संस्कृतम्

जीवनस्य लक्ष्यमेव संस्कृतस्य वर्धनम्

अयोध्या नाम नगरी

कोसलो नाम मुदितः स्फीतो जनपदो महान्।
निविष्ट सरयूतीरे प्रभूत-धन-धान्यवान्॥१-५-५॥
अयोध्या नाम नगरी तत्रऽऽसीत् लोकविश्रुता।
मनुना मानवेन्द्रेण या पुरी निर्मिता स्वयम्॥१-५-६॥
—श्रीमद्वाल्मीकीरामायणे बालकाण्डे पञ्चमोऽध्यायः
kosalo nāma muditaḥ sphīto janapado mahān|
niviṣṭa sarayūtīre prabhūta-dhana-dhānyavān||1-5-5||
ayodhyā nāma nagarī tatra”sīt lokaviśrutā|
manunā mānavendreṇa yā purī nirmitā svayam||1-5-6||
—śrīmadvālmīkīrāmāyaṇe bālakāṇḍe pañcamo’dhyāyaḥ
By the name of Kosala, [there exists] a joyous and a vast great kingdom
Situated on the banks of the river Sarayu, abound with wealth and foodgrains,
[In that kingdom]Was Ayodhya [that which cannot be conquered], a city, world-renowned.
Built by Manu himself, the foremost ruler of man.

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