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    ततः पञ्चवटीं गत्वा नानाव्यालमृगायुताम् | उवाच भ्रातरं रामस्सौमित्रिं दीप्ततेजसम् || ३-१५-१

    On reaching Panchavati, which was full of various vicious animals, Rama said to Lakshmana, his brother who was glowing like fire : - [3-15-1]

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    आगताः स्म यथोद्दिष्टममुं देशं महर्षिणा | अयं पञ्चवटीदेशस्सौम्य पुष्पितपादपः || ३-१५-२

    - 'Oh ! handsome one, following the directions of the great sage, we have arrived at Panchavati, a place full of blossoming trees. [3-15-2]

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    सर्वतश्चार्यतां दृष्टिः कानने निपुणोह्यसि | आश्रमः कतरस्मिन्नो देशे भवति सम्मतः || ३-१५-३

    Oh ! Lakshmana cast your eyes all around the forest for a suitable place (for building a hermitage). Indeed, you are good at judging things. [3-15-3]

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    रमते यत्र वैदेही त्वमहं चैव लक्ष्मण | तादृशो दृश्यतां देशस्सन्निकृष्टजलाशयः || ३-१५-४

    Look, Oh ! Lakshmana for a place to the liking of Sita, a place where there is water source nearby where both of us can enjoy. [3-15-4]

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    वनरामण्यकं यत्र स्थलरामण्यकं तथा | सन्निकृष्टं च यत्र स्यात्समित्पुष्पकुशोदकम् || ३-१५-५

    Find a beautiful location where the surrounding forest is beautiful and where faggots, flowers, water and kusa grass are available at hand.' [3-15-5]