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    सप्रविश्याऽश्रमपदं लक्ष्मणो राघवानुजः | अगस्त्यशिष्यमासाद्य वाक्यमेतदुवाच ह || ३-१२-१

    Lakshmana, the younger brother of Rama, entered the hermitage of Agastya and met one of his disciples and said to him these words : - [3-12-1]

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    राजा दशरथो नाम ज्येष्ठस्तस्य सुतो बली | रामः प्राप्तो मुनिं द्रष्टुं भार्यया सह सीतया || ३-१२-२

    - 'The valiant eldest son of king Dasaratha has come along with his wife Sita to see the sage. [3-12-2]

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    लक्ष्मणो नाम तस्याहं भ्राता त्ववरजो हितः | अनुकूलश्च भक्तश्च यदि ते श्रोत्रमागतः || ३-१२-३

    I am his younger brother Lakshmana, his wellwisher and faithful devotee if you have at all heard about me. [3-12-3]

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    ते वयं वनमत्युग्रं प्रविष्टाः पितृशासनात् | द्रष्टुमिच्छामहे सर्वे भगवन्तं निवेद्यताम् || ३-१२-४

    By the command of our father, we have entered this dense forest and desire to see the divine sire. Please report.' [3-12-4]

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    तस्य तद् वचनं श्रुत्वा लक्ष्मणस्य तपोधनः | तथेत्युक्त्वाऽग्निशरणं प्रविवेश निवेदितुम् || ३-१२-५

    The ascetic heard Lakshmana, and saying, 'let it be so', entered the sanctum of Ritual-fire to report. [3-12-5]