1. 1

    रामस्तु सहितो भ्रात्रा सीतया च परन्तपः | सुतीक्ष्णस्याश्रमपदं जगाम सह तैर्द्विजैः || ३-७-१

    Rama, the scorcher of enemies, along with his brother Lakshmana and Sita and the sages went to Sutikshna's hermitage. [3-7-1]

  2. 2

    स गत्वा दीर्घमध्वानं नदीस्तीर्त्वा बहूदकाः | ददर्श विमलं शैलं महामेघमिवोन्नतम् || ३-७-२

    After covering a long distance and crossing the river with plenty of water, Rama saw a huge mountain looking like a lofty cloud. [3-7-2]

  3. 3

    तत स्तदिक्ष्वाकुवरौ सन्ततं विविधैर्द्रुमैः | काननं तौ विविशतुस्सीतया सह राघवौ || ३-७-३

    Rama and Lakshmana, the best of the Ikshvaku family, accompanied by Sita entered the dense forest filled with trees all over. [3-7-3]

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    प्रविष्टस्तु वनं घोरं बहुपुष्पफलद्रुमम् | ददर्शाश्रममेकान्ते चीरमालापरिष्कृतम् || ३-७-४

    Entering that dreadful forest, they saw trees full of flowers and fruits, and a hermitage in a lonely place with lines of bark robes hanging. [3-7-4]

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    तत्र तापसमासीनं मलपङ्कजटाधरम् | रामस्सुतीक्ष्णं विधिवत्तपोवृद्धमभाषत || ३-७-५

    There at the hermitage was Sutikshna, an ascetic grown old with (long) penance, wearing soiled, matted locks and seated. Rama (first) addressed him as per custom : - [3-7-5]