Created by Jijith Nadumuri at 30 Aug 2011 10:37 and updated at 30 Aug 2011 10:37


vrm.1.5 Once upon a time, under which victorious kings this entire earth with all its islands is there, starting from Prajapati among which kings there is one named Sagara, who deepened the oceans, and whom his sixty thousand sons were fencing in when he is set out for action in the dynasty of such of those Ikshvaku kings this highly revered and reputed epic Ramayana is originated.
vrm.1.38 "Once there was a valiant an virtue souled king of Ayodhya named Sagara, who is without offspring, as such he was longing for offspring.
vrm.1.38 "The daughter of King of Vidarbha, renowned by name Kesini, is the eldest wife of Sagara, and she was virtue minded, and an advocate of truth.
vrm.1.38 "The daughter of Aristanemi, namely sage Kashyapa, and who is also the sister of Garuda, the Divine Eagle vehicle of Vishnu, is the second wife of Sagara, who is known by the name Sumati.
vrm.1.38 "Reaching the Himalayan Mountains along with his two wives that great King Sagara practised asceticism on a mountain called Brugu prsravana for progeny.
vrm.1.38 "On completion of a hundred years of ascesis, and when the Sage Bhrigu is worshipped with asceticism, that sage who is a prominent one among the patrons of truth bestowed a boon to Sagara.
vrm.1.38 Said Sage Bhrigu to Sagara.
vrm.1.38 the queens of Sagara, and on making palm fold in supplication at the sage who is speaking that way, and on gaining the grace of that sage they spoke to him.
vrm.1.38 Thus, the queens of Sagara spoke to the sage.
vrm.1.38 "On listening the words of the sage, oh, Rama, oh, delighter of Raghu s dynasty, the first queen Kesini has chosen one son who enriches the dynasty in the presence of King Sagara.
vrm.1.38 Sumati", the sister of mighty winged Garuda and the second queen of Sagara has then chosen sixty thousand sons with great enthusiasm and high reputation.
vrm.1.38 "On performing circumambulations to the Sage Bhrigu along with wives, oh, Raghu s scion, also on reverencing him head bent, the king Sagara proceeded to his own city.
vrm.1.38 "When the time rolled by then the elder wife Kesini gave birth to the son of Sagara who is reputed by the name Asamanja.
vrm.1.38 "After a long time the sixty thousand sons of king Sagara have become youthful, and handsome in their aspects.
vrm.1.38 But, oh, best one among men, oh, Rama, the elder son of the king Sagara, namely Asamanja, always used to grab and hurl children into the waters of River Sarayu, and on seeing the drowning children he used to enjoy with laughter.
vrm.1.38 a This way, when that son Asamanja is with sinister activity, a torturer of goodmen, and delighter in the undesirable activities towards citizens, his father king Sagara expatriated him from the city.
vrm.1.38 b, a "Oh, best one among men, Rama, then after along time a decided thought has occurred to king Sagara that, I shall perform a Vedic ritual.
vrm.1.38 b, a "That king Sagara who is an expert in Vedic procedures has then taken a decision along with the assemblages of his religious teachers insofar as the procedures of the ritual are concerned, and he commenced to perform the Vedic ritual.
vrm.1.39 "I am interested to listen this episode exhaustively, oh, Brahman, let good betide you, how my ancestor Sagara had completed the Vedic ritual, really.
vrm.1.39 On listening the words of Rama that are inclusive of his inquisitiveness, Sage Vishvamitra smilingly spoke to that descendent of Kakutstha, "oh, Rama, let the episode of the great souled Sagara be listened vividly.
vrm.1.39 b, a "Oh, best one among men, Rama, that Vedic ritual of Sagara came to pass in between those two mountains, namely Himalayas and Vindhya ranges, and oh, tigerly man Rama, that area is renowned for Vedic rituals, isn t it! b, a "Oh, dear sire Rama, the grandson of Sagara and the son of exiled Asamanja is Amshuman, oh, descendant of Kakutstha, which Anshuman s bow will be unfaltering and who is a top speeded chariot rider, and he has escorted ritual Horse released.
vrm.1.39 "And on the day of a sacred function called Ukthyam, Indra assumed the form of a Rakshasa and stole the ritual Horse of the chief of the ritual, namely Sagara.
vrm.1.39 b, a "While that ritual Horse of the great souled Sagara is stolen, all the congregations of the Ritviks, the religious teachers, then spoke to the chief propitiator, namely Sagara.
vrm.1.39 The religious teachers of Sagara have advised him in this way.
vrm.1.39 b, a "On hearing the words of religious teachers that king Sagara indeed spoke this much to his sixty thousand sons in that religious council.
vrm.1.39 Thus Sagara instructed to his sixty thousand sons and stayed back at the ritual place.
vrm.1.39 "Oh, the kingly tiger Rama, the sons of Sagara have endeavoured everywhere digging over the Jambu Island which is verily congested with mountains in this way.
vrm.1.39 Oh, god Brahma, the sons of Sagara are digging entire earth, thus aquatic beings and many great souls are being destroyed.
vrm.1.39 thinking thus and suspecting everyone those sons of Sagara are torturing all the living beings.
vrm.1.40 "On hearing the words of Gods, the esteemed Forefather Brahma spoke to them, who are very highly scared, and bewildered by the might of Sagara s sons for they are effectuating the end of all beings.
vrm.1.40 Hence, that reverential Vishnu donning the semblance of Sage Kapila will burn down the sons of emperor Sagara to ashes in a fire of fury.
vrm.1.40 Even the complete cleavage of the earth, and the complete ruination of Sagara s sons as well, are envisaged by the providentially farsighted ancients.
vrm.1.40 "When the sons of Sagara are digging the earth then there emerged an unbearable noise similar to the crashing of a thunder.
vrm.1.40 "Then on hollowing the entire earth, and on making trips around her without finding the Horse, all of the sons of Sagara have come together and on going to their father they spoke these words to him.
vrm.1.40 So said those princes to their father Sagara.
vrm.1.40 "On hearing that sentence of his sons, oh, Rama, descendent of Raghu, that exalted king Sagara infuriately spoke these words.
vrm.1.40 In this way Sagara ordered his sons.
vrm.1.40 "On catching up the words of their father, the great souled Sagara, his sixty thousand sons rushed towards the surface of the Rasatala, the netherworld.
vrm.1.40 "On circumabulating that Elephant Mahaapada in supplication, they the sixty thousand sons of great souled Sagara scooped out the westerly direction.
vrm.1.40 "Even in the westerly direction those great mighty sons of Sagara beheld an infinite and mountain similar Elephant of western direction, called Sumanasa.
vrm.1.40 "On touching that Elephant reverently and also circumambulating it, those sixty thousands sons of Sagara further burrowed to the surface of the earth.
vrm.1.40 "The sons of Sagara have then gone to the auspicious northeast direction, iishaana digbhaaga, Shivasthaana, and all those sons of Sagara have tunnelled the earth rancorously.
vrm.1.40 "But all those great souled and great mighty ones with terrible dash have seen the Infinite Vasudeva in the form of sage Kapila there in the northeast, and oh, descendant of Raghu, they have also seen the ritual Horse moving nearby that sage Kapila, thus all of the sons of Sagara obtained a matchless delight.
vrm.1.40 a "You the malicious one, you have indeed stolen our ritual Horse, and in fact, you should know that we who arrived here are the sons of Sagara.
vrm.1.40 Thus Sagara s sons shouted at sage Kapila.
vrm.1.40 "Oh, Rama of Kakutstha, then that great souled sage Kapila, rather Vishnu with unimaginable power, has rendered all of those sons of Sagara as heaps of ashes by virtue of his hum sound.
vrm.1.40 Thus Sage Vishvamitra is narrating the legend of Sagara to Rama and others.
vrm.1.41 "On observing that his sons have gone long time back in search of ritual Horse, oh, Rama, king Sagara spoke this to his grandson, Amshuman, who is radiant with his own self resplendence.
vrm.1.41 Thus Vishvamitra continued his narration about Sagara.
vrm.1.41 Thus King Sagara started speaking to his grandson Amshuman.
vrm.1.41 Thus king Sagara told his grandson Amshuman.
vrm.1.41 "When the great souled king Sagara has thoroughly said in this way, that adroitly agile Amshuman proceeded wielding a bow and a sword.
vrm.1.41 "Motivated by the King Sagara, oh, Rama, the best one among men, Amshuman progressed on the walkway that was hollowed out by his great souled paternal uncles inside the earth.
vrm.1.41 "On hearing that common blessing of all the directional Elephants, he that nimble footed Amshuman has gone to the place where his paternal uncles, sons of Sagara, were rendered as mounds of ashes.
vrm.1.41 "When he that great resplendent Amshuman wanted to offer obsequial waters to the departed sons of Sagara and searched for water he has not found any fount of water.
vrm.1.41 World purifier River Ganga will drift them who are rendered as mounds of ashes to heaven, and when she who is much adored by all worlds drenches this ash, that River Ganga herself will lead the sixty thousand sons of Sagara to heaven.
vrm.1.41 "On hearing the words of that great winged eagle, Garuda, he that highly brave and well renowned Amshuman swiftly took the Horse, and returned to the ritual place of his grandfather, king Sagara.
vrm.1.41 "Then on reaching the King Sagara, who is under the vow of the ritual, oh, Rama, Amshuman described what all has happened and even the words of Garuda.
vrm.1.41 "On hearing those unendurable words from Amshuman, the king Sagara firstly completed the Vedic ritual scripturally and procedurally.
vrm.1.41 "On completing the Vedic ritual King Sagara arrived at his capital, but that king could not arrive at a decision about the arrival of Ganga to the earth.
vrm.1.41 "That great king Sagara could not get at any resolve in getting Ganga to earth even after a long time, and on ruling kingdom for thirty thousand years he went to heaven.
vrm.1.42 When King Sagara passed away owing to the irrefutable virtue of Time, the ministers and subjects of that kingdom are predisposed towards the highly honourable Amshuman to become their king and they enthroned him accordingly.
vrm.1.42 "The great resplendent Dilipa on hearing the elimination of his grandfathers, the sixty thousand sons of Sagara at the hand of sage Kapila, and with a mind that is marred by the plight of his father Amshuman in absolving the souls of Sagara s sons, he that Dilipa could not arrive at any decision concerning the descent of Ganga.
vrm.1.42 Dilipa" became worried as to how River Ganga is to be alighted onto earth from heaven, how water oblations are to be offered for the souls of Sagara s sons, and how to cross them, the souls, over this mortal world.
vrm.1.42 Oh, god, if you are satisfied with my ascesis, and if there is any fruition to the ascesis of mine, let all the sons of Sagara get water oblations through me.
vrm.1.43 "Even though Ganga again proceeded moving behind the chariot of Bhagiratha and reached the ocean, therefrom she had to wend her way to netherworld, once dug by the sons of Sagara, only to accomplish the mission of Bhagiratha, namely drenching the ashes of Sagara s sons.
vrm.1.43 b, a "Oh, Rama, the best of Raghu s dynasty, then Ganga inundated that mound of ashes of Sagara s six thousand sons, by which those souls obtained heaven, while the sins of souls are cleansed with the water of Ganga.
vrm.1.44 King" Bhagiratha followed by Ganga has gone to the ocean like ditch which is dredged up by the sons of Sagara, and entered the subterranean of earth where the sons of Sagara are rendered to ashes.
vrm.1.44 Oh, tigerly man Bhagiratha, the sixty thousands sons of great souled Sagara have crossed over the sea of mortality, and on a par with the Gods they have also transited to heaven.
vrm.1.44 As long as the water of the ocean abides in the world, oh, king, so long the sons of Sagara will abide in heaven like Gods.
vrm.1.44 Your ancestor Sagara is a highly glorious one and a best one among righteous persons, oh, king, even then he has not achieved this aspiration of alighting Ganga in his lifetime, but you have achieved it.
vrm.1.44 "On according those best water oblations that endow superior realms to the souls of sons of Sagara, according to precedency and the rationale of scriptures, and even on offering water oblations to other Pitris that kingly sage and greatly renowned Bhagiratha is sanctified, and then only that king re entered his own city, indeed when his purpose is completely achieved, and oh, outstanding man Rama, thus that king Bhagiratha ruled his kingdom well.
vrm.1.45 "The blessed legend you have narrated about the digging of an ocean at the behest of Sagara, Ganga s alighting, and Bhagiratha filling it with the water of Ganga is sacrosanct and even highly amazing.
vrm.1.70 Because he took birth along with the poison administered to his mother by her co wife, he became Sagara, the emperor.
vrm.1.70 From Sagara it is Asamanja and from Asamanja it is Amshuman, and from Amshuman it is Dilipa, and the son of Dilipa is
vrm.2.21 A sage called Kandu, who knew righteousness, who performed religious vows and who was a learned man, killed even a cow, acting as per his fathers words Previously, the sons of Sagara belonging to our race, were got bitterly digging up the earth, as commanded by their father.
vrm.2.36 "The highly righteous King Sagara abandoned Asamanja for perpetration sinful deeds as above.
vrm.2.64 Obtain the destiny which was obtained by Sagara, Saibya, Dilipa, Janamejeya, Nahusha and Dundhumara.
vrm.2.110 Born with that poison itself, he became Sagara a man with poison.
vrm.2.110 "It was king Sagara who excavated the ocen and who, by his sacrifice, on the day of the full moon, by his energy, frightened the people here by the speed of his digging.
vrm.2.110 Asamanja" was Sagara s son.
vrm.5.1 "I was developed by Sagara of Ikshvaku dynasty.
vrm.5.1 "O great Vanara! Because this matter is like this, you are suitable to make myself and Sagara happy, with a gladdened heart.
vrm.5.24 "Like the highly fortunate Sachi who waits upon Indra, like Arundhati on Vasishta, like Rohini on the Moon God, like Lopamudra on Agastya, like Sukanya on Chyavana, like Savitri on Satyavanta, like Srimati on Kapila, like Madayanti on Saudasa, like Kesini on Sagara, like Damayanti the daughter of Bhima, devoted to husband Nala, in the same way I am devoted to my husband Rama, the best in Ikshvaku dynasty.
vrm.6.19 Hearing their words, the right minded Vibhishana replied as follows: It is apt if prince Rama seeks ocean as his refuge This immeasurable great ocean was excavated by Sagara
vrm.6.22 Then, Sagara the ocean god himself rose from the middle of the ocean as the sun rises at dawn from the huge mountain of Meru.
vrm.6.22 This Sagara, the formidable mass of water, in fear of punishment,

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