Ramayana Book Two: Ayodhya (Clay Sanskrit Library) by Valmiki , Sheldon I. Pollock

By Valmiki , Sheldon I. Pollock

The king makes a decision to abdicate in prefer of Rama; yet simply because the celebrations achieve their climax, a courtroom intrigue forces Rama and Sita into fourteen years banishment; they dutifully settle for their destiny, and burst off to the jungle. the opposite brothers refuse to profit from his misfortune, which leaves not anyone to run town; ultimately certainly one of them is persuaded to behave as regent, yet purely agrees to take action given that he lives open air town and acts in Rama’s name.“Ay?dhya” is e-book of Valm?ki’s nationwide Indian epic, The Ram?yana. The younger hero Rama units out willingly from the capital with spouse and brother for a fourteen-year banishment, that allows you to entail nice soreness and extra tough offerings within the books forward. Of the seven books of this nice Sanskrit epic, "Ay?dhya" is the main human, and it is still the most effective introductions to the social and political values of conventional India.Co-published by way of long island college Press and the JJC FoundationFor extra in this identify and different titles within the Clay Sanskrit sequence, please stopover at http://www.claysanskritlibrary.org

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Samutth¯apya tam . vajya bh¯umipah. pradi´sya c’ aˆsmai ruciram a¯sanam . ddho ’smi d¯ırgh’Aa¯yur bhukt¯a bhog¯a may” e¯psit¯ah. annavadbhih. am . aih.. am apatyam . me tvam ady’ aˆnupamam . am adh¯ıtam . aAsattama. o ’smi tath” a¯tmanah.. 15 Na kim . cin mama kartavyam . ecan¯at ato yat tv¯am aham . br¯uy¯am . tan me tvam . kartum arhasi. 52 rama as prince regent Retiring then to his private chamber, King Dasha·ratha instructed the charioteer Sum´antra to fetch Rama again. Upon receiving his orders the charioteer set out at once for Rama’s abode to fetch him.

Pra´sritam . v¯a sam . : . «Prasannas te pit¯a R¯ama yauvar¯ajyam av¯apsyasi upav¯asam . bhav¯an adya karotu saha S¯ıtay¯a. ekt¯a hi yauvar¯ajye nar’Aaˆdhipah. pit¯a Da´sarathah. pr¯ıty¯a Yay¯atim . 10 Ity uktv¯a sa tad¯a R¯amam upav¯asam . yataAvratam mantravat k¯aray¯am a¯sa Vaidehy¯a sahitam . munih.. a sa r¯aj˜no gurur arcitah. abhyanuj˜na¯pya K¯akutstham . yayau R¯amaAnive´san¯at. dbhis tatra R¯amo ’pi t¯an anuj˜na¯pya sarva´sah. sabh¯ajito vive´s’ aˆtha t¯an anuj˜na¯pya sarva´sah.. aAn¯ar¯ıAnaraAyutam .

GandharvaAr¯ajaApratimam . am mah¯ a A sattvam d¯ırghaAb¯ahum . mattaAm¯ata˙ngaAg¯aminam. R¯ a mam at¯ıva priyaAdar´sanam CandraAk¯ant’Aa¯nanam . aih. pum . s¯am . am. Gharm’Aaˆbhitapt¯ah. parjanyam . hl¯adayantam iva praj¯ah. na tatarpa sam¯ay¯antam pa´ s yam¯ ano nar’Aaˆdhipah.. 1 lotuses, and the king acknowledged them, adding these kind and beneficial words: “Ah, how overjoyed I am. ” When the king had paid the brahmans this honor in return he addressed Vas´ıshtha and Vama·deva as the others stood listening.

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