Parasuraama said mildly to the Prince of Ayodhya: "I realise who you are. I
am not sorry that you have quenched my arrogance. Let all my tapas go to you. But because
of my promise to Kaashyapa, I cannot remain in his domains and have therefore to hurry
back to the Mahendra mountains before the sunsets. Let me use my power of locomotion for
this single thing. Subject to this, let the arrow which you have set to the bow consume
all my power earned through tapas."
So saying, Parasuraama went in reverent circumambulation
round the Prince and departed.
Ayodhya's citizens were over-joyed to bear
that Dasaratha and the royal princes were returning to the capital. The city was festive
with flowers and shone like the deva-loka.