dasaratha, for his part, who had just killed his enemy and thus who was steadfast in his vows and who was endowed with a great splendour, who stood surrounded on the battle field by his own people and the army shone like Indra
vrm.6.117 Hearing the words of those guardians of the world, and the lords of creation, Rama, who was born in Raghu dynasty and the foremost one among protectors of righteousness, spoke to those as follows: "I think of myself to be a human being, by name Rama, the son of Dasaratha.
vrm.6.118 "The world would chatter against me, saying that Rama, the son of Dasaratha, was really foolish and that his mind was dominated by lust, if I accept Seetha without examining her with regard to her chastity.
vrm.6.119 "This king Dasaratha, your father in this mortal world and the highly glorious as well as the venerable person, is seated in an aerial car, O Rama!" "Having been delivered by you, his godly son, the glorious king obtained the abode of Indra
vrm.6.119 Then the king Dasaratha the lord who was sitting in the aerial car, in an excellent seat, was filled with excessive delight to see his son Rama, who was dearer to him than life.
vrm.6.119 To Dasaratha, who was thus speaking, Rama with joined palms in salutation, submitted as follows: "Be gracious to Kaikeyi and Bharata, O the knower of virtues!"
vrm.6.119 Dasaratha again uttered the following words to Lakshmana: "A great gratification has been rendered to me and reward in the form of religious merit earned by you in that you served Rama and Seetha, the princess of Videha kingdom, with devotion.
vrm.6.119 Having instructed thus to his sons and Seetha, the King Dasaratha who was born in Raghu dynasty went to the abode of Indra, by an aerial car.
vrm.6.119 With a satisfied self, Dasaratha the excellent king of noble mindedness endowed with splendour, taking leave of his sons and Seetha and mounting the aerial car, went to the abode of Indra, the chief of Gods.
vrm.6.120 When Dasaratha returned, the Lord Indra, the destroyer of Paka, was very much pleased and spoke to Rama, who stood there with his oined palms.
vrm.6.123 We shall show Ayodhya and all the widows of Dasaratha to them.
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.6.126 "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 "The illustrious Rama, the destroyer of enemies, happened to meet Indra, Yama, Varuna, Maheshvara, Brahma the self born as also Dasaratha and was bestowed boons by them.
vrm.6.127 Then, all the wives of the deceased Dasaratha, placing Kausalya and Sumitra in front of them, mounting their vehicles, issued forth.
vrm.6.127 Thereupon, the immensely brilliant Bharata, the son of Dasaratha and the foremost among the virtuous, after embracing Sugreeva the excellent Vanara, spoke to him as follows: "You are a fifth brother, for all the four of us, O Sugreeva! A friend is born of affection, while malifience is the attribute of an adversary.
vrm.6.128 Then, all the noble minded widows of Dasaratha indeed themselves personally adorned Seetha beautifully.
vrm.6.128 In Ayodhya, the ministers of king Dasaratha, having placed the priest in their front, planned everything meaningfully.
vrm.7.1 And that foremost of ascetics, the righteous Agastya, versed in various branches of learning and cognizant of the Vedas along with their branches, addressed the warder,saying, "Do thou say unto Dasaratha s son that we the sages have come here," Then at the words of Agastya, the gate kepper quick and swift presented himself with celerity before the high souled Raghava.
vrm.7.19 have governed my people well, then be my words verified! There shall spring in the line of the high souled Ikshwaku, one named Rama son unto Dasaratha, who shall deprive thee of thy life.
vrm.7.44 A son by the name of Rama shall be born unto Dasaratha, of the Ikhswaku race who shall govern earth.
vrm.7.57 There lives Valmiki, the foremost of saints, a great friend of our sire Dasaratha.
vrm.7.59 Thereupon proceeding a little on foot with Arghya in his hands, the wise Valmiki reached the banks of the river and saw that Raghava s spouse was bewailing like a helpless woman, Having gladdened a little the aggrieved Sita by virtue his own effulgence the great ascetic Valmiki addressed in following sweet accents "O chaste damsel, thou the daughter in law of Dasaratha, the beloved wife Rama and the daughter of Janaka; thy coming here is auspicious.
vrm.7.59 Hearing their words the great Valmiki replied in worthy accents "This Sita is the wife of the intelligent Rama, the daughter in law of Dasaratha and the daughter of Janaka.
vrm.7.60 O Lakshmana, when Durvasa was addressed by the king Dasaratha as to thy future he replied in the above way.
vrm.7.60 O foremost of men, Durvasa said this unto Dasaratha before me, Vasishta and other great men.
vrm.7.60 Heaing the words of Rishi, Dasaratha, the foremost of men, said unto me, "O charioteer, do not reveal this secret to any body.
vrm.7.60 O gentle one, it is not proper by any means to falsify the words of the king Dasaratha.
vrm.7.60 Though this mystery was communicated formerly by the king Dasaratha and though it is not proper to reveal it to any body, still I express it before thee that thou mayst not, on hearing it, be worked up with sorrow ;for destiny is hard to be got over.
vrm.7.61 At that time thy sire, the highly effulgent and illustious Dasaratha, with a view to see his high souled priest Vasishta, repaired there.
vrm.7.61 During an interval Dasaratha, with folded hands and uplifted arms, said to the high souled son of Atri Durvasa, having asceticism for his wealth.
vrm.7.61 Hearing the words of the king Dasaratha the highly effulgent Durvasa replied "Hear, the early history, O king.
vrm.7.61 Having thus related unto Dasaratha the past and future of his family the highly effulgent great ascetic Durvasa became silent.
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.7.72 The ministers of Dasaratha and Rama, Vrishthi, Yayanta, Vijaya, Siddhartha, Rashtravarddhana, Asoka, Darmapala the highly powerful Sumantra and others were well versed in laws, high minded, conversant with all the Sastras, intelligent, born in respectable families, and adepts in counsel.
vrm.7.81 I am the son of the great king Dasaratha, brother of the intelligent Rama and my name is Satrughna.
vrm.7.82 Thereupon chanting the glories of Satrughna, the Devas, Rishis, Pannagas, Apsaras, said "O son of Dasaratha, it is really fortunate, that thou, renouncing fear, hast acquired victory and that the Rakshasa Lavana hath been vanquished like a serpent.
vrm.7.88 I am the son of king Dasaratha and my name is Rama.
vrm.7.89 fearing the words of Rama, the great saint Agastya replied saying "O Rama, O son of Dasaratha, at the beginning of the golden age, people had no king; but Vasava was the ruler of the Devas.
vrm.7.109 Thereupon having entered that huge assemblage in company of Sita, the great ascetic Valmiki addressed Rama, saying "O son of Dasaratha, in fear of calumny, thou didst renounce her near my hermitage, albeit Sita is pure and follows the ways of morality.
vrm.7.112 Those noble ladies, being united with the king Dasaratha, in heaven, were greatly delighted and obtained all virtues.

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