20 Ramavijaya* who, having responded to the call of thei? brother, tott off the body of the Brahman and came out. Thus they killed every Brahman and ate his flesh. One day Agasti was invited by Atapi to partake of the food and water The Rishi complied with his invitation; and a?s soon as he ate the food and drank the water, Atapi cried aloud as usual the names of his brothers but to his great sur- prise, they did not respond to his call, as the Rishi burnt • Vatapi in his stomach. Alva, who had escaped from the belly of the Rishi, and his brother, Atapif assumed dif- ferent forms and began to run away, when the Rishi cut off the head of Atapi. Alva escaped and mixed himself with the oc^an, when Agasti drank off the whole ocean and killed the demon." Rama stayed with Agasti fora month; and during: his stay there he presented him with an arrow to kilt Havana. From the Dandakaranya Rama set out for Panchavati. On the road he saw a huge bird caHeA Jatayu, who asked Rama who he was. " I belor%- to the solar race," replied Rama," and am son of the king, Dasharatha. I am called Rama." "I am son of Kasha," said Jatayu, " and the name of my uncle is Suparna, and I am called Jatayu. Your father was my great friend* I helped him during tne battle which he had fought with Shukra and, therefore, he called me his brother/ Having embraced Jatayu, Rama proceeded on his journey and reached Panchawati, where he lived with Sita in a parhakutika built by Lakshuman. Lakshuman gathered fruits and kandamuls* for Sita and Rama, which -they, ate and passed their days there. He guarded the hut every night for fear of the demons and he himself remain- ed without food. * One day Lakshuman went near a thicket to collectf fruits and kandamuls, where he saw a deadly * Esculent "roots, f A sword.