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Freed of me, she may return to her relatives and enjoy once again the royal environment she deserves. " So Nala abandoned Damayanti, who continued her exhausted sleep. As morning approached, Damayanti awoke to find Nala gone. Crying out in anguish, Damayanti sobbed, "Oh my lord! Oh my dearest husband, why have you deserted me? Illustrious prince, if you are truthful and virtuous, how then can you desert me asleep in this fearful forest? I have been faithful to you and have done you no wrong, why then have you abandoned your husbandly duty of protection?
As the new daughter of Daksha and Virini entered the world, the heavens showered gentle rain and flowers. The gods in heaven rejoiced in music and song at the gift of life represented in the baby Sati. Recognizing his daughter's true nature, Daksha said to his newborn child, "Oh Goddess, the eternal mother of the universe, we bow down to you. Please accept our honoring you who are most true and truth-giving. " 42 At that moment, the baby Sati stirred at the side of her mother Virini and began to cry.
I will leave tomorrow and will spend a number of days there. " The carpenter's wife joyfully prepared the provisions her husband requested. " Instead of leaving, the carpenter circled his house, came in the back door and situated himself and his apprentice under his own bed. The carpenter's wife was overjoyed at the thought that she could meet her paramour with no fear of being caught by her husband. She quickly summoned her lover through a close friend and the lovers ate and drank a meal together as though they were children freed from parental guidance.