1. 21

    भूयिष्ठमृद्धैराकीर्णा राजर्षिपरिपालिता | अयोध्यायां पुरा शब्दः श्रूयते तुमुलो महान् || २-७१-२१

    - and numerous wealthy people inhabits Ayodhya. It is being ruled by several rajarshis. Earlier, I used to hear the great clattering noise of..... - [2-71-21]

  2. 22

    समन्तान्नरनारीणां तमद्य न श्रुणोम्यहम् | उद्यानानि हि सायाह्ने क्रीडित्वोपरतैर्नरैः || २-७१-२२

    - of men and women all over in Ayodhya, I do not hear now. In the evening, in the park people who with passion used to sport..... - [2-71-22]

  3. 23

    समन्तात्परिधावद्भिः प्रकाशन्ते ममान्यथा | तान्यद्यानुरुदन्तीव परित्यक्तानि कामिभिः || २-७१-२३

    - stroll all over, I do not see. I see no cheerfulness in any one. Now people full of passion have abandoned that ( the gardens ) as if weeping. [2-71-23]

  4. 24

    अरण्यभूतेव पुरी सारथे प्रतिभाति मे | न ह्यत्र यानैर्दृश्यन्ते न गजैर्न च वाजिभिः | निर्यान्तो वाऽभियान्तो वा नरमुख्या यथापुरम् || २-७१-२४

    Oh ! charioteer, to me, the city looks like a forest. Important people in carriages or on elephants or horses are not seen going out of the city or coming in...... - [2-71-24]

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    उद्यानानि पुरा भान्ति मत्तप्रमुदितानि च| जनानां रतिसंयोगेष्वत्यन्तगुणवन्ति च || २-७१-२५

    Earlier the gardens used to reverberate with passionate songs of birds, places appropriate for lovers seeking pleasures. [2-71-25]