Created by Jijith Nadumuri at 29 Aug 2011 17:08 and updated at 29 Aug 2011 17:08


vrm.1.66 Oh, godly sage, there was a king renowned as Devaraata, sixth one from Nimi, the originator of our lineage, and this bow was handed down to him for custodial care by the Sublime Soul, Shiva.
vrm.1.71 "Once there was an emperor Nimi, who was renowned in the triad of worlds by his own accomplishments, and who was uniquely seraphic souled and a best one among all stalwart emperors.
vrm.7.65 Hearing the reply of Lakshmana, Rama, the descendant of Ikshwaku, began again with themes instinct with morality "There lived a highly pious and powerful king by the name of Nimi.
vrm.7.65 Nimi the descendant of Ikshwaku, then welcomed the saints Atri, Angiras and Bhrigu having asceticism for their wealth.
vrm.7.65 Thereupon Vasishta said to Nimi, the foremost of royal saints "I have already been engaged by Indra.
vrm.7.65 On that day the royal saint Nimi was deeply asleep.
vrm.7.66 Hearing the words of the effulgent Rama, Lakshmana, the slayer of enemies, said with folded hands "Having thus cast of their bodies how did that Brahman worshipped by the Devas and the king regain them ?"Having been thus accosted by Lakshmana, Rama, the descendant of Ikshwakus and the foremost of men, replied "Having renounced their persons both Nimi and the pious Vasishta, having asceticism for their wealth, were metamorphosed into air.
vrm.7.66 Being merged in the air, he, conversant with religion, bowed unto his father and said "O illustrious god of gods !O thou lotus sprung !by the imprecation of Nimi I have been now deprived of my body and been converted into air.
vrm.7.67 Hear now what befell the king Nimi.
vrm.7.67 And beholding the king Nimi bodiless the intelligent Rishi initiated him into the rites of sacrifice.
vrm.7.67 Thereupon the Devas, highly pleased, addressed the consciousness of Nimi saying "O royal saint, do thou accept boons ;where shall we place thy consciousness ?"Thereupon being addressed by the Devas the consciousness said "I may live in the eye of the Devas.
vrm.7.67 Having said this the Devas repaired to thew respective quaters and the high souled Rishis conveyed Nimi s body to the sacrificial ground and dedicated it as an edy began to churn it with great energy accompanied by incantations.
vrm.7.67 They being thusengaged inchurning the edy for the purpose of having a son of Nimi sprang up a son of devout austerities.
vrm.7.67 O pure one, I have thus related unto thee the wondrous births, in consequence of the curse, of the great ascetic Vasishta and the royal saint Nimi.
vrm.7.68 And having said this, Lakshmana, the slayer of enemies, burning in his native effulgence, said "O foremost among kings, this ancient account of the ascetic Vasishta and king Nimi is highly surprising and wonderful.

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