Created by Jijith Nadumuri at 29 Aug 2011 13:15 and updated at 29 Aug 2011 13:15


vrm.1.70 My younger brother renowned thus as Kushadhvaja, a highly self righteous one and a highly brilliant one is ruling from the auspicious and holy city named Saankaasya, which city is surrounded by River Ikshumati as a natural moat, in which moat bastions of tridents are staked all around.
vrm.1.70 By the order of the king those envoys who have speedy Horses have travelled on to city Saankaasya speedily, to lead forth that manly tiger Kushadhvaja that speedily, which is as good as fetching Vishnu by order of Indra.
vrm.1.70 On arriving in city Saankaasya those envoys have seen king Kushadhvaja and on submitting what has happened to the king about Rama s breaking of Shiva s bow, and they have also submitted the point of view of Janaka regarding marriages of four daughters.
vrm.1.70 On hearing that event from the worthy envoys whose speed is praiseworthy, king Kushadhvaja came right away to Mithila by the order of king Janaka.
vrm.1.70 Kushadhvaja addressed himself to the insightful one and a compassionate person in the duty of an elder brother, namely Janaka, and on reverencing sage Shataananda firstly, next he has reverenced his fondly affectionate brother Janaka, and then he sat upon a majestic seat, that which is befitting to kings.
vrm.1.71 Two" sons are born to that knower of virtue and noble souled Hrasvaroma, I am the elder, and my younger brother is this brave Kushadhvaja.
vrm.1.71 "He that king and father of ours, Hrasvaroma, anointing me in kingdom as I am the elder, and vesting the duty of looking after Kushadhvaja in me, he departed to forests.
vrm.1.71 "On the departure of our aged father to heaven, I am looking after this godlike Kushadhvaja with brotherliness and lugging around the burden of this kingship.
vrm.1.71 "Oh, best sage Vashishta, on eliminating king Sudhanva, I have anointed my valiant brother Kushadhvaja in the kingdom of Saamkaasha.
vrm.1.72 this younger brother of yours, king Kushadhvaja, is at home in every kind of
vrm.1.72 Oh, king, the pair of daughters of this right minded Kushadhvaja is nonpareil in comeliness in this world, hence, oh, grand sire, we choose to pair them off with Bharata and Shatrughna.
vrm.1.72 So be it! Safe betides you all! Let the pair of Kushadhvaja s daughters, namely Maandavi, Shrutakiirti, devout themselves as a pair of wives to the paired brothers, namely Bharata and Shatrughna, respectively.
vrm.1.72 Oh, kings of Mithila, Janaka and Kushadhvaja, you two brothers have reverenced inestimable sages and coteries of kings, as such inestimable good manners are treasured in both of you.
vrm.1.77 Then the womenfolk of the king welcomed the highly propitious Seetha and the highly fortunate Urmila too, along with both the daughters of Kushadhvaja, namely Maandavi and Shrutakiirti, with pageantry and festivity.

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