Having thus safely handed back to Dasaratha at Mithila the princes entrusted to
him in Ayodhya, and after attending the wedding celebrations, Viswaamitra took leave of
the two kings and went to Himalaya. In the story of Rama, Viswaamitra has no further part.
Viswaamitra may be said to be the
foundation of the grand temple of Rama's story. After Rama's wedding in Mithila, we do not
see him again. It should be noted that characters that play a leading role in one canto of
Vaalmeeki almost fade out in subsequent cantos. Viswaamitra who dominates the Baala Kaanda
does not appear again. Similarly, Kaikeyi and Guha are prominent only in Ayodhya Kaanda.
The same thing can be said of Bharata whom we do not come across in the chapters
intervening between the Chitrakoota meeting and Rama's return to Ayodhya.