TEXTS 7–10
suto dharmaratho yasya
jajne citraratho ’prajah
romapada iti khyatas
tasmai dasarathah sakha
santam sva-kanyam prayacchad
rsyasrnga uvaha yam
deve ’varsati yam rama
aninyur harini-sutam
natya-sangita-vaditrair
vibhramalinganarhanaih
sa tu rajno ’napatyasya
nirupyestim marutvate
prajam adad dasaratho
yena lebhe ’prajah prajah
caturango romapadat
prthulaksas tu tat-sutah
SYNONYMS
sutah—a son; dharmarathah—Dharmaratha; yasya—of whom (Diviratha); jajne—was born; citrarathahCitraratha; aprajah—without any sons; romapadahRomapada; iti—thus; khyatah—celebrated; tasmai—unto him; dasarathah—Dasaratha; sakha—friend; santam—Santa; sva-kanyam—Dasaratha’s own daughter; prayacchat—delivered; rsyasrngah—Rsyasrnga; uvaha—married; yam—unto her (Santa); deve—the demigod in charge of rainfall; avarsati—did not shower any rain; yam—unto whom (Rsyasrnga); ramah—prostitutes; aninyuh—brought; harini-sutam—that Rsyasrnga, who was the son of a doe; natya-sangita-vaditraih—by dancing, by singing and by a musical display; vibhrama—bewildering; alingana—by embracing; arhanaih—by worshiping; sah—he (Rsyasrnga); tu—indeed; rajnah—from Maharaja Dasaratha; anapatyasya—who was without issue; nirupya—after establishing; istim—a sacrifice; marutvate—of the demigod named Marutvan; prajam—issue; adat—delivered; dasarathah—Dasaratha; yena—by which (as a result of the yajna); lebhe—achieved; aprajah—although he had no sons; prajah—sons; caturangah—Caturanga; romapadat—from Citraratha; prthulaksah—Prthulaksa; tu—indeed; tat-sutah—the son of Caturanga.
TRANSLATION
From Diviratha came a son named Dharmaratha, and his son was Citraratha, who was celebrated as Romapada. Romapada, however, was without issue, and therefore his friend Maharaja Dasaratha gave him his own daughter, named Santa. Romapada accepted her as his daughter, and thereafter she married Rsyasrnga. When the demigods from the heavenly planets failed to shower rain, Rsyasrnga was appointed the priest for performing a sacrifice, after being brought from the forest by the allurement of prostitutes, who danced, staged theatrical performances accompanied by music, and embraced and worshiped him. After Rsyasrnga came, the rain fell. Thereafter, Rsyasrnga performed a son-giving sacrifice on behalf of Maharaja Dasaratha, who had no issue, and then Maharaja Dasaratha had sons. From Romapada, by the mercy of Rsyasrnga, Caturanga was born, and from Caturanga came Prthulaksa.

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