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    श्रीशुक उवाच खट्वाङ्गाद्दीर्घबाहुश्च रघुस्तस्मात्पृथुश्रवाः । अजस्ततो महाराजस्तस्माद्दशरथोऽभवत् ।। ९-१०-१ ।।

    Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: The son of Mahārāja Khaṭvāṅga was Dīrghabāhu, and his son was the celebrated Mahārāja Raghu. From Mahārāja Raghu came Aja, and from Aja was born the great personality Mahārāja Daśaratha. ।। 9-10-1 ।।

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    तस्यापि भगवानेष साक्षाद्ब्रह्ममयो हरिः । अंशांशेन चतुर्धागात्पुत्रत्वं प्रार्थितः सुरैः । रामलक्ष्मणभरतशत्रुघ्ना इति संज्ञया ।। ९-१०-२ ।।

    Being prayed for by the demigods, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the Absolute Truth Himself, directly appeared with His expansion and expansions of the expansion. Their holy names were Rāma, Lakṣmaṇa, Bharata and Śatrughna. These celebrated incarnations thus appeared in four forms as the sons of Mahārāja Daśaratha. ।। 9-10-2 ।।

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    (जानकीजीवनस्मरणं जय जय राम राम ) तस्यानुचरितं राजन्नृषिभिस्तत्त्वदर्शिभिः । श्रुतं हि वर्णितं भूरि त्वया सीतापतेर्मुहुः ।। ९-१०-३ ।।

    O King Parīkṣit, the transcendental activities of Lord Rāmacandra have been described by great saintly persons who have seen the truth. Because you have heard again and again about Lord Rāmacandra, the husband of mother Sītā, I shall describe these activities only in brief. Please listen. ।। 9-10-3 ।।

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    गुर्वर्थे त्यक्तराज्यो व्यचरदनुवनं पद्मपद्भ्यां प्रियायाः पाणिस्पर्शाक्षमाभ्यां मृजितपथरुजो यो हरीन्द्रानुजाभ्याम् । वैरूप्याच्छूर्पणख्याः प्रियविरहरुषाऽऽरोपितभ्रूविजृम्भत्रस्ताब्धिर्बद्धसेतुः खलदवदहनः कोसलेन्द्रोऽवतान्नः ।। ९-१०-४ ।।

    To keep the promise of His father intact, Lord Rāmacandra immediately gave up the position of king and, accompanied by His wife, mother Sītā, wandered from one forest to another on His lotus feet, which were so delicate that they were unable to bear even the touch of Sītā’s palms. The Lord was also accompanied by Hanumān [or by another monkey, Sugrīva], king of the monkeys, and by His own younger brother Lord Lakṣmaṇa, both of whom gave Him relief from the fatigue of wandering in the forest. Having cut off the nose and ears of Śūrpaṇakhā, thus disfiguring her, the Lord was separated from mother Sītā. He therefore became angry, moving His eyebrows and thus frightening the ocean, who then allowed the Lord to construct a bridge to cross the ocean. Subsequently, the Lord entered the kingdom of Rāvaṇa to kill him, like a fire devouring a forest. May that Supreme Lord, Rāmacandra, give us all protection. ।। 9-10-4 ।।

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    विश्वामित्राध्वरे येन मारीचाद्या निशाचराः । पश्यतो लक्ष्मणस्यैव हता नैरृतपुङ्गवाः ।। ९-१०-५ ।।

    In the arena of the sacrifice performed by Viśvāmitra, Lord Rāmacandra, the King of Ayodhyā, killed many demons, Rākṣasas and uncivilized men who wandered at night in the mode of darkness. May Lord Rāmacandra, who killed these demons in the presence of Lakṣmaṇa, be kind enough to give us protection. ।। 9-10-5 ।।