All arrangements for Janaka's yaaga had been completed and to Mithila had come
many rishis and Brahman's from various kingdoms. Viswaamitra and the princes were duly
welcomed. Janaka's preceptor, Sataananda, was the first to pay honour to Viswaamitra;
Janaka followed him.
The King said to the sage: "I am
indeed blessed that you should attend my yaaga."
Pointing to Rama and Lakshmana, Janaka
asked Viswaamitra: "Who are these god-like youths who resemble each other, and carry
their weapons with the proud ease of seasoned warriors? Who is the happy father of such