Created by Jijith Nadumuri at 29 Aug 2011 13:23 and updated at 29 Aug 2011 13:23


vrm.1.4 Then Lava and Kusha who are in the attire of hermits have touched the feet of that contemplative soul Valmiki, who is now thoughtful.
vrm.1.4 Glorious Kusha and Lava are the virtue knowing princes, and they are endowed with melodious voice, besides being the residents of the same hermitage, thus Valmiki saw them saluting at his feet.
vrm.1.4 embodying the epic is sung by Kusha, Lava.
vrm.1.4 All those saints being the saint patrons of virtue are pleased at heart, and praised the praiseworthy Kusha and Lava, while they are singing.
vrm.1.4 honour worthy bothers, Lava and Kusha, to his palace and honoured them.
vrm.1.4 These two saint like Kusha and Lava, who also possess
vrm.7.79 Thereupon taking Kusa the upper part of the grass and Lava the lower part the great ascetic Valmiki made those arrangements.
vrm.7.79 And giving Kusa sanctified by Mantras unto the hands of elderly women he said, "do ye rub the person of the elder boy with these and giving them Lava he said "do ye rub the person of the younger brother with this.
vrm.7.79 And according to this I shall name the first Son Kusa and the second Lava ;and by those names they shall be celebrated on earth.
vrm.7.79 Thereupon reverentially taking from the hands of Valmiki and Kusa Lava, the means of protection, the elderly ladies engaged in guarding them.
vrm.7.106 Thereupon Valmiki said to his desciples, Lava and Kusa.
vrm.7.106 O Kusa and Lava, in your proper mood do you sing this sweet song with charming Murchana accompanied by the sweet notes of Vina.
vrm.7.106 Being thus commanded by the ascetic, Janakis sons, Lava and Kusa, the slayers of enemies, issued out therefrom saying.
vrm.7.107 Thereupon the night being over, having bathed and performed the Homa, both Lava and Kusa, in consonance with Rishi s command, began the song.
vrm.7.107 Thereupon taking leave from business for some time and inviting the great ascetic Valmiki, kings, learned men, persons well versed in Nyaya, Puranas and science of words, all old men, twice born ones, those conversant with the signs of music, Brahmanas desirous of hearing the Ramayana, persons deep read in palmistry, Gandharvas, citizens, all those who have mastered the use of words, letters and Samasas, those who have studied well metres, those well informed in the science of music, those well versed in astronomy, those who are well up in the knowledge of rites and ceremonies, those expert in the despatch of business, logicians whose fame has spread far and wide, those well versed in reasonings and arguments, poets, historians, Vedic Brahmanas, painters, and songsters Rama resquested Lava and Kusa lovingly to sing the song before the assembly.
vrm.7.107 The citizens and villagers speaking thus with one another Kusa and Lava chanted Twenty sections beginning from the first, pointed out by Narada.
vrm.7.107 Thereupon when Lakshmana addressed himself in no time to give them gold coins separately Kusa and Lava, not accepting them and surprisingly said "We are dewellers of a forest, living upon roots and fruit what shall we do with them coins ?Therefore living in the forest what shall we do with the Gold ?"Hearing the words Rama and the audience were greatly worked up with curiosity and surprise.
vrm.7.107 He heard the Ramayana sung by Kusa and Lava, gifted with musical characteristics, consisting of sections, vowels, and consonant and enchanted in accompaniment with the music of a stringed instrument.
vrm.7.108 And understanding from the story that Kusa and Lava were Janaki s sons, Rama mentioning her name said before the assembly "Send a good emissary unto the illustious Valmiki and let him communicate unto the ascetics that if Janaki is sinless and has lead pure life in the forest; let her give proof of purety by the great ascetic s permission.
vrm.7.110 I know that these twin brothers Kusa and Lava are my sons.
vrm.7.111 Having thus settled and taken with him Kusa and Lava and sent away the assembled people he entered his palace and spent the night mourning for Sita.
vrm.7.112 Thereupon the high souled Rishis having taken their seats Kusa and Lava began the last portion of the Uttarakandam.
vrm.7.120 Heaing Rama s words Bharata was also stupified and speaking ill of the kingdom, said "O King, I swear by truth, that far from kingdom I do not wish to live in heaven even without thee: O King, of these two princes, Kusi and Lava, do thou place Kusi in Kosala and Lava in North Kosala: And let quick moving emissaries go to Satrughna and communicate unto him the intelligence of our going there.
vrm.7.120 Thereupon having gone through his duties he installed Kusi in the kingdom of Kosala and Lava in the nothern country.
vrm.7.120 Having thus installed the high souled and heroic Kusi and Lava and conferred upon each of them thousand chariots, Ayuta Nagas, Ayuta horses and various jewels and riches he established them in their respective kingdoms.
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.

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