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    ततो नान्दीमुखीं रात्रिं भरतं सूतमागधाः | तुष्टुवुर्वाग्विशेषज्ञास्स्तवैर्मङ्गलसंहितैः || २-८१-१

    Thereafter bards and panegyrists adept in conversation with an auspicious start pleased Bharata with eulogy in the last part of the night. [2-81-1]

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    सुवर्णकोणाभिहतः प्राणदद्यामदुन्दुभिः | दध्मुश्शङ्खांश्च शतशो नादांश्चोच्चावचस्वरान् || २-८१-२

    The drums of the night watch were beaten by golden sticks. Conches in hundreds were blown and sounds of various modulations were created. [2-81-2]

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    स तूर्यघोषः सुमहान्दिवमापूरयन्निव | भरतं शोकसन्तप्तं भूयश्शोकैररन्ध्रयत् || २-८१-३

    The shrill trempets which seemed to fill the heavens caused much more distress to the already grief stricken Bharata. [2-81-3]

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    ततः प्रबुद्धो भरतस्तं घोषं सन्निवर्त्य च | नाहं राजेति चाप्युक्त्वा शत्रुघ्नमिदमब्रवीत् || २-८१-४

    Then Bharata waking up, exclaimed, I am not the king, ordered the pipers to stop and said to Satrughna : - [2-81-4]

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    पश्य शत्रुघ्न कैकेय्या लोकस्यापकृतं महत् | विसृज्य मयि दुःखानि राजा दशरथो गतः || २-८१-५

    - 'Oh ! Satrughna see what great harm has been done to these people at the instance of Kaikeyi. King Dasaratha has gone, leaving me to suffer. [2-81-5]