नह्यस्माभिः प्रतिग्राह्यं सखे! देयं तु सर्वदा । इति तेन वयं राजन् अनुनीता महात्मना ॥

— श्रीमद्रामायणे अयोध्याकाण्डे सप्तातीतिशमस्सर्गः (१६ श्लोकम) While narrating to Bharata the episode where ShriRaama did not accept the food offered by him, illustrating how ShriRaama is a firm follower of Dharma, Guha spoke these words: “ShriRaama, who is a Mahatma, spoke in a very smooth and convincing tone, the following words to make me understand…

भर्ता चैव सखा चैव रामो दाशरथिर्मम । तस्यार्थकामाः सन्नद्धा गङ्गानूपे प्रतिष्ठित ॥

श्रीमद्वाल्मीकिरामायणे अयोध्याकाण्डे चतुरशीतितमस्सर्गः (६ श्लोकम्) Being a well-wisher and friend of ShriRaama, Guha naturally suspected Bharata on seeing His huge army (at banks of Ganga). He then spoke this shloka: “ShriRaama is my King, and moreover, my best friend. For his well-being let us become alert and guard the banks of Ganga (so that the…