[Rama enquires Kaikeyi the reasons for his father's grief-- she informs him about the two boons bestowed by the king -- urges him to uphold the promise given by his father and live in the forest for fourteen years.]

स ददर्शासने रामो निषण्णं पितरं शुभे।

कैकेयीसहितं दीनं मुखेन परिशुष्यता।।2.18.1।।


सः रामः that Rama, शुभे on an auspicious, आसने in the couch, निषण्णम् reclined, कैकेयी सहितम् with kaikeyi, परिशुष्यता मुखेन with a pale face, दीनम् looking wretched, पितरम् father, ददर्श saw.

Rama beheld his father reclined on an auspicious couch and by his side was seated Kaikeyi. He looked wretched with a pale face.