bhratrabhinanditah so ’tha
sotsavam pravisat purim
vaidehi laksmanas caiva
bhratra—by His brother (Bharata); abhinanditah—being welcomed properly; sah—He, Lord Ramacandra; atha—thereafter; sa-utsavam—in the midst of a festival; pravisat—entered; purim—the city of Ayodhya; pravisya—after entering; raja-bhavanam—the royal palace; guru-patnih—Kaikeyi and other stepmothers; sva-mataram—His own mother (Kausalya); gurun—the spiritual masters (Sri Vasistha and others); vayasya—unto friends of the same age; avara-jan—and those who were younger than He; pujitah—being worshiped by them; pratyapujayat—He returned the obeisances; vaidehi—mother Sita; laksmanah—Laksmana; ca eva—and; yatha-vat—in a befitting way; samupeyatuh—being welcomed, entered the palace.
Thereafter, having been welcomed by His brother Bharata, Lord Ramacandra entered the city of Ayodhya in the midst of a festival. When He entered the palace, He offered obeisances to all the mothers, including Kaikeyi and the other wives of Maharaja Dasaratha, and especially His own mother, Kausalya. He also offered obeisances to the spiritual preceptors, such as Vasistha. Friends of His own age and younger friends worshiped Him, and He returned their respectful obeisances, as did Laksmana and mother Sita. In this way they all entered the palace.
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