कामाद्वा तात लोभाद्वा मात्रातुभ्यमिदं कृतम् । न तन्मनसि कर्तव्यं वर्तितव्यं च मातृवत् ॥

श्रीमद्वाल्मीकिरामायणे अयोध्याकाण्डे द्वादशोत्तरशततमस्सर्गः (१९ श्लोक)

Come what may, parents are to be always respected appropriately by the progeny. ShriRaama taught the above message through this beautiful shloka to Bharata.

“Dear Brother! Bharata! Let the reason for mother Kaikeyi’s behaviour be due to her desire or due to her love for you. Whatever the reason is, you should always respect your mother appropriately”.

This shloka also illustrates the impeccable character of ShriRaama.

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