पादुकेत्वभिषिच्याथ नन्दिग्रामेवसत् तदा । सवालव्यजनं छत्रं धारयामास स स्वयम् । भरतश्शासनं सर्वं पादुकाभ्यां न्यवेदयत् ॥

श्रीमद्वाल्मीकिरामायणे अयोध्याकाण्डे पञ्चदशोत्तरशततमस्सर्गः (२५ श्लोक)

Describing the impeccable ruling by Bharata Valmiki says this shloka: “Bharata coronated ShriRaama’s Paadukas and ruled the kingdom dharmically from Nandigrama. He used to serve the Paadukas by swaying Vinjaamaras and holding the Chatram (royal umbrella). He used to update the Paadukas everyday with all the activities and accomplishments during the rule”.

We must learn how to achieve perfection in our duties from Bharata!

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