[Saint Narada visits hermitage of Valmiki -- Valmiki queries about a single perfect individual bestowed with all good qualities enumerated by him -- Narada, knower of past, present and future, identifies such a man -- describes virtues, qualities of Sri Rama -- narrates briefly the story of his life.]

তপস্স্বাধ্যাযনিরতং তপস্বী বাগ্বিদাং বরম্ ৷

নারদং পরিপপ্রচ্ছ বাল্মীকির্মুনিপুঙ্গবম্ ৷৷1.1.1৷৷


তপস্বী ascetic, বাল্মীকি: Valmiki, তপ: স্বাধ্যাযনিরতম্ highly delighted in the practice of religious austerities and study of vedas, বাগ্বিদাং বরম্ eloquent among the knowledgeable, মুনিপুঙ্গবম্ pre-eminent among sages, নারদম্ Narada, পরিপপ্রচ্ছ enquired.

Ascetic Valmiki enquired of Narada, pre-eminent among the sages ever engaged in the practice of religious austerities or study of the Vedas and best among the eloquent.