Amsumaan rushed home with the horse and told the king all that he had found arid
Sagara was immersed in sorrow at the fate
that had overtaken his sons. However, the horse having been brought back, he completed the
yaaga. Grieving over his lost sons and despairing of ever bringing Ganga down to the
nether world, he died disconsolate.
According to the Ramayana, Sagara lived for
30,000 years. Figures like 30,000 and 60,000 need not confuse us; 'thirty-thousand' may
mean either a very large number or just thirty. If we so like, we may take these figures