Canto 9: LiberationChapter 11: Lord Rāmacandra Rules the World

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 9.11.24

śrī-rājovāca

kathaḿ sa bhagavān rāmo

bhrātṝn svayam ātmanaḥ

tasmin te 'nvavartanta

prajāḥ paurāś ca īśvare

SYNONYMS

śrī-rājā uvācaMahārāja Parīkṣit inquired; katham — how; saḥHe, the Lord; bhagavān — the Supreme Personality of Godhead; rāmaḥ — Lord Rāmacandra; bhrātṝn — unto the brothers (Lakṣmaṇa, Bharata and Śatrughna); — either; svayam — personally; ātmanaḥ — expansions of His person; tasmin — unto the Lord; — either; te — they (all the inhabitants and the brothers); anvavartanta — behaved; prajāḥ — all the inhabitants; paurāḥ — the citizens; ca — and; īśvare — unto the Supreme Lord.

TRANSLATION

Mahārāja Parīkṣit inquired from Śukadeva Gosvāmī: How did the Lord conduct Himself, and how did He behave in relationship with His brothers, who were expansions of His own self? And how did His brothers and the inhabitants of Ayodhyā treat Him?

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