Not that I do not know that Bharata is the soul of righteousness in thought and
conduct alike, and that he is devoted to you, but the minds of men are changeful and open
to unexpected influences."
And so the King decided that the coronation
should be performed on the very next day and told Vasishtha of his decision. Bad dreams
added to the reasons for fixing the day for the coronation at once.
Taking leave of his father, Raama went to
Kausalya's apartment to give her the news and seek her blessing. But the Queen bad heard
the news already. Sumitra, Seeta and Lakshmana were all there with Kausalya, who, clad in
ceremonial white, sat offering prayers for the son.