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Srimad Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa | Ayodhya Kāṇḍa ~ Sarga 70 of 119

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Ayodhya Kāṇḍa : book of Ayodhya || Total Sargas (or) Chapters: 119

Abstract: The preparations for Rama’s coronation in the city of Ayodhya, his exile into the forest, and the regency of Bharata.

Sarga (chapter): 70 of 119 || śloka (verses): 30

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Vālmīki (Sanskrit: वाल्मीकि)

Vālmīki (Sanskrit: वाल्मीकि)



Introduction

The messengers entered the city of Rajagriha and meet the king Kekeya and prince Yudhajit. They request Bharata to start for Ayodhya urgently. Bharata seeks permission from king Kekeya his maternal uncle. King Kekeya gives permission to Bharata to leave for Ayodhya and bestows him various gifts. Bharata and Satrughna along with men. elephants and horses start his journey for Ayodhya.

भरते ब्रुवति स्वप्नम् दूताः ते क्लान्त वाहनाः |
प्रविश्य असह्य परिखम् रम्यम् राज गृहम् पुरम् || २-७०-१
समागम्य तु राज्ञा च राज पुत्रेण च अर्चिताः |
राज्ञः पादौ गृहीत्वा तु तम् ऊचुर् भरतम् वचः || २-७०-२
bharate bruvati svapnam duutaaH te klaanta vaahanaaH |
pravishya asahya parikham ramyam raaja gR^iham puram || 2-70-1
samaagamya tu raaGYaa ca raaja putreNa ca arcitaaH |
raaGYaH paadau gR^ihiitvaa tu tam uucur bharatam vacaH || 2-70-2


Show Description: Sloka 2.70.1,2.70.2

1; 2. bharate = (while)Bharata; bruvati = was telling; svapnam = about the dream; te duutaH = those messengers; klaantavaahanaaH = whose horses were tired; pravishya = entered; ramyam = beautiful; puram = city; raajagR^iham = called Rajagriha; asahyaparigham = which has too big a palace-gate; samaagamya = met; raajJNaacha = the king Kekeya; raajaputreNa = and the prince Yudhajit; architaaH = were received by them hospitably; gR^ihiitvaa = grasped(in salutation); paadou = the feet; raaN^gaH = of the king Kekeya; uuchuH = and spoke; tam bharatam = to that Bharata; vachaH = (the following) words:-

While Bharata was narrating his dream, the messengers whose horses were tired, entered the beautiful city called Rajagriha, which has too big a palace-gate and met the king Kekeya and the prince Yudhajit, who received them hospitably. They saluted the feet of the king Kekeya and spoke the following words to Bharata: .

पुरोहितः त्वा कुशलम् प्राह सर्वे च मन्त्रिणः |
त्वरमाणः च निर्याहि कृत्यम् आत्ययिकम् त्वया || २-७०-३
purohitaH tvaa kushalam praaha sarve ca mantriNaH |
tvaramaaNaH ca niryaahi kR^ityam aatyayikam tvayaa || 2-70-3


Show Description: Sloka 2.70.3

3. purohitaH = the family priest; praaha = was asking; tvaam = your; kushalam = welfare; sarve = All; mantriNashcha = the ministers also; (were asking about your welfare); niryaahi = come forth indeed; tvaramaaNaHcha = quickly. atyayikam = There is an urgent; kR^ityam = work; tvayaa = with you.”

“Vasistha, the family-priest and all the ministers were asking about your welfare. Come forth indeed quickly. There is an urgent work with you.” .

इमानि च महार्हाणि वस्त्राण्य़ाभरणानि च |
प्रतिगृह्य विशालाक्ष मातुलस्य च दापय || २-७०-४
imaani ca mahaarhaaNi vastraaNYaabharaNaani ca |
pratigR^ihya vishaalaaksha maatulasya ca daapaya || 2-70-4


Show Description: Sloka 2.70.4

4. vishaalaakshha! O; Bharata the wide-eyed man! PratigR^ihya = Take; imaani = these; mahaarhaaNi = very valuable; vastraaNi = clothes; aabharaNaanicha = and jewels; daapaya = and arrange to give; maatulasya = to your maternal uncle.”

“O, Bharata the wide-eyed man! Take these very valuable clothes and jewels and give them to your maternal uncle” .

अत्र विंशति कोट्यः तु नृपतेर् मातुलस्य ते |
दश कोट्यः तु सम्पूर्णाः तथैव च नृप आत्मज || २-७०-५
atra vi.nshati koTyaH tu nR^ipater maatulasya te |
dasha koTyaH tu sampuurNaaH tathaiva ca nR^ipa aatmaja || 2-70-5


Show Description: Sloka 2.70.5

5. nR^ipaatmaja = O; prince! Atra = in these; vimshatikoTyaH = a hundred crores; nR^ipataH = are to be given to the king Kekeya; tathaivacha = and like wise; sampuurNaaH = a full; dashakoTyastu = ten crores ; te = your; maatulasya = maternal uncle.”

“O, prince! In these jewels and clothes, a worth of hundred crores is to be given to the king Kekeya and likewise a worth of ten crores in full to your maternal uncle.” .

प्रतिगृह्य च तत् सर्वम् स्वनुरक्तः सुहृज् जने |
दूतान् उवाच भरतः कामैः सम्प्रतिपूज्य तान् || २-७०-६
pratigR^ihya ca tat sarvam svanuraktaH suhR^ij jane |
duutaan uvaaca bharataH kaamaiH sampratipuujya taan || 2-70-6


Show Description: Sloka 2.70.6

6. bharataH = Bharata; svanuraktaH = who had a great affection; suhR^ijjane = towards his kind hearted relatives; pratigR^ihya = took; tat sarvam = all that; taan duutaan samprati puujya = honored those messengers greatly; kaamaiH = with gifts of their liking; uvaacha = and spoke (as follows):

Bharata, who had a great affection towards his kind hearted relatives, took all that, honored these messengers profusely with gifts of their liking and spoke(as follows) : .

कच्चित् सुकुशली राजा पिता दशरथो मम |
कच्चिच् च अरागता रामे लक्ष्मणे वा महात्मनि || २-७०-७
kaccit sukushalii raajaa pitaa dasharatho mama |
kaccic ca araagataa raame lakShmaNe vaa mahaatmani || 2-70-7


Show Description: Sloka 2.70.7

7. kachchit = “I hope that; mama pitaa = my father; raajaa dasharathaH = king Dasaratha; sukushalii = is quite safe; aarogyotaa = there is health; raame = in Rama; mahaatmani = and in the high soled; lakshhmaNecha = Lakshmana.”

“I hope that king Dasaratha, my father is quite safe. I also hope that Rama and the high-soled Lakshmana are well.” .

आर्या च धर्म निरता धर्मज्ञा धर्म दर्शिनी |
अरोगा च अपि कौसल्या माता रामस्य धीमतः || २-७०-८
aaryaa ca dharma nirataa dharmaGYaa dharma darshinii |
arogaa ca api kausalyaa maataa raamasya dhiimataH || 2-70-8


Show Description: Sloka 2.70.8

8. kausalya = (Is) Kausalya; aaryaacha = the venerable lady; dharmanirataa = who is intent on piety; dharmaN^ga = who knows righteousness; dharmadarshinii = who visualizes righteousness; maataa = and mother; raamasya = of Rama; dhiimataH = the wise; api arogaa = also healthy?”

“Is Kausalya, the venerable lady, who is intent on virtue, who knows righteousness, who visualizes goodness and who is the mother of the wise Rama, also well? ” .

कच्चित् सुमित्रा धर्मज्ञा जननी लक्ष्मणस्य या |
शत्रुघ्नस्य च वीरस्य सारोगा च अपि मध्यमा || २-७०-९
kaccit sumitraa dharmaGYaa jananii lakShmaNasya yaa |
shatrughnasya ca viirasya saarogaa ca api madhyamaa || 2-70-9


Show Description: Sloka 2.70.9

9. kachchit = I hope that; saa sumitraapi = that Sumitra; yaa = who; dharmaG^yaa = knows righteousness; jananii = who is the mother; lakshhmaNasya = of Lakshmana; shatrughnasyacha = and of Satrughna; viirasya = the valiant; madhyamaa = and our middle mother; arogaa = is healthy.”

“I hope that Sumitra, who knows righteousness, who is the mother of Lakshmana as well as the heroic Satrughna and our middle mother, is well.” .

आत्म कामा सदा चण्डी क्रोधना प्राज्ञ मानिनी |
अरोगा च अपि कैकेयी माता मे किम् उवाच ह || २-७०-१०
aatma kaamaa sadaa caNDii krodhanaa praaGYa maaninii |
arogaa ca api kaikeyii maataa me kim uvaaca ha || 2-70-10


Show Description: Sloka 2.70.10

10. kaikeyi = (Is) Kaikeyi; aatmakaamaa = who loves herself; sadaa = forever; chaNDii = fiery lady; krodhanaa = of wrathful nature; praaG^yamaaninii = priding herself to be highly intelligent; me maataa = and my mother; api arogaa = also healthy? kim = What; uvaachaha = did she say?”

“As Kaikeyi, who loves herself, a forever fiery lady of wrathful nature, who prides herself to be highly intelligent and my mother, also well? What did she say?” .

एवम् उक्ताः तु ते दूता भरतेन महात्मना |
ऊचुः सम्प्रश्रितम् वाक्यम् इदम् तम् भरतम् तदा || २-७०-११
evam uktaaH tu te duutaa bharatena mahaatmanaa |
uucuH samprashritam vaakyam idam tam bharatam tadaa || 2-70-11


Show Description: Sloka 2.70.11

11. uktvaaH = having been spoken; evam = thus; bharatena = by Bharata; mahaatmanaa = the high soled; te duutaaH = those messengers; tadaa = then; uuchuH = spoke; idam vachaH = these words; saprashrayam = respectfully; tam bharatam = to that Bharata:

On hearing the words of the high soled Bharata, those messengers then respectfully spoke to Bharata as follows: .

कुशलाः ते नर व्याघ्र येषाम् कुशलम् इच्चसि |
श्रीश्च त्वाम् वृणुते पद्मा युज्यताम् चापि ते रकः || २-७०-१२
kushalaaH te nara vyaaghra yeShaam kushalam icchasi |
shriishca tvaam vR^iNute padmaa yujyataam caapi te rakaH || 2-70-12


Show Description: Sloka 2.70.12

12. “naravyaaghra = O; tiger among men! Yeshhaam = whose; kushalam = welfare; ichchhasi = do you desire; te = they; kushalaah = are safe; shriiH = the goddess of prosperity; padmaa = holding a lotus in her hand; vR^iNute = awaits; tvaam = you; te = Let your; rathaH = chariot; yujyataamchaapi = be made ready.”

“O, tiger among men! Those, of whom you do enquire, are all well. The goddess of prosperity, holding a lotus in her hand, awaits you. Let your chariot be made ready.” .

भरतः च अपि तान् दूतान् एवम् उक्तः अभ्यभाषत |
आपृच्चे अहम् महा राजम् दूताः सम्त्वरयन्ति माम् || २-७०-१३
bharataH ca api taan duutaan evam uktaH abhyabhaaShata |
aapR^icche aham mahaa raajam duutaaH samtvarayanti maam || 2-70-13


Show Description: Sloka 2.70.13

13. evam = thus; uktaH = spoken; (by the messengers); bharatashchaapi = Bharata also; abhyabhaashhata = spoke; taan duutaan = to those messengers(as follows); “aham = I; apR^ichchhe = will get permission; mahaaraajam = from the monarch; (saying); “duutaah = the messengers; samtvarayanti = are hastening; maam = me.”

Hearing the words Bharata spoke to the messengers as follows: “I will get permission from the monarch(to leave for Ayodhya) saying that the messengers are hastening me up.” .

एवम् उक्त्वा तु तान् दूतान् भरतः पार्थिव आत्मजः |
दूतैः संचोदितः वाक्यम् मातामहम् उवाच ह || २-७०-१४
evam uktvaa tu taan duutaan bharataH paarthiva aatmajaH |
duutaiH sa.ncoditaH vaakyam maataamaham uvaaca ha || 2-70-14


Show Description: Sloka 2.70.14

14. bharataH = Bharata; paarthivaatmajaH = the prince; samchoditah = being asked to move quickly; duutaiH = by the messengers; evam = thus; uktvaa = spoke; taan duutaan = to the messengers; uvaachaha = and uttered; vaakyam = these words; maataamaham = to his maternal uncle:

Bharata the prince having been asked to move quickly (to Ayodhya) by the messengers, spoke as aforesaid to those messengers and uttered the following words to his maternal uncle: .

राजन् पितुर् गमिष्यामि सकाशम् दूत चोदितः |
पुनर् अपि अहम् एष्यामि यदा मे त्वम् स्मरिष्यसि || २-७०-१५
raajan pitur gamiShyaami sakaasham duuta coditaH |
punar api aham eShyaami yadaa me tvam smariShyasi || 2-70-15


Show Description: Sloka 2.70.15

15. raajan = O; king! duutachoditaah = asked by the messengers to move quickly; gamishhyaami = I am going; pituH = to my father’s; sakaasham = presence. eshhyaami = I shall come; punarapi = again; yadaa = whenever; tvam = you; smarishhyasi = recall; me = me.”

“O, king! Requested by the messengers to come to Ayodhya urgently, I am going to my father’s presence. I shall again come, whenever you recall me.” .

भरतेन एवम् उक्तः तु नृपो मातामहः तदा |
तम् उवाच शुभम् वाक्यम् शिरस्य् आघ्राय राघवम् || २-७०-१६
bharatena evam uktaH tu nR^ipo maataamahaH tadaa |
tam uvaaca shubham vaakyam shirasy aaghraaya raaghavam || 2-70-16


Show Description: Sloka 2.70.16

16. tadaa = then; nR^ipaH = the king Kekeya; maataa mahaH = the maternal uncle; uktaH = having been spoken; bharatena = by Bharata; evam = as aforesaid; aaghraaya = smelling; shirasi = the head; taam raaghavam = of that Bharata; uvaacha = spoke; shubham = these auspicious ; vaakyaam = words:

Hearing the words of Bharata, the king Kekeya, his maternal uncle smelled (as a token of affection) the head of Bharata and spoke the following auspicious words: .

गच्च तात अनुजाने त्वाम् कैकेयी सुप्रजाः त्वया |
मातरम् कुशलम् ब्रूयाः पितरम् च परम् तप || २-७०-१७
gaccha taata anujaane tvaam kaikeyii suprajaaH tvayaa |
maataram kushalam bruuyaaH pitaram ca param tapa || 2-70-17


Show Description: Sloka 2.70.17

17. gachchha = go; taata = my dear child! anujaane = I am permitting; tvaam = you; tvayaa = by you; kaikeyii = Kaikeyi; suprajaaH = has a good son; paramtapa = O; the scourge of foes! BruuyaaH = Ask; kushalam = the welfare; maataram = of your mother; pitaracha = and father.”

“Go, my dear child! I am permitting you. Kaikeyi is fortunate to have a good son like you. Bear my greetings to your mother and father.” .

पुरोहितम् च कुशलम् ये च अन्ये द्विज सत्तमाः |
तौ च तात महा इष्वासौ भ्रातरु राम लक्ष्मणौ || २-७०-१८
purohitam ca kushalam ye ca anye dvija sattamaaH |
tau ca taata mahaa iShvaasau bhraataru raama lakShmaNau || 2-70-18


Show Description: Sloka 2.70.18

18. taata = my dear child! Bruuhi = Ask for; kushalam = welfare; purohitam = of the family priest; ye = which; anye = other; dvijasattamaaH = foremost of Brahmins; maheshhvaasou = wielders of great bows; tou = those; bhraatarou = brothers; raama lakshmaNou = Rama and Lakshmana.”

” My dear child! Pay obeisance to your family priest, the other illustrious Brahmins and your brothers Rama and Lakshmana the wielders of bows.” .

तस्मै हस्ति उत्तमामः चित्रान् कम्बलान् अजिनानि च |
अभिसत्कृत्य कैकेयो भरताय धनम् ददौ || २-७०-१९
tasmai hasti uttamaamH citraan kambalaan ajinaani ca |
abhisatkR^itya kaikeyo bharataaya dhanam dadau || 2-70-19


Show Description: Sloka 2.70.19

19. kaikeyaH = the king Kekeya; abhisatkR^itya = treating him hospitably; dadou = gave; tasmai = that; bharataaya = Bharata; hastyuttamaan = the best of elephants; chitraan = variously colored; kambaLaan = woolen clothes; ajinaani = antelope skins; dhanam = and riches(gold;silver vessels etc)

The king Kekaya, treating him hospitably gave that Bharata the best of elephants, woolen clothes of varied colors, antelope skins and riches (gold and silver vessels etc) .

रुक्म निष्क सहस्रे द्वे षोडश अश्व शतानि च |
सत्कृत्य कैकेयी पुत्रम् केकयो धनम् आदिशत् || २-७०-२०
rukma niShka sahasre dve ShoDasha ashva shataani ca |
satkR^itya kaikeyii putram kekayo dhanam aadishat || 2-70-20


Show Description: Sloka 2.70.20

20. kekeyaH = the king Kekeya; satkR^itya = in honor of him; aadishat = gave; dhanam = as gifts; dve = two; rukma nishhkasahasre = thousand coins of gold; shhoDasha = sixteen; ashvashataanicha = hundred horses.

The king Kekeya generously gave as gifts to Bharata, two thousands coins of gold and sixteen hundred horses .

तथा अमात्यान् अभिप्रेतान् विश्वास्यामः च गुण अन्वितान् |
ददाव् अश्व पतिः शीघ्रम् भरताय अनुयायिनः || २-७०-२१
tathaa amaatyaan abhipretaan vishvaasyaamH ca guNa anvitaan |
dadaav ashva patiH shiighram bharataaya anuyaayinaH || 2-70-21


Show Description: Sloka 2.70.21

21. tathaa = likewise; ashvapatiH = aswapati; dadou = gave; anuyaayinaH = some attendants; abhipretaan = who were dear; vishvaasyaan = reliable; guNaanvitaan = endowed with virtues; amaatyaan = and inmates of his palace; bharataaya = to Bharata.

Likewise, Aswapati sent some attendants, who were dear, reliable, endowed with virtues and inmates of his palace with Bharata (to accompany him on the return journey) .

ऐरावतान् ऐन्द्र शिरान् नागान् वै प्रिय दर्शनान् |
खरान् शीघ्रान् सुसम्युक्तान् मातुलो अस्मै धनम् ददौ || २-७०-२२
airaavataan aindra shiraan naagaan vai priya darshanaan |
kharaan shiighraan susamyuktaan maatulo asmai dhanam dadau || 2-70-22


Show Description: Sloka 2.70.22

22. maatulaH = his maternal uncle; dadou = gave; dhanam = as presents; naagaan = elephants; airaavataan = of Airavata race; aindrashiraan = born in Indrasira mountain range; priya darshanaan = and which were charming to behold; kharaan = and mules; shiighraan = which could walk quickly; susamyuktaan = and were well trained.

Yuddhajit, his maternal uncle gave him as gifts, elephants of Airavata race born in Indrasira mountain-range and which were charming to behold as well as mules which could walk quickly and were well trained .

अन्तः पुरे अतिसम्वृद्धान् व्याघ्र वीर्य बल अन्वितान् |
दम्ष्ट्र आयुधान् महा कायान् शुनः च उपायनम् ददौ || २-७०-२३
antaH pure atisamvR^iddhaan vyaaghra viirya bala anvitaan |
damShTra aayudhaan mahaa kaayaan shunaH ca upaayanam dadau || 2-70-23


Show Description: Sloka 2.70.23

23. dadou = (he) gave; upaayanam = as a gift; shunashcha = dogs also; ati samvR^iddhaan = which were well nourished; antaHpura = in the gynaecium; vyaaghre viirya balaanvitaan = which had vitality and strength equal to tigers; mahaakaayaan = which were large bodied; damshhTraa yudhaan = and which used tusks as weapons.

He gave as a gift, large bodied dogs, which were well nourished in the gynoecium, possessing strength and vitality of a tiger and which were using their tusks as weapons .

स मातामहम् आपृच्च्य मातुलम् च युधा जितम् |
रथम् आरुह्य भरतः शत्रुघ्न सहितः ययौ || २-७०-२४
sa maataamaham aapR^icchya maatulam ca yudhaa jitam |
ratham aaruhya bharataH shatrughna sahitaH yayau || 2-70-24


Show Description: Sloka 2.70.24

24. dhanam = the wealth of gifts; dattam = bestowed by; kekayendra = the king Kekeya; naabhyanandata = did not rejoice; saH = that; bharataH = Kaikeyi’s son; gamanatvarayaa = who was in a hurry to go; tadaa = then.

The wealth of gifts bestowed by the king Kekeya did not rejoice Bharata, Kaikeyi’s son, who was then in a hurry to go .

बभूव ह्यस्य हृदते चिन्ता सुमहती तदा |
त्वरया चापि दूतानाम् स्वप्नस्यापि च दर्शनात् || २-७०-२५
babhuuva hyasya hR^idate cintaa sumahatii tadaa |
tvarayaa caapi duutaanaam svapnasyaapi ca darshanaat || 2-70-25


Show Description: Sloka 2.70.25

25. tvarayaachaapi = due to goading; duutaanaam = of messengers; darshanaachchaapi = and visualization; svapnasya = of the dream; sumahatii = a very big; chintaa = worry; babhuuva hi = was formed; asya hR^idaye = in his heart; tadaa = then.

Due to goading of messengers and visualization of the dream, a very big worry was formed at that time in his heart .

स स्ववेश्माभ्यतिक्रम्य नरनागश्वसम्वृतम् |
प्रपेदे सुमहच्छ्रीमान् राजमार्गमनुत्तमम् || २-७०-२६
sa svaveshmaabhyatikramya naranaagashvasamvR^itam |
prapede sumahachchhriimaan raajamaargamanuttamam || 2-70-26


Show Description: Sloka 2.70.26

26. shriimaan = the glorious; saH = Bharata; abhyatikramya = crossed; svaveshma = his palace; sumahat = which was very big; nara naagaashva savR^itam = augmented with men; elephants and horses; prapede = and entered; anuttamam = the excellent; raajamaargam = royal high way.

The glorious Bharata crossed his very big palace, augmented with men elephants and horses and entered the excellent royal high way .

अभ्यतीत्य ततोऽपश्यदन्तः पुरमुदारधीः |
ततस्तद्भरतः श्रीमानाविवेशानिवारितः || २-७०-२७
abhyatiitya tato.apashyadantaH puramudaaradhiiH |
tatastadbharataH shriimaanaaviveshaanivaaritaH || 2-70-27


Show Description: Sloka 2.70.27

27. udaaradhiih = the sagacious Bharata; abhyatiitya = crossed the royal highway; apashyat = as saw; antaHpuram = the gynaecia; tatah = thereafter; anivaritaH = unhindered; shriimaan = the glorious; bharataH = Bharata; aavivesha = entered; tat = that gynoecia.

The sagacious Bharata crossed the royal high way and perceived the gynoecia. Then, the glorious Bharata entered those gynoecia .

स माता महमापृच्च्य मातुलम् च युधाजितम् |
रथमारुह्य भरतः शत्रुघ्नसहितो ययौ || २-७०-२८
sa maataa mahamaapR^icchya maatulam ca yudhaajitam |
rathamaaruhya bharataH shatrughnasahito yayau || 2-70-28


Show Description: Sloka 2.70.28

28. saH bharataH = that Bharata; aapR^ichchhya = took leave of; maataamaham = his maternal grand father; maatulam = and his maternal uncle; yudhaajit = Yuddhajit; yayon = and set out; aaruhya = mounted; ratham = on chariot; Satrughna sahitah = along with Satrughna.

Bharata took leave of his maternal grandfather and also Yudhajit, his maternal uncle and set out on a chariot (for Ayodhya) along with Satrughna .

रथान् मण्डल चक्रामः च योजयित्वा परः शतम् |
उष्ट्र गो अश्व खरैः भृत्या भरतम् यान्तम् अन्वयुः || २-७०-२९
rathaan maNDala cakraamH ca yojayitvaa paraH shatam |
uShTra go ashva kharaiH bhR^ityaa bharatam yaantam anvayuH || 2-70-29


Show Description: Sloka 2.70.29

29. paraH shataan = with more than hundred; rathaan** = chariots; ratna vichitraamshcha = variegated with jewels; yojayitvaa = yoked to; ushhTra goshva balaih = camels; bullocks; horses; and mules; bhR^ityaaH = servants; anvayuH = followed; bharatam = Bharata; yaantam = as he departed.

With more than hundred chariots variegated with jewels yoked to camels, bullocks, horses and mules as also servants followed Bharata as he departed.

Instead of “rathaan maNdalachakraamshcha”, “rathaan ratnavichitraamshcha” in the old version is taken -as the clause “chariots with round wheels ” appears to be meaningless .

बलेन गुप्तः भरतः महात्मा |
सह आर्यकस्य आत्म समैः अमात्यैः |
आदाय शत्रुघ्नम् अपेत शत्रुर् |
गृहात् ययौ सिद्धैव इन्द्र लोकात् || २-७०-३०
balena guptaH bharataH mahaatmaa |
saha aaryakasya aatma samaiH amaatyaiH |
aadaaya shatrughnam apeta shatrur |
gR^ihaat yayau siddhaiva indra lokaat || 2-70-30


Show Description: Sloka 2.70.30

30. guptaH = being protected; balena = by the army; mahaatmaa = the high soled; bharatah = Bharata; apeta shatruH = who was free from enemies; aadaaya = and taking; shatrughnam = shatrughna; amaatyaiH saha = along with companies; aatmasamaih = good enough to him; yayon = started; gR^ihaat = from the palace; aaryakasya = of his venerable maternal uncle; indralokaadiva = as from the world of celestials; siddhah = a Siddha(a semi divine being of great purity and perfection and said to possess supernatural faculties).

Being protected by the army, the high soled Bharata, who was free from enemies, taking Shatrughna along with other companions good enough to him, started from the palace of his venerable maternal uncle, as a Siddha(a semi- divine being of great purity and perfection and said to possess supernatural faculties) would start from Indraloka( the world of celestials) .

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