Jai Sriman Narayana !!
Thasyam Pooryam Ayodhyayam Vedavith Sarva Sangraha: |
Dheerga Dharshi Mahatheja: Poura Janapadh Priya: ||
Ikshvakunam Athiratho Yajva Dharmaparo Vashi |
Maharshikalpo Rajarshi: Thrishu Lokeshu Vishrutha: ||
Balavan Nihatha Amithro Mithravan Vijitha Indriya: |
Dhanai: cha Samcharyai: Cha Anyai: Shakra Vaishravana Upama: ||
Thatha Manur Mahatheja Lokasya Parirakshitha |
Thatha Dasharatho Raja Lokasya Parirakshitha ||
The illustrious Sage Valmiki describes the excellence of King Dasaratha, who is well-versed in Veda, associate with intellectuals, righteous ruler of flourished land with the powerful army of men, brilliant foreseer, highly revered by the rulers of neighboring cities and the subjects of his Kingdom, glorious charioteer from the clan of Ikshvaku, ardent follower of Vedic rituals, saint like ruler/Rajarishi, well known in three worlds for his prowess, vanquisher of enemies, has perfect control over senses and resembles Lord Indra and Lord Kubera. The great Emperor Dasaratha wisely ruled the City of Ayodhya like Manu, the foremost protector of mankind. This virtuous King ruled the City of Ayodhya like Lord Indra ruled the City Amaravati as his capital. The people of the City of Ayodhya was righteous, highly intellectuals. They were honest, lived a happy life with their own riches and there was no voracity or poverty prevailed. The people had enough means of wealth to take care of their families; there was no householder without cow or horse. There was no lust, misery, cruelty existed, and all the people were believers in Supreme Lord. The men and women were blameless, virtuous and had perfect control over their senses, lived life of saints. They sincerely followed the customs like wearing ornaments such as earstud/Karnakundali, head covered, and garlands; they take regular oil-bath and apply sandalwood paste and fragrances on their body. They were highly benevolent and covered themselves with traditional jewels. They perform fire sacrifices and strictly follow the rituals; there was none to be found with immoral behavior. The scholarly Brahmins impart knowledge to their disciples, passionately engaged in the rituals and service and earn alms. There was no atheist, disabled, jealous, dishonest lived in this city, and all the people were righteous and had thorough knowledge in Veda. There was no miseries and grieves, the people were lived a life prescribed in the scriptures, they were generously perform charity, they had enough knowledge in Vedas and related subjects like astrology, prosody, grammar etc.. The people of Ayodhya enriched with wealth and devotion to their King. They strictly followed the Varna Ashrama, they were cordial, faithful and courageous. The people were lived a long and happy life with their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Kshtriyas abundantly supported the Brahmins, the scholarly class in performing rituals. Vyshyas well performed their duties in trading business and assisted Kshtriyas . Shudras, the serving class relentlessly served the above three classes. This city of Ayodhya was well protected by King Dasaratha from the Ikshvaku Dynasty in the same manner as it was ruled by Manu. This great city was enriched with powerful warriors proficient in archery, chariot fight; sword fight etc…also loaded with fine horses from Kambhoja, Bahlika, Vanayu and its river banks had the resemblance of the divine horse Ucchaishravass of Lord Indra. The army had great load of vigorous elephants from Mount Vindhya, Mount Himalaya etc…which belongs to the superior classes of Iravatha, Mahapadma, Anjana, Vamana, Bhadra, Mandara, Mriga relentlessly etc.. The great City of Ayodhya of several thousand Yojana was wisely ruled by the honorable King Dasaratha, overpowered his enemies like moon leading the stars. The magnificent palace with marvelous structures was the Abode of King Dasaratha and his ministers of assembly.
Jai Sriman Narayana !!