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    ततः काले बहुतिथे कस्मिंश्चित्सुमनोहरे | वसन्ते समनुप्राप्ते राज्ञो यष्टुं मनोऽभवत् ||१-१२-१

    After a long time, at the advent of charming spring, a desire arose in the mind of the king (Dasaratha) to perform the Vedic ritual. [1-12-1]

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    ततः प्रसाद्य शिरसा तं विप्रं देववर्णिनम् | यज्ञाय वरयामास संतानार्थं कुलस्य च || १-१२-२

    Then bowing his head in respect to that brahmin who was effulgent like a deity, King Dasharatha verily beseeched that sage to conduct Vedic ritual on his behalf as he wished to beget progeny to maintain his family line. [1-12-2]

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    तथेति च स राजानमुवाच च सुसत्कृतः | संभाराः संभ्रियन्तां ते तुरगश्च विमुच्यताम् || १-१२-३

    Sage Rishyasringa who by now is well-honoured by the king said to the king, "So it shall be, let the paraphernalia for ritual be garnered and let your ritual horse be released as a prerogative.....- [1-12-3]

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    सरव्याश्चोत्तरे तीरे यज्ञभूमिर्विधीयताम् | ततो नृपोऽब्रवीद्वाक्यं सुमन्त्रं मन्त्रिसत्तमम् || १-१२-४

    - and let the ritual place be decided on the northern banks of Sarayu River....". Then King Dasharatha said to his best minister Sumantra,.....- [1-12-4]

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    सुमंत्रावाहय क्षिप्रमृत्विजो ब्रह्मवादिनः | सुयज्ञं वामदेवं च जाबालिमथ काश्यपम् || १-१२-५

    - "Sumantra, let invite swiftly to all the Vedic scholars and ritual conductors like Sages Suyajna, Vaamadeva, Jaabaali, and Kaashyapa,.....- [1-12-5]