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    अथ पञ्चवटीं गच्छन्नन्तरा रघुनन्दनः | आससाद महाकायं गृध्रं भीमपराक्रमम् || ३-१४-१

    On the way to Panchavati, Rama, the delight of the Raghu race, met a vulture with a huge body and fearful strength. [3-14-1]

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    तं दृष्ट्वा तौ महाभागौ वटस्थं रामलक्ष्मणौ | मेनाते राक्षसं पक्षिं ब्रुवाणौ को भवानिति || ३-१४-२

    Seeing the bird on the banyan tree, venerable Rama and Lakshmana mistook him for a demon and enquired who he was. [3-14-2]

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    स तौ मधुरया वाचा सौम्यया प्रीणयन्निव | उवाच वत्स मां विद्धि वयस्यं पितुरात्मनः || ३-१४-३

    With a sweet, pleasing, and gentle voice he said to both of them, Oh ! dear know me to be a friend of your father. [3-14-3]

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    स तं पितृसखं बुद्ध्वा पूजयामास राघवः | स तस्य कुलमव्यग्रमथ पप्रच्छ नाम च || ३-१४-४

    Rama knew he was a friend of his father. So he enquired in a cool, composed voice his name and his lineage. [3-14-4]

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    रामस्य वचनं श्रुत्वा सर्वभूतसमुद्भवम् | आचचक्षे द्विजस्तस्मै कुलमात्मानमेव च || ३-१४-५

    On hearing Rama's words, the bird started narrating the origin of all beings including his own family : - [3-14-5]