Created by Jijith Nadumuri at 29 Aug 2011 15:16 and updated at 29 Aug 2011 15:16


vrm.2.92 "Going towards its northern side, you will find River Mandakini, which is entirely enveloped with flowering trees and having forests flourished with charming blossoms.
vrm.2.93 This river is Mandakini.
vrm.2.95 Then, turning away from the mountain, Rama The prospective ruler of Kosala showed Seetha the daughter of the King of Mithila the beautiful river of Mandakini carrying splendid waters.
vrm.2.95 The lotus eyed Rama spoke to Seetha, the daughter of Janaka who was having an elegant waist and whose face resembled the moon: "Behold this charming river of Mandakini, with its multi coloured sandy beaches, frequented by swans and geese and laden with flowers.
vrm.2.95 "O, beloved Seetha! Sages with matted locks and wearing antelope skins and having bark of trees for their upper garment, take a dip in the River Mandakini, at the appointed hour.
vrm.2.95 "The trees, their crowns agitated by the breeze, that shower down leaves and flowers on both sides of the river cause the mountain to appear as though it were dancing!" "See this River Mandakini with its crystal like clear water at some places, with its shining sand dunes at some places and crowded with Siddhas who are bathing at some other places.
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 Having shown Mandakini River in that manner to Seetha, the daughter of Mithila, Rama set on the hill side in order to gratify her appetite with a piece of flesh.
vrm.2.99 I believe Mandakini River is not far from here.
vrm.2.99 Proceeding for a while on Chitrakuta mountain and reaching the River Mandakini,
vrm.2.103 Then, their faithful companion Sumantra versed in the spiritual science, endowed with great intelligence, kind, self controlled and glorious, and deeply devoted to Rama, consoling him and his brothers, took Rama by the hand and helped him descend to the auspicious River Mandakini.
vrm.2.103 The illustrious Rama and others painfully reached the River Mandakini, that stream of sacred fords, the enchanting one always covered with flowers, coming to a blessed ford, free from mud and offered the lustrual water to the king, saying Father"! May this prove agreeable to you.
vrm.2.103 Thereafter, the glorious Rama, resending the bank of Mandakini River along with his brothers, offered balls of food to his father.
vrm.2.104 The king s wives, while moving slowly towards River Mandakini, saw the ford there, being frequented by Rama and Lakshmana.
vrm.2.105 When the beautiful dawn broke, Rama s brothers along with their companions, having made their offerings and recited their prayers on the banks of River Mandakini, approached Rama.
vrm.2.106 When Rama thus kept silent after uttering those meaningful words as aforesaid, the pious Bharata for his part addressed to virtuous Rama who was fond of people conformable to justice at the banks of that River Mandakini.
vrm.2.113 Them, they advanced eastwards, by the charming Mandakini River, after making a round of Chitrakuta Mountain.
vrm.3.5 Following opposite to its flow you may follow this River Mandakini that carries flower ferries, then you can reach there at Sage Suteekshnas hermitage.
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.7.11 There floweth the Mandakini best of streams, with her water covered with golden lotuses resembling suns, as also with lillies and blue lotuses and various other fragrant lowers.
vrm.7.31 And the interior of the forest was beautified with the brilliant groves of Karnikara, with Kadamba and Vakula trees, groves of full blown lotuses, the waters of Mandakini, with Champaka, Asoka, Punnaga Mandara, Mangoe, Patala, Lodra, Pryangu, Arjuna, Ketaka, Tagara, Coconut, Pyala, Panasa and various other trees.

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