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
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.
addressed by the king he then
with great attention took upon
him the burden of the Ganges
that is pure because of Vishnu's feet [see also 5.17].
Chapter 10: The
with His beloved
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, the wanderers of the dark that were headed by
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
princess of the Videhas [Sîtâ] and Lakshmana.