Created by Jijith Nadumuri at 30 Aug 2011 10:22 and updated at 30 Aug 2011 10:22


vrm.1.9 a "He said that Sage" Kashyapa has a son known as Vibhandaka, and his son will be the renowned Sage Rishyasringa, and that Sage Rishyasringa will grow up in forests, and will always be dwelling in forest.
vrm.1.9 "Not knowing others, that Brahman the best, namely Rishyasringa, will always be abiding his father and he will follow celibacy of two kinds Brahmanical vows namely Vratitva, Praajaapatya
vrm.1.9 "In the world he becomes famous for his celibacy, oh king, and he will always be praised by Brahmans, and thus time will pass on with that kind of his conduct, Sage Rishyasringa looses no time with his servitor ship to the Sacrificial Fire and also to his celebrated father, and during this period alone there will be a famed and very strong king Romapada, a valiant in Anga country.
vrm.1.9 b, a Thus said by king those scholarly Brahmans and Vedic scholars will say to the king, oh, king, son of Sage Vibhandaka, namely Rishyasringa, is to be fetched by all methods.
vrm.1.9 "Oh! King, having brought Sage Rishyasringa and honouring him well with good care, procedurally give him your daughter Shanta in marriage to that Vedic Brahman and the son of Sage Vibhandaka.
vrm.1.9 "They on hearing king s words are awestruck and lowering their faces they will say, we can not go there as we are afraid of sage Vibhandaka, father of Rishyasringa.
vrm.1.9 "Thus by the king of Anga kingdom and by his courtesans the son of sage Rishyasringa will be brought and the presiding deity for rains will showers rains, and Shanta will also be given in marriage to that sage.
vrm.1.9 Sage" Rishyasringa, son in law of Romapada, King of Anga ad as well as to you, if invited to our kingdom he will bless you to beget sons, oh! King.
vrm.1.9 Then King Dasharatha is delighted and in turn spoke to Sumantra "By what idea Rishyasringa is brought to Anga kingdom, that shall be said.
vrm.1.10 Sumantra thus motivated by King Dasharatha, said these words to king "Oh! King, how and with which idea Sage Rishyasringa is brought by the ministers of Romapada, all that will be spoken.
vrm.1.10 Rishyasringa" is a forest dweller absorbed in ascesis and self study of Vedic scriptures, and he is not aware of women, or of worldly matters or of even worldly pleasures.
vrm.1.10 "Always satisfied is sage Rishyasringa to be in hermitage, thus he never stirred out of that hermitage, and thus he has not seen any female, or a male, or even any others objects of pleasure, either of city or of countryside from the time of birth onwards.
vrm.1.10 "Then at one time Rishyasringa casually arrived at that place, and hasseen those comely females.
vrm.1.10 I am known as Rishyasringa, by my name and by an event on my birth, and thus renowned on earth.
vrm.1.10 Said courtesans to Rishyasringa.
vrm.1.10 "Taking leave of the Sage Rishyasringa on pretence that they also have to perform devotional duties, they the courtesans departed from there on the pretext of their daily worship, while they actually feared for the arrival of Rishyasringa s father who may hurl curses on his arrival.
vrm.1.10 "After the departure of all them the courtesans, that Brahman Rishyasringa, the grandson of Sage Kaashyapa, is disturbed at heart and even behaved sadly.
vrm.1.10 "Then on the next day Rishyasringa, son of Vibhandaka and the prosperous sage with ascetic power has arrived at that place where he saw well decorated and delightful courtesans recollecting in mind repetitively about them alone.
vrm.1.10 "On hearing the heart pleasing words of all those courtesans, Rishyasringa made up his mind to go over there, and then those women took him away to their place in Anga Kingdom.
vrm.1.10 "While that great soul ad Brahman Rishyasringa while being brought into Anga Kingdom, then the Rain god quickly showered rain in Anga kingdom to the delight of the world.
vrm.1.10 "Towards that Brahman Rishyasring who is coming along with rains into his own kingdom Anga Kingdom, the king Romapada has gone towards that sage and bowed his head down, and paid respects touching the ground, and offered water customarily with dedication and the king besought beneficence of the best one, Rishyasringa to save from the fury of his father Sage Vibhandaka, even after knowing the king s pursuit in bringing Rishyasringa to this country.
vrm.1.10 "On entering the palace princess Shanta is given to Rishyasringa in customary marriage, and then that King Romapada obtained rejoice with a peaceful mind.
vrm.1.10 Thus that great fulgent Rishyasringa lived in Anga kingdom along with his wife Shanta, and with all his desires fulfilled and also well worshipped" Thus Sumantra said the legend of Rishyasringa to King Dasharatha.
vrm.1.11 Shanta, Sage Rishyasringa, preside over that Vedic ritual at you behest, for the sake of progeny in my dynasty.
vrm.1.11 On hearing those words of king Dasharatha that benevolent soul Romapada, the king of Anga, considers heartily and agrees to send the one who endows progeny by rituals, namely Sage Rishyasringa his son in law.
vrm.1.11 On receiving that Brahman, Sage Rishyasringa, at the behest of his
vrm.1.11 That king, the desirer of glory, the knower of virtue and the lord of people, namely Dasharatha will be requesting that best Brahman Rishyasringa with his palms adjoined in supplication for the conduct of ritual, for progeny and even for his heavenly abodes, and that king of all the quarters of earth will accomplish those desires from that eminent Brahman Rishyasringa.
vrm.1.11 Oh, great king the manly Tiger, he that Sage Rishyasringa be led here on your proceeding in person with staff and transport and on adoring him well personally.
vrm.1.11 On hearing the word of advise from charioteer, Dasharatha became gladsome and made Sumantra to reiterate to that sage also, for his approval, then Dasharatha travelled to the place where that Brahman Rishyasringa is, along with the inmates of palace chambers and ministers too.
vrm.1.11 b, a Then Romapada informed the wise sage Rishyasringa about the friendship and relation with Dasharatha, and then that sage worshipped king Dasharatha in his return.
vrm.1.11 b, a Oh, lord of subjects, your daughter Princess Shanta may go over my city Ayodhya along with her husband Rishyasringa, as oh, king, I am contemplating to perform a great Vedic ritual, indeed.
vrm.1.11 king Dasharatha, and addressed these words to that Brahman sage and his son in law, Sage Rishyasringa You may proceed along with your wife.
vrm.1.11 quot b, a Then Rishyasringa agreed and replied to the king Romapada So it will be done and then having been permitted by the king he set forth along with his wife.
vrm.1.11 b, a Then king Dasharatha who set forth to Ayodhya bade farewell to his friend king Romapada, and he firstly sent quick footed messengers to Ayodhya to inform his citizens about his arrival along with Sage Rishyasringa.
vrm.1.11 b, a Then king Dasharatha keeping Rishyasringa before him entered the well decorated city Ayodhya amidst the full sounding of conch shells and drumbeats.
vrm.1.11 b, a Then all the citizens are very happy on seeing that Brahman, Sage Rishyasringa, who is well honoured and being entered into the city by their king Dasharatha, as has been done once by Indra when he entered sage Kashyapa s son Vamana, the dwarfish boy and the incarnation of Vishnu, into heavens, and thus those citizens felt that their human lord Dasharatha vies with divine lord Indra.
vrm.1.11 Shanta thus being admired by all of them, and in an exceptional manner by Dasharatha, comfortably resided there along with her husband, the Vedic scholar Rishyasringa.
vrm.1.12 Then bowing his head before that Brahmana sage Rishyasringa whose is glow is like that of a deity, King Dasharatha verily beseeched that sage to conduct Vedic ritual on his behalf as he wished to beget progeny to maintaining his family line.
vrm.1.12 Sage Rishyasringa who by now is well honoured by the king said to the king, "So it shall be, let the paraphernalia for ritual be garnered and let your ritual Horse be released as a prerogative.
vrm.1.12 I wish to get my desires fulfilled through the divine influence of the Sage s son, Rishyasringa.
vrm.1.12 Then Sage Vashishta along with all other important personalities have applauded the idea that has come out of the king s voice, and all those Vedic scholars and clergymen keeping Rishyasringa at helm of affairs said this to the king, in appreciation of that idea.
vrm.1.13 Thus, on a good day while the ruling star of the day is favourable, King Dasharatha came forth towards the ritual hall according to the advice of both the sages Vashishta and Rishyasringa.
vrm.1.13 Then Sage Vashishta and other eminent Brahmans keeping the Sage Rishyasringa ahead of them entered the ritual hall, to commence the ritual works thus.
vrm.1.14 Keeping Rishyasringa at the helm of affairs those eminent Brahmans commenced, Ashvamedha, the Horse ritual of that noble souled Dasharatha.
vrm.1.14 Rishyasringa and other best scholars with their well lettered and intonated Vedic hymns have invoked Indra and other Devas to that place.
vrm.1.14 Then all those officiating priests collectively gave that wealth to sage Rishyasringa and to the enlightened sage Vashishta.
vrm.1.14 b, a Then all of those Brahmans are well satisfied at heart and distributed among themselves the wealth passed on by Rishyasringa and Vashishta, and then they said, "We are highly gladdened.
vrm.1.14 b, a Thereafter king Dasharatha said to sage Rishyasringa thus, "oh, sage with best vows, you alone are eligible to perform the ritual for the expansion of my dynasty.
vrm.1.14 b, a That best Brahman Rishyasringa saying yes to the proposal, said this to king Dasharatha, "oh, king, there will be four sons to you that ennoble your dynasty.
vrm.1.14 b, c On hearing the sweet words of Sage Rishyasringa, he that king of kings Dasharatha went into a state of ecstasy and venerating that great soul, Rishyasringa, again said this to him.
vrm.1.15 That intellectual sage and one proficient in Veda s Rishyasringa contemplated for a while, and gaining indications as to which ritual is to be performed, then said the king.
vrm.1.15 Then that resplendent Sage Rishyasringa commenced that Putrakaamesti ritual, offering oblations into sacred fire with ritual acts meticulously contained in hymns.
vrm.1.18 Well adored by king Dasharatha sage Rishyasringa also travelled along with his wife Shanta, followed by his father in law King Romapada, and along with other co travellers, namely the entourage of Romapada.

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