Valmiki’s description of the River Tamasa

O Bharadwaja, these waters are clear, beautiful and calm just as is the mind of a good person.

[Note: Valmiki, the author of the Indian epic Ramayana, describes the river Tamasa to his student in this verse.]

akardhamam idham thIrTHam bharadhvAja nishAmaya /  ramaNIyam prasannAmbu sanmanuSHyamanO yaTHA

अकर्दममिदं तीर्थं भरद्वाज निशामय / रमणीयं प्रसन्नाम्बु सन्मनुष्यमनो यथा //

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