1. 21

    कालिन्दी मथ सीता तु याचमाना कृताञ्जलिः | तीरमेवाभिसम्प्राप्ता दक्षिणं वरवर्णिनी || २-५५-२१

    While Sita with her fair complexion was thus invoking river Yamuna with folded hands they reached the southern bank. [2-55-21]

  2. 22

    तत प्लवेनांशुमतीं शीघ्रगामूर्मिमालिनीम्। तीरजैर्बहुभिर्वृक्षैः सम्तेरुर्यमुनाम् नदीम् || २-५५-२२

    They crossed the swiftflowing river Yamuna, daughter of the Sun-god, full of waves and with trees growing thick on her banks. [2-55-22]

  3. 23

    ते तीर्णाः प्लवमुत्सृज्य प्रस्थाय यमुनावनात् | श्यामं न्यग्रोधमासेदुः शीतलं हरितच्छदम् || २-५५-२३

    Having crossed the river, they left the float and proceeded from the adjoining forest of Yamuna and reached the dark, cool banyan tree covered with lush green leaves. [2-55-23]

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    न्यग्रोधं तमुपागम्य वैदेही वाक्यमब्रवीत् | नमस्तेऽस्तु महावृक्ष पारयेन्मे पतिर्व्रतम् || २-५५-२४

    Having reached the banyan tree, Sita invoked it, saying, 'Oh ! great tree I offer you my salutations. May my husband fulfil his vow. [2-55-24]

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    कौशल्यां चैव पश्येयं सुमित्रां च यशश्विनीम् | इति सीताऽञ्जलिं कृत्वा पर्यगच्छद्वनस्पतिम् || २-५५-२५

    May I behold the illustrious Kausalya and Sumitra on my return.' Saying so, she went round the tree offering reverential salutations with folded hands. [2-55-25]