Created by Jijith Nadumuri at 30 Aug 2011 13:25 and updated at 30 Aug 2011 13:25


vrm.1.1 With such a divine Sage Narada, the Sage Poet Valmiki is inquisitively enquiring about a man who is a composite for all merited endowments in his form and calibre.
vrm.1.1 Thus Valmiki enquired with Narada.
vrm.1.1 On listening all those words of Valmiki, the preceptor of all the three worlds, Sage Narada, said "let it be heard.
vrm.1.1 and beckoning at Sage Valmiki to listen attentively, he spoke these words very gladly.
vrm.1.1 "Oh! Sage Valmiki, the merits which you have extolled are many, and unattainable even for great emperors, let alone ordinary humans, and also infinite are they.
vrm.1.1 Thus Narada is foreseeing the future and telling Valmiki.
vrm.1.1 Thus Sage Narada gave a gist of Ramayana to Sage poet Valmiki.
vrm.1.2 On hearing that sentence of that eminent sentence maker Sage Narada, that contains or ramayana in a nutshell, narrated in the previous chapter, that great Sage of virtuous mind, namely Valmiki, revered the Divine Sage Narada, along with his disciples.
vrm.1.2 That divine Sage Narada is worshipped that way by Valmiki in a befitting way, and on seeking permission of Valmiki to leave, and having been permitted by Valmiki went away heavenward.
vrm.1.2 A while after the departure of Narada to heavens, Valmiki proceed to the riverbanks of Tamasa, which are not far off form River Jahnavi i.
vrm.1.2 Then Valmiki drew nigh of River Tamasa s riverbanks, and on beholding an un filthy strand of that river, he spoke to his disciple available at his side.
vrm.1.2 When Bharadwaja is said that way by great souled Valmiki, himself being a humble one before his mentor gave that jute cloth to that saint, that humbly.
vrm.1.2 That self controlled Sage Valmiki on taking loincloth from his disciple s hands, indeed ambled towards the river, looking everywhere at the wide of forest.
vrm.1.2 There godly Sage Valmiki saw a couple of lovely Krauncha Birds, in the vicinity of that river s foreshore, flying there about in togetherness, and of course, fearless of any calamity, and calling charmingly A tribal hunter with all his evil intent, as he is an enemy of foresters, killed the male one of them the couple of Birds, while Valmiki is looking on.
vrm.1.2 On seeing at that bird felled that way by the tribal hunter, compassion is aroused in that kind hearted Sage Valmiki.
vrm.1.2 He that knower of dharma, Valmiki, having entered the threshold of hermitage along with disciples, and having seated spoke about the day to day teachings and also other things, but he himself is preoccupied in cogitation on the verse.
vrm.1.2 Then, the great resplendent Four faced creator of fourteen worlds, almighty Brahma, arrived there on his own, to see that eminent saint Valmiki.
vrm.1.2 Then that pious saint Valmiki is highly surprised on seeing Brahma, and on quickly getting up from his seat with his palms adjoined humbly, he stood aside, as he is spellbind.
vrm.1.2 Valmiki venerated Brahma, on inquiring into his well being, washed his feet, drenched his thirst, seated him to rest, and adored at best with customarily obeisance.
vrm.1.2 Then god Brahma, who is seated on a high seat, very highly worshipped by Valmiki, also beckoned at Valmiki to take a seat.
vrm.1.2 Even though Valmiki sat on his seat when duly permitted by Brahma, and though the Grandparent of the worlds is manifestly sitting before him, but the same broodings on those happenings occurred on that day have recurred on his mind.
vrm.1.2 Remaining in melancholic mood Valmiki turned his mind to the depth of thinking, and again thinking only on the Krauncha bird he sung the same verse, involuntarily.
vrm.1.2 b a Then, Brahma smilingly spoke to that eminent saint Valmiki, "But, what that is composed is a verse only.
vrm.1.2 On saying thus that Divinity Brahma vanished then and there only, and then that godly sage Valmiki came by astonishment, along with his disciples.
vrm.1.2 b c Then all of the disciples of Valmiki sang this verse time and again very delightedly, and muchstonished they also recited this verse, reciprocally.
vrm.1.2 Equally lettered, four footed is that verse when great Sage Valmiki articulated it, and when repetitively recited by one and all, it attained prominence as verse proper.
vrm.1.2 That celebrated sage and magnanimous seer Valmiki then authored the highly renowned Rama s legend extolling Rama s renown, with symmetrically worded verses, and words versified to yield meanings semantically, prosody free flowing, and with hundreds of such verses.
vrm.1.3 On hearing the essence of Ramayana from Sage Narada, which is abound with probity and prosperity, and a propitious one too, that virtue souled Valmiki started searching for further known details in the legend of that dexterous Rama.
vrm.1.3 Valmiki sitting on a sacred grass mat, whose apices are towards east, touched waters, and made his palms adjoined in reverence, and then by his yogic insight started to search comprehensively, for the narrative course of Ramayana.
vrm.1.3 Of Rama, Lakshmana and Seetha, also of King Dasharatha and his wives, and what bechanced on Rama when he was in kingdom Ayodhya Valmiki veritably discerned all that.
vrm.1.3 Then, that which bechanced on truth abiding Rama, while he is trekking in forests, with a lady being the third partner, where Lakshmana is the lone male aide, Valmiki visualized all that.
vrm.1.3 Discerning all of Ramayana in its actuality by his yogic prowess that highly intellectual Valmiki pioneered to author all of the legend of Rama, for Rama is a delighter of all in all worlds, and whose legend is abounding with the real functional qualities of earthly pleasures and prosperities, and which clearly elaborates the meaning of probity and its operative qualities, and thus this legend is like an ocean replete with such gems called thoughts, and an ear pleasing legend, as well.
vrm.1.3 That godly saint Valmiki composed the legend of Rama, the legatee of Raghu, exactly as the divine soul Narada narrated it earlier.
vrm.1.3 The birth of Rama as an incarnation of Vishnu, his very great valour, his gracefulness to all, his universal cordiality, perseverance, courteousness, and his truthful conduct, Valmiki described them all.
vrm.1.3 Hanuma s killing the Rakshasi Surasa, and his seeing of Simhika, a rapacious creature of gigantic origin, which captures its prey by the shadow, and Hanuma s killing that Simhika, and his seeing the mountain of Lanka, called Mountain Trikuta, on which the state of Lanka is built, Valmiki described them all.
vrm.1.3 are described by Valmiki.
vrm.1.3 The godly sage Valmiki composed the futuristic legend of Rama while on the surface of earth, and whatever that is there, that is composed in all its minuteness, in the coming chapters of this epic.
vrm.1.4 The godly saint Valmiki composed Ramayana on Rama s retrieving kingdom, wording admirably and meaningfully.
vrm.1.4 Sage Valmiki said Ramayana in twenty four thousand verses, in six hundred chapters, in six books, likewise an end piece too.
vrm.1.4 Then Lava and Kusha who are in the attire of hermits have touched the feet of that contemplative soul Valmiki, who is now thoughtful.
vrm.1.4 Glorious Kusha and Lava are the virtue knowing princes, and they are endowed with melodious voice, besides being the residents of the same hermitage, thus Valmiki saw them saluting at his feet.
vrm.1.4 On seeing that pair intellectuals who are proficient in Veda s that self reliant sage Valmiki made those two to memorize the epic, as the epic Ramayana is composed only to reinforce the import of Veda s, as an ancillary.
vrm.1.4 b a Surprising is this well said rendering of Valmiki.
vrm.2.56 hermitage and offered salutation to the sage Valmiki.
vrm.2.56 The great sage Valmiki, who knew what is right, full of delight, treated them with honour, offered cordial welcome and requested them to sit.
vrm.6.128 In this world, whoever person reads and listens to this first poem derived from the speech of a sage, which is endowed with righteousness, conferring fame and longevity, fetching victory to kings and as written at first by Valmiki, that person is delivered from all misfortune.
vrm.6.128 He or she, who hears with attention and with a subdued anger, this poetic composition done by Valmiki long ago, that person overcomes the difficulties.
vrm.6.128 Whoever hears this poetical composition written by Valmiki long ago, they at the conclusion of their absence from home, meet their relatives and get rejoiced.
vrm.7.55 There is a picturesque hermitage of the high souled Valmiki situate on the Tamasa on the other side of the river Ganges.
vrm.7.57 There lives Valmiki, the foremost of saints, a great friend of our sire Dasaratha.
vrm.7.59 Beholding Sita thus wailing, the sons of the Rishis re speedily approached the great Valmiki, well established asceticism.
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 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.7.62 Being greatly pained at the sight, Saumitri touched his feet and with folded palms said: O worshipful sir, having obeyed thy behests I have left the daughter of Janaka at the holy hermitage of Valmiki near the banks of the Ganges.
vrm.7.78 Having spent two nights on his way he arrived at the holy and picturesque hermitage of the great ascetic Valmiki.
vrm.7.78 Heaing the words of the high souled Satrughna, Valmiki, the foremost of ascetics, replied saying "O thou of great renown, do thou wait here without any hesitation.
vrm.7.78 And afterwards he asked the great ascetic Valmiki saying "O great ascetic, to whom belong the articles of sacrifice in the east near this hermitage?" Whereto Valmiki replied Satrughna", hear I shall tell thee, whose sacrificial ground was this in the days of yore.
vrm.7.78 Having thus heard the wonderful story of the king Saudasa and saluted the ascetic Valmiki, Satrughna entered a thatched cottage.
vrm.7.79 In the midnight the Muni boys came to Valmiki and communicated unto him this auspicious intelligence, saying "O illustrious Sir, the beloved spouse of Rama hath given birth to two sons ;do thou so protect them that evil spirits might not injure them.
vrm.7.79 Hearing those words the highly effulgent Valmiki went there and attained to great delight on beholding those two highly effulgent sons, resembling the newly risen sun and the celestials.
vrm.7.79 Thereupon taking Kusa the upper part of the grass and Lava the lower part the great ascetic Valmiki made those arrangements.
vrm.7.79 Thereupon reverentially taking from the hands of Valmiki and Kusa Lava, the means of protection, the elderly ladies engaged in guarding them.
vrm.7.79 Having performed the morning rites after the expiration of the night and taken farewell from the ascetic Valmiki, Satrughna proceeded towards the west.
vrm.7.84 And having counted seven halting stations on his way, the highly illustrious descendant of Raghu Satrughna, arrived at the hermitage of Valmiki.
vrm.7.84 The great ascetic Valmiki addressed to the high souled Satrughna many sweet words.
vrm.7.84 Saying this the high minded Valmiki smelled his crown and made arrangements for his reception as well as that of his followers.
vrm.7.84 Being in this wise greatly surprised they said to Satrughna: O foremost of men, do thou ask particularly, about this, Valmiki, the foremost of ascetics.
vrm.7.85 The night being over, he first went through the morning rites and then with folded hands addressed the foremost of ascetics, Valmiki, saying "O illustrious Sir, I am anxious to see Rama, the enhancer of the delight of the Raghu race.
vrm.7.85 Satrughna, the slayer of enemies, having said this, the great ascetic Valmiki embraced and bade him farewell.
vrm.7.106 That sacrifice, the like of which was never seen before, having been undetaken the illustrious ascetic Valmiki, with his desciples, came there.
vrm.7.106 Inside the highly charming cottage of Valmiki they placed his picturesque car full of fruits and roots.
vrm.7.106 Thereupon Valmiki said to his desciples, Lava and Kusa.
vrm.7.106 Of what avail is wealth unto ascetics living perpetually on fruits and roots ?If Rama asks you about your father you may say, "We are both desciples of the high soulcd Valmiki.
vrm.7.106 Having in this wise given counsels, the highly generous and great ascetic Valmiki, son of Pracheta, became silent.
vrm.7.106 Like unto the two Aswins following the moral precepts of Sukra, the two princes, placing those wonderful counsels of Valmiki in their minds, spent the night with a heart stricken with curiousity.
vrm.7.107 That song was composed by the first preceptor Valmiki neverheard of betore,consisting of sounds originating from six places, containing all metres, many proofs and set in accompaniment with the music of a stringed instrument.
vrm.7.107 Thereupon taking leave from business for some time and inviting the great ascetic Valmiki, kings, learned men, persons well versed in Nyaya, Puranas and science of words, all old men, twice born ones, those conversant with the signs of music, Brahmanas desirous of hearing the Ramayana, persons deep read in palmistry, Gandharvas, citizens, all those who have mastered the use of words, letters and Samasas, those who have studied well metres, those well informed in the science of music, those well versed in astronomy, those who are well up in the knowledge of rites and ceremonies, those expert in the despatch of business, logicians whose fame has spread far and wide, those well versed in reasonings and arguments, poets, historians, Vedic Brahmanas, painters, and songsters Rama resquested Lava and Kusa lovingly to sing the song before the assembly.
vrm.7.107 "What is the proof of the story of this poem ?How great is his fame who has composed it ?What leading ascetic is the author of this great poem Rama?" having thus asked them those two Muni boys said The illustrious Valmiki is the author of this poem.
vrm.7.107 The great ascetic Valmiki has composed this poem consisting of a hundred stories and Twenty Four Thousand slokas.
vrm.7.107 Saying so it shall be Rama bade them adieu and they too, delighted, repaired to where Valmiki, the foremost of Munis was.
vrm.7.108 And understanding from the story that Kusa and Lava were Janaki s sons, Rama mentioning her name said before the assembly "Send a good emissary unto the illustious Valmiki and let him communicate unto the ascetics that if Janaki is sinless and has lead pure life in the forest; let her give proof of purety by the great ascetic s permission.
vrm.7.108 Hearing those wonderful words of Rama, the emissaries speedily went to Valmiki and saluting the high souled ascetic burning in his effulgence and of incomparable lustre, communicated unto him, in sweet words all what Rama had said.
vrm.7.108 Hearing the words of the high souled Valmiki, Rama was greatly delighted.
vrm.7.109 Thereupon, Valmiki, the foremost of ascetics, speedily came there accompanied by Sita.
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 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.7.110 After the great Rishi Valmiki had said this, Rama, on beholding the daughter of Janaka resembling a celestial, in the midst of the assembly, with folded hands, said
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.7.111 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 Hearing the words of the great Patriarch instinct with well being, the highly effulgent Rama said to Valmiki: O illustrious sir, the Rishis living in Brahmas region have grown desirous of hearing my future history.

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