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    इत्युक्त्वा लक्ष्मणश्श्रीमान्विराधे प्रहसन्निव | कोभवान्वनमभ्येत्य चरिष्यसि यथासुखम् || ३-३-१

    Graceful Lakshmana asked Viradha with a smile, Who are you wandering in the forest at will ? [3-3-1]

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    अथोवाच पुनर्वाक्यं विराधः पूरयन्वनम्। पृच्छतो मम हि ब्रूतं कौ युवां क्व गमिष्यथः || ३-३-२

    Then Viradha with his voice filling the forest said, 'Instead of asking about me you both should speak out who you are and where you are going ?' [3-3-2]

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    तमुवाच ततो रामो राक्षसं ज्वलिताननम् | पृच्छन्तं सुमहातेजा इक्ष्वाकुकुलमात्मनः || ३-३-३

    Questioned by the demon, who bore a burning countenance, the highly effulgent Rama introduced his Ikshvaku family : - [3-3-3]

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    क्षत्रियौ वृत्तसम्पन्नौ विद्धि नौ वनगोचरौ | त्वां तु वेदितुमिच्छावः कस्त्वं चरसि दण्डकान् || ३-३-४

    - 'Know us to be both kshatriyas, endowed with a good lineage and yet moving in the forest. We both wish to know, who you are and why you are going about in Dandaka forest?' [3-3-4]

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    तमुवाच विराधस्तु रामं सत्यपराक्रमम् | हन्त वक्ष्यामि ते राजन्निबोध मम राघव || ३-३-५

    Then Viradha said to Rama whose truth was his strength, I will tell you king who I am. Oh ! Raaghava listen : - [3-3-5]