Chapter 7: The
Descendants of King Mândhâtâ
was very morose because he had no successor. On the advise of
Nârada he took shelter of Varuna whom he asked: 'Oh lord, may
there be a son from my loins?'
The Sons of
Sagara Meet Lord Kapiladeva
(12) It is not the viewpoint of the sages to say
that the sons of the emperor burned to ashes on the spot because of the
anger of the muni, for how could in the self of him [Him] who always
resides in goodness and by whose grace the entire universe is purified,
the mode of ignorance manifest itself so that anger could rise? How can
earthly dust pollute the ether?
Chapter 9: The
Dynasty of Ams'umân
(3) The goddess [mother Ganga] appeared to him
and said: 'I am very pleased with you and will answer your prayers.'
With that being said seeing his purpose served [that the Ganges would
wash away the ashes, see 9.8: 28], the king bowed down.
(9) 'So be it', Lord S'iva said, who is always
auspicious to all. Having been addressed by the king he then with great
attention took upon him the burden of the Ganges water that is pure
because of Vishnu's feet [see also 5.17].
Chapter 10: The
(4-5) Obedient to His father He left the kingdom
behind and wandered together with His beloved [Sîtâ] from
forest to forest on His two lotus feet that were as tender as the palm
of a hand. This He did in the company of Hanumân and Lakshmana
who took away the pain of His path. He was separated from His
sweetheart Sîtâ [by Râvana] because He had disfigured
S'ûrpanakhâ [the sister of Râvana]. Over the ocean
that was afraid of His eyebrows He raised in anger, a bridge was built
[to Lankâ, the residence of Râvana], after which He, the
king of Ayodhyâ, like a forest fire destroyed the envious ones.
May the mercy be upon us of Him who in sage Vis'vâmitra's arena
of sacrifice, in the presence of Lakshmana, killed the great chiefs of
the Râkshasas who headed by Mârîca wandered in the
(19) All the Râkshasa soldiers with their hard to defeat
swords, lances, bows, barbed missiles and spears, firebrands, javelins
and scimitars [a curved sword], lined up in front of Him who was
surrounded by Sugrîva, Lakshmana, Hanumân,
Gandhamâda, Nîla, Angada, Riksha, Panasa and others.
(45-46) After properly being welcomed by His brother
He was festively received in the city of Ayodhyâ. Upon entering
the royal palace He paid mother Kaikeyî, His other stepmothers
and His own mother [Kaus'alyâ] His respects. The spiritual
teachers, friends of their age and the youngsters, were all of worship
and their welcome was returned befittingly by Râma, the princess
of the Videhas [Sîtâ] and Lakshmana.