1. 36

    रामाभिषेकसंकल्पान्निगृह्य विनिवर्तय | अनर्थमर्थरूपेण ग्राहिता सा ततस्तया || २-९-३६

    - refrain the king forcibly from his intention of installing Rama. Thus, having been made to accept the evil design as a beneficial objective,..... - [2-9-36]

  2. 37

    हृष्टा प्रतीता कैकेयी मन्थरामिदमब्रवीत् | सा हि वाक्येन कुब्जायाः किशोरीवोत्पथं गता || २-९-३७

    - Kaikeyi understood (the entire matter) and in delight spoke to Manthara. At the words of the hunchback and chose a wrong path like a young (immature) girl, that..... - [2-9-37]

  3. 38

    कैकेयी विस्मयं प्राप्ता परं परमदर्शना | कुब्जे त्वां नाभिजानामि श्रेष्ठां श्रेष्ठभिधायिनीम् || २-९-३८

    - Kaikeyi expressed her sense of wonder even though endowed with sound foresight. ( Kaikeyi said ) 'Oh ! hunchback ( Manthara ), I never knew that you can speak such excellent words..... - [2-9-38]

  4. 39

    पृथिव्यामसि कुब्जानामुत्तमा बुद्धिनिर्णये | त्वमेव तु ममार्थेषु नित्ययुक्ता हितैषिणी || २-९-३९

    - or decide things intelligently. You are the best among the hunchbacks of this world. You alone always show interest in my affairs and seek my welfare. [2-9-39]

  5. 40

    नाहं समवबुद्ध्येयं कुब्जे राज्ञश्चिकीर्षितम् | सन्ति दुःसंस्थिताः कुब्जा वक्राः परमदारुणाः || २-९-४०

    Oh ! hunchback ( Manthara ), I might not have known the intended (deceptive) action of the king (without you). There are many hunchbacks in this world, terribly ugly with their bodies misshaped and crooked. [2-9-40]