Created by Jijith Nadumuri at 30 Aug 2011 11:36 and updated at 30 Aug 2011 11:36


vrm.2.16 With Sita, standing on his side with chowrie in her hand, Rama was shining like moon with chitra star.
vrm.2.16 That best of men with great brilliance was pleased to hear those words, then honoured him and spoke thus to Sita.
vrm.2.16 "Oh Sita! The king and the queen together are thinking of something about me, relating to coronation.
vrm.2.16 Sita, treated with respect by her husband and having black eyes, followed her husband up to the door, thinking of auspicious things in her mind.
vrm.2.16 Rama, adorned as in an auspicious festivity, took permission from Sita and started from house along with Sumantra.
vrm.2.16 Those women thought that Sita, who is dear to Rama s heart, is better woman than all women.
vrm.2.16 "As Rohini star stays together with the moon, Sita having obtained Rama as husband must have certainly performed a great penance in former times.
vrm.2.19 "Without being asked, I myself would have gladly offered even Sita with kingdom, even my life, loved ones and wealth.
vrm.2.19 It is certain!" Today itself, I shall go to the forest of Dandaka after bidding, farewell to my mother and also after consoling Sita.
vrm.2.20 It brings grief to you, to Sita and to Lakshmana I am going to Dandaka forest.
vrm.2.21 "You and I, Sita, Lakshmana, Sumantra and all of us should follow father s directions.
vrm.2.25 Having been done circumbulation as a mark of protection thus by the pious woman Kausalya, that highly illustrious Rama pressing his mother s feet again and again shining by his own splendour, went to Sita s house.
vrm.2.26 Sita, practising for the coronation ceremony, did not hear anything on that matter.
vrm.2.26 She was thinking of installation of Rama alone as prince Regent in her heart As she knows what is to be done and is aware of rules relating to kings Sita herself being rejoiced in heart, performed the worship of the Gods and was waiting for the prince.
vrm.2.26 Sita sprang up from her seat and trembled by seeing her husband stricken with sorrow, his mind perturbed with anxiety.
vrm.2.26 Seeing him pale faced, perspired and without endurance, Sita stricken with grief spoke thus what is this now my Lord!
vrm.2.26 Rama spoke thus to Sita, who is lamenting Oh, Sita! My venerable father is sending me to a forest in exile.
vrm.2.26 Oh, Sita You are born in a great family.
vrm.2.26 Oh, Sita He is fit to be rendered gracious by you, more so the king Dasaratha Keeping up the pledge of my father, today itself.
vrm.2.26 Oh, Sita of magnanimous mind! Remain firm.
vrm.2.26 Oh, Sita the good and faultless lady After I leave for the forest frequented by the sages, you can become interested in religious vows and fastings.
vrm.2.26 Oh, my dear Sita I can go to the great forest.
vrm.2.27 Sita, who speaks kindly and deserves kind utterances, after hearing Rama s words, became angry out of love alone and spoke thus to her husband.
vrm.2.28 Thinking of difficulties one will be called upon to bear in the forest, Rama who was fond of righteousness did not form the idea of taking Sita who was speaking as aforesaid.
vrm.2.28 Soothening with kind words to Sita, when eyes were blemished with tears, the virtuous Rama spoke again as follows, for the purpose of waking her turn back.
vrm.2.28 Sita"! Your are born in a high lineage, ever devoted to righteousness.
vrm.2.28 "Oh Sita, the delicate! Do whatever I tell you.
vrm.2.28 "Oh, Sita! Let your thought made about forest be given up.
vrm.2.28 Oh, Sita! That is why living in forest is uncomfortable.
vrm.2.28 "Oh, Sita! With mind disciplined day and night, one has to necessarily satisfy ourself with fruits fallen from trees.
vrm.2.28 "Oh, Sita the princess of Mithila! Fasting is to be done according to one s stamina.
vrm.2.28 "Oh, Sita the innocent! Offering is to be done with flowers brought by one s own self at the altar, according to the rites prescribed by sages.
vrm.2.28 "Oh, Sita the princess of Mithila! The dwellers of forest are to be satisfied with whatever is obtained there, the restricted food.
vrm.2.28 "Oh, Sita! Various creeping animals of different forms roam about on earth with pride.
vrm.2.28 "Oh, Sita! Forest is full of trees, kusa grass and bambooes with ends of their branches spread on all sides.
vrm.2.28 As the great souled Rama did not agree to take her to the forest, the much aggrieved Sita spoke to Rama as follows:
vrm.2.42 The daughter of Janaka, who was always accustomed to comforts, will wander exhausted in the forest through the thorny undergrowth Sita who was not earlier accustomed to woodlands, from now on will live in terror, hearing the roaring sound of wild beasts ,which was thundering
vrm.2.42 Bereft of Rama Sita and Lakshmana, the palace looked like a big pool rendered unperturbed due to emptying of snakes in it by Garuda The lamenting monarch spoke in trembling accents and in soft, pitiful, indistinct and not clearly intelligible words as follows:
vrm.2.43 When will the city rejoice like an ocean swelling jubilantly on a full moon night to perceive the two princes who are Tigers among men come back from the forest? When will the mighty armed hero Rama enter the city of Ayodhya placing Sita in his front in the chariot as a bull would follow a cow? When will thousands of men shower the parched grains of paddy on the royal highway over my two sons Rama and Lakshmana the subduer of their enemies, entering the city? When shall I see the two princes adorned with splendid ear rings and armed with excellent bows and swords, entering Ayodhya like a pair of mountains crowned with peaks?
vrm.2.43 When will those two princes with Sita merrily go round the city clockwise, giving away flowers and fruits to virgins and brahmanas? When will the pious Rama, grown ripe in intellect and shining like a god in point of age ,return to me, cherishing the world like the proportious and timely rain? Undoubtedly in some past life, through mean mindedness, Oh, valiant king, I believe that the teats of Cows were cut off by me while their calves were longing to suck them.
vrm.2.44 Sita, who was habituated to comforts, even after knowing the pain whatsoever, is accompanying your virtuous soled son.
vrm.2.44 Indeed, what handicaps are there for him in the forest or in Ayodhya? Rama the best among men will be installed on the throne soon along with the Mother Earth Sita the princess of Videha kingdom and Lakshmi Seeing Rama departing, all the people in Ayodhya smitten as they were with upsurge of grief shed tears born of agony.
vrm.2.44 The goddess of fortune as Sita followed the invincible hero even as he departed for the forest, clad in a garment of the sacred Kusa grass.
vrm.2.44 You will be able to see soon your son along with Sita, accompanied by Lakshmana.
vrm.2.45 Rama with Sita and Lakshmana, taking close strides, proceeded on foot towards the forest.
vrm.2.46 Then Rama taking his position at the banks of Tamasa river and looking at Sita, spoke to Lakshmana as follows
vrm.2.46 You ascend it along with Sita and with Lakshmana, Oh jewel among car warriors! May prosperity attend you
vrm.2.46 Then, Rama and Lakshmana the promoters of the race of Raghu along with Sita ascended the chariot yoked together.
vrm.2.48 What purpose of theirs who do not see Rama, will be served by their dwellings, wife or wealth or sons or pleasures even? Lakshmana alone is a good man in this world, who was accompanying Rama belonging to Kakutstha dynasty, along with Sita ,duly rendering service to them in the forest.
vrm.2.48 Rama indeed is the protector of all of us, he the refuge and our supreme asylum We shall serve Sita while you attend on Rama.
vrm.2.48 Rama will secure the needs and interests of yours in the forest, while Sita will do the same thing with regard to us womenfolk.
vrm.2.48 Rama has been sent to exile along with Sita and Lakshmana deceitfully.
vrm.2.49 That hot tempered Kaikeyi is behaving in a rude manner, transgressing the bounds of propriety How Sita the venerable woman, the daughter of Janaka, who was delighted always in homely comforts can now experience hardships in the forest? What a surprise! The king Dasaratha, having no love for his son, now wants to abandon Rama who is so beloved to the people and is even faultless.
vrm.2.49 Then Rama showed to Sita the land of Kosala, the southern boundary of which was defined by Syandika river given long ago by the king Manu to Ikshvaku and which was bounded by many territories.
vrm.2.50 Rama, the delight of Ikshvaku dynasty, reached that beautiful tree and got down from the chariot along with Sita and Lakshmana.
vrm.2.51 Distressed with anguish to see Rama and Sita lying on the ground Guha said to Lakshmana, the scion of Raghu, who kept awake, through sincere love, for the protection of his brother Rama.
vrm.2.51 I hope to acquire abundant acclaim and supreme merit in this world as also full reward of wealth, by the sole grace of Rama As such, I along with my kindred, shall protect my dear friend Rama who is reposing with Sita in every way, with bow in hand.
vrm.2.51 When Rama, the son of Dasaratha is lying on the ground with Sita, how is it possible for me to sleep or to enjoy the pleasures of life? See that Rama, who cannot be vanquished in combat even by the Devas and Asuras combined, now sleeping profoundly on the grass along with Sita.
vrm.2.52 Having equipped themselves with a quiver each with arrows, fastening their swords and armed with their bows, Rama and Lakshmana, with Sita, proceeded towards the river of Ganga.
vrm.2.52 Oh, heroic Rama! Living in the forest along with Sita and your brother, you will obtain the same position as one who has conquered the three worlds.
vrm.2.52 Indeed neither I nor Lakshmana and Sita grieve for having moved from Ayodhya or that we are going to dwell in a forest.
vrm.2.52 After completing fourteen years, you will once more see Lakshmana, myself and Sita too returned apace from the forest.
vrm.2.52 Thereafter, convey salutations at her feet on behalf of Sita as well as myself and Lakshmana the faithful man.
vrm.2.52 How can I tell, I abandoned your son in the forest, which words are true but unkind? How will the excellent Horses obedient to me, which carried yourself, Sita and Lakshmana, draw the chariot bereft of you?
vrm.2.52 Let an action diverted towards that aim be taken I as such, wishing well of my father, Sita as well as Lakshmana and having taken up a discipline to be followed by ascetics, want to proceed further, wearing matted hair.
vrm.2.52 Oh, Lakshmana the tiger among men! You get into the boat stationed here unhurriedly afterwards, having helped Sita the virtuous wife step into it.
vrm.2.52 Hearing the command completely of his elder brother, the prudent Lakshmana, by not counteracting it, made Sita to ascend the boat first and stepped into it afterwards.
vrm.2.52 Having sipped water as per scriptures and with extreme delight, Rama with Sita made obeisance to that river.
vrm.2.52 Coming to the middle of Bhagirathi river, the irreproachable Sita with joined palms, spoke as follows to the said river: Oh, Ganga! Let Rama, the son of the emperor Dasaratha honor his fathers command under your protection! Having dwelled in the forest in full fourteen years, may he return once more to your bank with his brother, Lakshmana and myself! Oh, blessed goddess Ganga! Returning safely, with all my desires fulfilled, I shall worship you with great joy.
vrm.2.52 Oh, charming goddess! I, Sita, greet you and extol you too.
vrm.2.52 Thus praying to Ganga, the efficient and irreproachable Sita rapidly reached the right bank of the river.
vrm.2.52 Reaching the bank and leaving the boat, Rama the best among men and the chastiser of foes proceeded further along with Lakshmana and Sita.
vrm.2.52 Let Sita follow you.
vrm.2.52 I shall proceed in the rear, protecting you and Sita.
vrm.2.52 Sita will experience the hardship of staying in a forest only from now.
vrm.2.52 Immediately after Sita, Rama, the delight of Raghu dynasty, advanced.
vrm.2.53 Remaining free from lassitude, we must both keep awake during nights, from today Lakshmana! The safety and welfare of Sita indeed depend on us two.
vrm.2.53 From this very place, you proceed to Ayodhya next morning, oh, Lakshmana! I shall proceed to Dandaka forest alone with Sita, while you will be the protector for Kausalya, who has no defender.
vrm.2.53 You cause distress to Sita and me too, oh jewel among men! Oh, Rama! Bereft of you neither Sita nor I will not survive even for a moment, like fish pulled out of water.
vrm.2.66 Even so, Sita, the daughter of king of Videha, the pitiable lady and who is unworthy of lamentation, will get frightened with grief in the forest.
vrm.2.66 Janaka too who is aged, and who is not having sons, will be thinking of Sita, over whelmed with grief and will surely abandon his life.
vrm.2.66 Whom else will Kaikeyi by whom have been abandoned the king as well as Rama along with Lakshmana great strength and Sita not abandon? With tears and excessive agony, those excellent Dasarathas wives together in a row, rolled on the ground, sorrowful as they were.
vrm.2.72 That high soled king, who was excellent in understanding the Universal spirit, departed to the world, crying O, Rama, O, Sita, O, Lakshmana! Your father spoke the following last words also, when he was abandoned by the operation of time like a huge Elephant surrendered into a trap.
vrm.2.72 Those men who are able to see Rama returning Sita and the mighty armed Lakshmana are those who are fortunate enough
vrm.2.72 Becoming gloomy faced, he once again asked his mother as follows: Where did the virtuous Rama, who augments Kausalya s delight go now along with my brother Lakshmana and with Sita? Asked by Bharata in this manner, his mother started telling so greatly unpleasant words, exactly as it had happened, as though they were very pleasant words.
vrm.2.72 Rama along with Lakshmana and Sita too were sent into exile.
vrm.6.1 By finding out Sita, the Raghu dynasty as well as myself and the valiant Lakshmana too, have been rightly saved today.
vrm.6.1 The search for Sita has been performed so much well in all ways.
vrm.6.1 Having received the tidings of Sita, what can now be done to take the Vanaras to the farther side the sea? Thus speaking to Hanuman, Rama the destroyer of enemies and the mighty armed, was filled with apprehension and then became absorbed in thought.
vrm.6.13 O,annihilator of enemies! Who is a lord to you, who are a lord of all? Setting your foot upon the heads of your enemies, take pleasure with Sita.
vrm.6.13 Enjoy that Sita, by charging on her again and again and revel with her.
vrm.6.13 Fearing the curse given in this manner by Brahma, I am not violently making Sita the daughter of Videha, to mount on my beautiful bed forcibly.
vrm.6.14 Hearing the words of Ravana the king of Rakshasas and the growls of Kumbhakarna, Vibhishana spoke the following friendly and meaningful words to Ravana the foremost king of Rakshasas: By whom, O, king, has been wrapped around your neck, this great serpent of gigantic body called Sita, with heap of expended hoods as her bosom, having poison as her anxiety and with sharp fangs as her sweet smile and with five hoods as her five fingers.
vrm.6.14 Even before the Vanaras with their body size as mountain peaks, having their teeth and nails as weapons, rush full upon the city of Lanka, give back Sita to Rama.
vrm.6.14 Even before arrows resembling thunder bolts and with a speed equal to wind, dispatched by Rama, take away the heads of chiefs of Rakshasas, give back Sita to Rama.
vrm.6.14 I am telling these right and wholesome words, as per my opinion, to this city and the Rakshasas inhabiting in it as well as to the king and his well wishers: Let Sita be given back to Rama.
vrm.6.15 Who can endure the arrows, discharged by Rama in battle right in front of the enemy, which resemble Brahmas creators staff in glory, which present a form similar to that of God of Death and are equal to the Yamas staff? O, king! Offering riches, precious stones, good jewellery, excellent clothes, bright colored gems and the god like Sita to Rama, let us live here, free from anguish.
vrm.6.17 It is Ravana who, having killed a bird Jatayu, took away Sita from Janasthana.
vrm.6.17 I persuaded Ravana again and again by my diverse words and arguments to restore Sita smoothly to Rama.
vrm.6.20 These brothers Rama and Lakshmana, the sons of Dasaratha, the excellent and the most dignified men endowed with beauty have arrived in the cause of Sita and settled in a camp after reaching the sea shore
vrm.6.20 Why the wide eyed Sita was not taken away in the presence of Rama and Lakshmana? Having made her captive, you do not recognize her for what she is.
vrm.6.32 The wide eyed Sita, seeing her husbands head and bow there again and again, was tormented with grief and lamented as aforesaid.
vrm.7.1 By good fortune it is that to day we see thee victorious along with Sita, and, O righteous souled one, with thy brother, Lakshmana, ever compassing thy profit.
vrm.7.40 Having discerated the presiding goddess of Lanka and on beholding Sita there, he consoled her.
vrm.7.40 It is by the strength of the arms of that Vayu s son I have obtained Lanka, Sita, Lakshmana, Victory, kingdom and my friends.
vrm.7.40 What more, had not Hanuman, the friend of the king of Vanaras Sugriva, been in my company who could have brought Sita s intelligence ?Why did not Hanuman, although wishing welfare unto Sugriva, reduce Vali to ashes like so many creepers on the occasion of his quarrel with Sugriva ?Methinks, Hanuman was not cognisant of his own prowess then ?And therefore he did stoop to witness the miseries of Sugriva the king of Vanaras who was dearer than his life.
vrm.7.43 O Rama I shall now describe to thee why did Ravana steal Sita.
vrm.7.44 His spouse the gracious Lakshmi, shall be celebrated under the appellation of Sita.
vrm.7.44 She will be graced with a good conduct, chaste and patient; and Sita and Rama shall always appear together like the rays of the sun.
vrm.7.46 O thou having long arms, being appraised of this, the vicious souled Ravana stole away Sita in a view to meet death at thy hands.
vrm.7.46 Sita is the very personation of Lakshmi, sprung from earth.
vrm.7.47 Thou are the deligther of thy mothers, thy brothers and thy dear wife Sita.
vrm.7.48 Hearing that Sita, the daughter of Janaka, had been stolen away from the forest the high minded Bharata did bring you all but fortunately you were not constrained to go through miseries.
vrm.7.48 Whereto the kings, greatly delighted, replied: "O Rama, it is by thy good fortune that thou hast come of victorious and been installed on the throne ;it is by thy good luck that thou hast got back Sita and the enemy Dasanana hath been vanquished.
vrm.7.52 Like unto Purandara with Sachi he took Sita by the hand, made her sit and drink the wine distilled in the province of Mira.
vrm.7.52 And Sita sitting by him, he appeared like the effulgent Vasishta in the company of Arundhati.
vrm.7.52 Being greatly delighted the celestial like Rama pleased every day Sita resembling a celestial damsel.
vrm.7.52 Sita and Raghava thus spent their days happily.
vrm.7.52 Enjoying various things the high souled Rama and Sita spent ten thousand years.
vrm.7.52 Sita, too, having performed all religious ceremonies, at first attended to the service of her mothers in law.
vrm.7.52 Thereupon wearing a beautifully coloured cloth and being adorned with various ornaments Sita appeared before Rama like unto Sachi approaching the king of Devas in heaven.
vrm.7.53 Thereupon Rama incidentally addressed them saying O Vadra, how do the inhabitants of the city and provinces talk about Sita, Bharata, Lakshmana, Satrughna and the mother Kaikeyi ?The kings, when they deviate from the paths of justice, become objects of censure in the houses of men and even in the forests as well.
vrm.7.53 Having discomitted Ravana, in the encounter Rama hath released Sita, but not being the least enraged on account of her being touched by Ravana he hath brought her to his own city.
vrm.7.53 Ravana did forcibly place Sita on her lap; how can then Rama enjoy delight in her company? Having taken her to the city of Lanka, Ravana did keep her in the Asoka forest and Sita was brought under the control of Rakshasis.
vrm.7.53 Still Rama hath not been worked up with hatered by Sita.
vrm.7.55 Hear, that the citizens have been talking about me and Sita.
vrm.7.55 Sita hath beeh born also in the holy family of the great Janaka; gentle Lakshmana, hou knowest how in the solitary forest of Dandaka, Sita was stolen away by Ravana and how have I slain him.
vrm.7.55 At that time even I was stricken with anxiety regarding Sita hat how I could take her home since she had resided in the house of the Rakshasas.
vrm.7.55 To secure my confidence, Sita, in your very presence, entered fire, At that time, O Saumitri, fire, carrying sacrificial oblations and the wind of the sky declared Sita s innocence before the Devas.
vrm.7.55 Indra, he king of the Devas, himself handed over the chaste Sita unto me in the island of Lanka.
vrm.7.55 My mind knoweth Sita as chaste for ever.
vrm.7.55 So, at that time, I came back to Ayodhya with Sita.
vrm.7.55 Do thou, O Lakshmana, next morning, ascending the car driven by Sumantra, take away Sita to another country.
vrm.7.55 Do thou, O delight of Raghus, soon come back, leaving behind Sita in that lovely place; Do thou carry out my words.
vrm.7.55 Do thou not speak anything regarding Sita s banishment, O Saumitri, if dost thou request me to desist from this, it shall be the more unpleasant unto me.
vrm.7.55 Do ye take away Sita from here.
vrm.7.55 Ere this Sita had communicated her intention of beholding the hermitages of ascetics on the banks of the Ganges.
vrm.7.56 The night being over, Lakshmana, with a poor heart and died countenance, addressed Sumantra, saying: O chaioteer, do thou soon yoke quick coursing steeds to an excellent chariot, and for Sita place an excellent seat on the car.
vrm.7.56 At the command of the King, I shall take Sita to the hermitage of the ascetics ever engaged in pious actions.
vrm.7.56 Heaing the words of Sumantra, Lakshmana, the foremost of men, approached Sita in the inner apartment and said "O queen, thou didst request the king to show thee the hermitage the king too did promise he hath now commanded me to take thee there.
vrm.7.56 Saying we shall do the same he made Sita ascend the car and remembering Rama s command proceeded, being carried by quick coursing steeds.
vrm.7.56 Thereupon Sita said to Lakshmana, the enhancer of prosperity "O descendent of Raghu, I behold many inauspicious omens.
vrm.7.56 O thou fond of brothers hath thy brother met with any calamity ?Are all my mothers in law and subjets well ?"Saying this Sita, with folded hands, began to pray unto gods.
vrm.7.56 There upon Sumantra yoked the horses, gifted with the fleet course of the mind, to the chariot and with folded hands said to Sita "Do thou ascend the car.
vrm.7.56 According to the request of the intelligent charioteer, Sita, with Lakshmana, ascended that excellent conveyance.
vrm.7.56 Thereupon beholding Lakshmana thus distressed, Sita, conversant with piety, waxing anxious said.
vrm.7.56 Hearing the words of Sita and wiping his beautiful eyes, Lakshmana, the slayer of enemies, sent for boatmen.
vrm.7.57 Having at first conducted Sita to the spacious and we decorated boat plied by fishermen Lakshmana himself set it up.
vrm.7.57 Thereupon having reached the other side of Bhagirathi, Lakshmana, with subdued voice and folded palms, said to Sita "O daughter of the king of Videha, this, thougth pierced my heart like a dart, that my brother, by making me the instrumental of this action hath made me the object of censure in the world.
vrm.7.57 Beholding him thus overwhelmed, Sita said "What is the matter, Lakshmana ?I do not understand anything.
vrm.7.57 Sita having addressed him thus, Lakshmana, with a poorly heart and suppressed tone, said "O worshipful queen; I have kept within my heat all those words, which the king said, before he entered his palace, rendered sorry and impatient on hearing in the assembly the report of censure regarding thee, O daughter of king Janaka.
vrm.7.58 And senseless for some time, Sita, with her eyes full of tears said to Lakshmana "Forsooth, O Lakshmana, the great Dispenser hath created this body to suffer miseries; and all my afflictions are manifest in form today.
vrm.7.58 Thereupon saluting the pious King do thou address him, in my name, saying: Thou knowest O Raghava that Sita is pure, ever devoted unto thee and engaged in thy well being.
vrm.7.58 Sita having said this, Lakshmana, with a bewildered heart, saluted her touching the ground with his head.
vrm.7.58 Under these circumstances how can I cast looks upon thee ?"Having addressed Sita in this wise Lakshmana again sent for a boat and ascending it ordered the boatmen to go.
vrm.7.58 And casting his looks behind while proceeding he espied that Sita, on the other side of the Ganges, was roving wildly like one having none to look after her.
vrm.7.58 Looking again and again when Sita saw that Lakshmana and the chariot have gone beyond the range of her vision, she became overwhelmed with anxiety and grief.
vrm.7.58 Being sunk in grief and pressed down with the weight of sorrow on not beholding Rama, the foremost of the illustrious, the chaste Sita began to cry; in the forest resounded with the notes of peacocks.
vrm.7.59 Beholding Sita thus wailing, the sons of the Rishis re speedily approached the great Valmiki, well established asceticism.
vrm.7.59 And saluting him they all communicated to him Sita s bewrailings and said, "O great sir, we do not know the wife of what great man, beautiful as the very Lakshmi, and not seen before, is crying aloud why poorly ?It is better that thou shouldst see her once, this beautiful damsel, like a goddess falling from heaven being bewildered, is waiting on the banks of the river.
vrm.7.59 The pious Valmiki could perceive every thing by vitue his asceticism; and ascertaining the truth of the words the Rishi boys by the power of his understanding, he, with quick steps, approached Sita.
vrm.7.59 Thereupon proceeding a little on foot with Arghya in his hands, the wise Valmiki reached the banks of the river and saw that Raghava s spouse was bewailing like a helpless woman, Having gladdened a little the aggrieved Sita by virtue his own effulgence the great ascetic Valmiki addressed in following sweet accents "O chaste damsel, thou the daughter in law of Dasaratha, the beloved wife Rama and the daughter of Janaka; thy coming here is auspicious.
vrm.7.59 Hearing the wonderful words of the great ascetic, Sita humbly touched his feet and said "Thy desire shall be fulilled.
vrm.7.59 Beholding the great ascetic and Sita approach, the wives, of the Rishis, delighted neared them and said: Do thou come, O foremost of Rishis, thou hast arrived here after a long lime.
vrm.7.59 Hearing their words the great Valmiki replied in worthy accents "This Sita is the wife of the intelligent Rama, the daughter in law of Dasaratha and the daughter of Janaka.
vrm.7.59 Having consigned the charge of Sita unto the hands of the female ascetics, the great and illustrious ascetic Valmiki, followed by his deisciples, speedily proceeded towards his holy hermitage.
vrm.7.60 BEHOLDING the great ascetic Valmiki thus conducting Sita into his own hermitage Lakshmana s heart was bewildered with grief.
vrm.7.60 "Do thou perceive Rama s grief consequent upon the separation from Sita.
vrm.7.60 But this banishment of Sita appears to me as exceedingly painful and most ruthless.
vrm.7.60 O charioteer, the opinion of the citizens is by no means just; consequently what shall we gain by performing such a bad action for fame as the exile of Sita ?"Hearing those words of Lakshmana, the wise Sumantra reverentially replied "Be not aggrieved for Sita, O Saumitri Formerly in the presence of thy sire the Brahmanas related this account of Sita s exile.
vrm.7.60 Rama shall be deprived of all happiness and be separated from his dear wife; what more, the virtuous souled Rama, having long arms, shall, under the influence of time, renounce thee, Sita, Satrughna and Bharata.
vrm.7.61 He shall beget on Sita two sons.
vrm.7.61 According to the words of Rishi Rama shall install two sons of Sita in Ayodhya, not anywhere else.
vrm.7.61 Under these circumstances, O Lakshmana, thou shouldst not grieve for Sita or Rama; in their interest do thou become patient.
vrm.7.79 On the same night Satrughna housed himself in a thatched cottage Sita gave birth to twin sons.
vrm.7.79 Hearing that Sita without any trouble had given bith to two sons and elderly female ascetics had been engaged is protecting them and heaing the chanting of Rama s glories in the midnight, Satrughna thought within himself.
vrm.7.79 "Blessed it is that Sita hath given bith to two sons.
vrm.7.108 Let the emissaries learn well the intention Of the ascetic in this and if Sita is at heart willing to bring in proofs.
vrm.7.108 So Sita shall carry out his behests.
vrm.7.108 Having addressed the assembled Rishis and kings he said "The Rishis with their desciples, and the kings with their followers and all others willing shall see Sita swear here.
vrm.7.108 Thereupon having settled that Sita would swear next day, Rama, the slayer of enemies, dismissed them all.
vrm.7.108 And having made arrangements that Sita would go through the trial next day, the high minded, generous king Rama bade adieu unto all kings and Rishis.
vrm.7.109 Besides thousands and thousands of Kshatriyas Vaisyas, Sudras and Brahmans of firm penances, also hailed there from various parts to witness Sita s trial.
vrm.7.109 Thereupon, Valmiki, the foremost of ascetics, speedily came there accompanied by Sita.
vrm.7.109 With her face downwards,folded palms, eyes full of tears and meditating upon Rama in her mind, Sita, following the Rishi, came before the assembly.
vrm.7.109 There arose a great uproar of eulogy from the assembly when they saw Sita following Valmiki like unto Sruti following Brahma.
vrm.7.109 Amongst the visitors some praised Rama, some praised Sita and others eulogised both of them.
vrm.7.109 Thereupon having entered that huge assemblage in company of Sita, the great ascetic Valmiki addressed Rama, saying "O son of Dasaratha, in fear of calumny, thou didst renounce her near my hermitage, albeit Sita is pure and follows the ways of morality.
vrm.7.109 Sita has becoming willing to give testimony of her purity for removing the calumny of the public ;do thou mercifully give her permission in this.
vrm.7.109 O descendant of Raghu, finding Sita pure in mind and five elements of body I took her near the spring in the forest.
vrm.7.109 Besides this Sita, of pure ways, divested of sins and ever considering her husband as deity, shall give testimony this day.
vrm.7.109 son of a king, thy mind being possessed by the fear of public scandal, thou didst renounce this Sita of a pure character and always regarding her husband as a god ;I came to know this by virtue of my discriminative knowledge.
vrm.7.110 Still, O Brahman, what thou hast commanded shall be carried out; let Sita produce testimony of the purity of her character.
vrm.7.110 Being apprised of Rama s intention as to Sita s trial the Devas all came there on the occasion.
vrm.7.110 And beholding the Devas and Rishis assembled there Rama again said to Valmiki "O foremost of Munis, the words, of the high souled Rishis, are divested of sin; therefore on thy words only I shall consider Sita as having pure ways.
vrm.7.110 Still all have come here being anxious to witness Sita s trial.
vrm.7.110 As soon as Sita swore in this wise a wonderful incident took place.
vrm.7.110 Eulogising her at that time, the Devas said "Oh I highly praisewothy is thy conduct, O Sita.
vrm.7.110 Being present in the welkin and beholding Sita enter into the Earth, the Devas again and again eulogised her in various words.
vrm.7.110 Beholding Sita s censure thus removed all animals, animate or inanimate, either on earth or in the sky, were greatly delighted.
vrm.7.110 Some cried aloud in joy, some remained silent, and some motionless espied Rama or Sita.
vrm.7.110 In this wise beholding Sita s entrance into the Earth the ascetics were greatly delighted.
vrm.7.111 Sita having entered Rasatala, all the Vanaras and Rishis repeatedly eulogised her before Rama.
vrm.7.111 Formerly, in my absence, Janaki was once carried away into the city of Lanka, on the other side of the great ocean and I brought her back ;what wonder it is that I shall get her back from Patala ?O goddess Vasudha, do thou soon bring Sita in my view, or else, worked up with fire I shall give thee the fruits of thy negligence.
vrm.7.111 Thou art my mother in law, since the royal saint Janaka obtained Sita from thy womb while cultivating thee with plough share.
vrm.7.111 Do thou therefore bring back my Sita or give me a region of the Devas, I wish to live with Sita.
vrm.7.111 I am beside myself for her: do thou therefore bring back Sita.
vrm.7.111 If thou dost not render back Sita unto me O Vasudha, I shall deluge the earth with waters, having assailed, destroyed and drowned into water thy huge compass with mountains and forests.
vrm.7.111 By nature, Sita is pure, chaste and ever dependent upon thee.
vrm.7.111 Valmiki has described herein all miseries and joys thou hast experienced since thy birth and what shalt happen in future after Sita s entrance ino Patala.
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 Sita having entered Patala by the strength of her vow, and the sacrifice having terminated, Rama grew poorly in spirit.
vrm.7.112 Having conferred various gifts upon the kings, Rakshasas, Vanaras, and leading Brahmanas, Rama sent them away and meditating upon Sita s absence entered Ayodhya.
vrm.7.112 And from the time of Sita s entering into Patala he did not take any other spouse.
vrm.7.112 And having made a golden image of Sita he engaged in the performance of various sacrifices.

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