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    अथ संवत्सरे पूर्णे तस्मिन् प्राप्ते तुरंगमे | सरय्वाश्चोत्तरे तीरे राज्ञो यज्ञोऽभ्यवर्तत || १-१४-१

    Then after completion of one year and on regaining the ritual horse, the Emperor Dasharatha commenced his Vedic Ritual on the northern banks of River Sarayu. [1-14-1]

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    ऋष्यशृङ्गं पुरस्कृत्य कर्म चक्रुर्द्विजर्षभाः | अश्वमेधे महायज्ञे राज्ञोऽस्य सुमहात्मनः || १-१४-२

    Keeping Rishyasringa at the helm of affairs those eminent Brahmans commenced, ashva-medha , the Horse-ritual of that noble-souled Dasharatha. [1-14-2]

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    कर्म कुर्वन्ति विधिवद्याजका वेदपारगाः | यथाविधि यथान्यायं परिक्रामन्ति शास्त्रतः || १-१४-३

    Those well-versed conductors of Vedic rituals called ritviks , have started to perform works relating to ritual as per canon and rules, and conducted them scripturally and customarily. [1-14-3]

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    प्रवर्ग्यं शास्त्रतः कृत्वा तथैवोपसदं द्विजाः | चक्रुश्च विधिवत्सर्वमधिकं कर्म शास्त्रतः || १-१४-४

    On performing pravargya ritual as per scriptures, like that upasada ritual too, those Brahmans have customarily performed all of those other rituals incidental to the main one scripturally. [1-14-4]

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    अभिपूज्य तदा हृष्टाः सर्वे चक्रुर्यथाविधि | प्रातःसवनपूर्वाणि कर्माणि मुनिपुंगवाः || १-१४-५

    Thereafter the eminent ascetics, rejoicing in their hearts performed the worship (of celestial beings) and conducted the prescribed rituals starting with morning ablutions (morning savana ritual) etc.