1. 21

    एवमुक्त्वा तु धर्मात्मा भरतो भ्रातृवत्सलः | समीपस्थमुवाचेदं सुमन्त्रं मन्त्रकोविदम् || २-८२-२१

    Righteous Bharata who was full of devotion towards his brother having uttered thus, addressed the skilful counsellor Sumantra standing nearby : - [2-82-21]

  2. 22

    तूर्णमुत्थाय गच्छ त्वं सुमन्त्र मम शासनात् | यात्रामाज्ञापय क्षिप्रं बलं चैव समानय || २-८२-२२

    - 'Oh ! Sumantra quickly rise and go. On my authority, order the expedition and let the army be marshalled at once.' [2-82-22]

  3. 23

    एवमुक्तः सुमन्त्रस्तु भरतेन महात्मना | हृष्टस्तदाऽदिशत्सर्वं यथासन्दिष्टमिष्टवत् || २-८२-२३

    On hearing the words of the magnanimous Bharata, Sumantra was delighted and as instructed, ordered everything as if he was anxious to do it himself. [2-82-23]

  4. 24

    ताः प्रहृष्टाः प्रकृतयो बलाध्यक्षा बलस्य च | श्रुत्वा यात्रां समाज्ञप्तां राघवस्य निवर्तने || २-८२-२४

    Having come to know that orders were issued to send the army on an expedition to bring back Rama, the subjects and the army chiefs were delighted. [2-82-24]

  5. 25

    ततो योधाङ्गनाः सर्वा भर्त्रून्सर्वान्गृहेगृहे | यात्रागमनमाज्ञाय त्वरयन्ति स्म हर्षिताः || २-८२-२५

    Then, the wives of the soldiers having come to know of the expedition were all delighted and in every household hastened up their husbands. [2-82-25]