Viswaamitra and the two princes spent the night on the bank of the river Sarayu.
Before retiring Viswaamitra initiated the princes in two secret mantras Bala and Atibala,
which had the virtue of guarding them from fatigue and harm. They slept on the verdant
bank that night and rising at dawn proceeded on their journey. They reached Kaamaashrama
in Anga Desa. After presenting the princes to the rishis there, Viswaamitra recounted to
them the history of the aashrama.
"This," be said, "is the
place where the Lord Siva was long engaged in austerities. It was here that the foolish
god of love Manmatha aimed his arrow at Siva and was turned to ashes by his wrath. Hence
this place is known as Kaamaaschrama."