Children’s Illustrated Ramayana: photo 16
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Image title: Children’s Illustrated Ramayana: Figure 16
Rama was deeply moved to hear the sad tale that Bharata told him. Bharata said, "Ayodhya is yours. How can I, a younger brother, bear the burden of ruling it while you pine in be forest? The people of Ayodhya adore you and want you in their midst. Oh! Rama, how cruel was my mother in asking for your exile!"
Rama consoled Bharata with gentle words. He said "Neither you nor your mother is to blame for what has happened. It is all part of our destiny. You ask me to return to Ayodhya. But how can I? Should I not like a true prince obey my father's commands? Should you not also do so? "
These illustrations are from the book called “Children's Illustrated Ramayana” which is an abridged retelling of the Ramayana authored by Vishnu B while the illustrations are by Vipin K. Das.
Note: You can read the full English translation of the Ramayana on this site.
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