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    तस्य तद्वचनं श्रुत्वा सीता रौद्रस्य रक्षसः | आर्ता दीनस्वरा दीनं प्रत्युवाच शनैर्वचः || ५-२१-१

    On hearing the demon's haughty words, oppressed, pitiable Sita replied slowly in a sorrowful tone. [5-21-1]

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    दुःखार्ता रुदती सीता वेपमाना तपस्विनी | चिन्तयन्ती वरारोहा पतिमेव पतिव्रता || ५-२१-२

    Sita, austere, beautiful and chaste afflicted by grief kept sobbing. Brooding over her husband and trembling in fear,..... - [5-21-2]

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    तृणमन्तरतः कृत्वा प्रत्युवाच शुचिस्मिता | निवर्तय मनो मत्तः स्वजने क्रियतां मनः || ५-२१-३

    - she placed a blade of grass in between her and Ravana and replied with a gentle smile on her face : - 'Turn your mind away from me and fix it on your wives. [5-21-3]

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    न मां प्रार्थयितुं युक्तं सुसिद्धिमिव पापकृत् | अकार्यं न मया कार्यमेकपत्न्या विगर्हितम् || ५-२१-४

    'You should not expect to seek me just as a sinner cannot hope to seek blessedness. I am devoted only to my husband. I should not commit this contemptible, forbidden act. [5-21-4]

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    कुलं सम्प्राप्तया पुण्यं कुले महति जातया | एवमुक्त्वा तु वैदेही रावणं तं यशस्विनी || ५-२१-५

    I was born of high lineage and joined a meritorious family by virtue of my marriage.' Glorious Vaidehi having thus spoken to that Ravana,..... - [5-21-5]