1. 16

    कश्चिन्नरो वा नारी वा नाश्रीमान्नाप्यरूपवान् | द्रष्टुं शक्यमयोध्यायां नापि राजन्यभक्तिमान् || १-६-१६

    In Ayodhya, there was no man or woman who was not endowed with wealth or beauty. It was not possible to see any one who had no devotion for the king. [1-6-16]

  2. 17

    वर्णेष्वग्र्यचतुर्थेषु देवतातिथिपूजकाः | कृतज्ञाश्च वदान्याश्च शूरा विक्रमसंयुताः || १-६-१७

    In the four-caste system, from the first caste to the last, everyone is a worshipper of deities and guests and everyone is also faithful, illustrious, valiant, and each one is a brave one. [1-6-17]

  3. 18

    दीर्घायुषो नराः सर्वे धर्मं सत्यं च संश्रिताः | सहिताः पुत्रपौत्रैश्च नित्यं स्त्रीभिः पुरोत्तमे || १-६-१८

    Longevity is there for all of the people, all are with virtuosity and truthfulness, and they lived in that best city along with their sons, grandsons and their ladies. [1-6-18]

  4. 19

    क्षत्रं ब्रह्ममुखं चासीद्वैश्याः क्षत्रमनुव्रताः | शूद्राः स्वधर्मनिरतास्त्रीन्वर्णानुपचारिणः || १-६-१९

    The kshatriyas were obedient to brahmins and vaisyas followed kshatriyas. Sudras assisted the three castes and all were fully occupied in their respective professions. [1-6-19]

  5. 20

    सा तेनेक्ष्वाकुनाथेन पुरी सुपरिरक्षिता | यथा पुरस्तान्मनुना मानवेन्द्रेण धीमता || १-६-२०

    That city was ably governed by Dasaratha, scion of the Ikshvakus, in the same way as it was previously administered by (Manu), the foremost among men and and the most intelligent. [1-6-20]