Prayer of Sita to river Ganga while they were crossing it on the way to the forest:-
(This prayer occurs in the Ayodhya Kanda -52nd Sarga ( Sloka 83-91 ).Rama had bid farewell to Minister Sumanthra and Guha was rowing them to the other shore. At that time Goddess Sita recites this prayer to mother Ganges)
1.Puthraa dasarathasya ayam maha Rajasya Dheematha,
Nidhesaam Palayathu enam Gange twad Abhirakshitha.
Oh river Ganga, let the son of Dasaratha who is a great and wise king,
Who is obeying his order be under your protection.
2.CHathur dasa hi varshaani samagrani uSya kanane ,
Brathra saha maya chaiva puna pratyagamishyathi .
After having lived in the forest for fourteen years ,
Along me and his brother , may he again return.
3.THathaa twam devi subaghe kshmena punar Aagatha,
Yakshye pramuditha Gange sarva Kama Samrudhiye
Oh blessed Goddess Ganga, let us all return safely ,
And then with all my desires fulfilled I shall worship you.
4. Thvam hi tripathaaga devi brahma lokaan Samikshase,
BHarya cha udhadhi raajasya loke asmin sampradarshyase.
You who are with three branches are seen in the Brahma loka also,
And you are also seen in this world as the wife of ocean God.
5.Saa thwam devi namasyaami prashamsami cha shobhane ,
Prapthe rajye nara vyagra Shivena punar agathe,
6.Gavam satha sahasraani vasthrani annam cha peshalam,
Brahmanebhya pradasyaami thava priya chikeershaya.
Oh Charming Goddess , I am saluting you and also showering praises on you,
After the kl lion in man returns back and takes over the kingdom ,
WE would offer you hundred thousand cows m,
And also feed the Brahmins so that it would please you.
6.suraaghaa ta sareerena mamsa buttodanena cha ,
Yakshe thwaam prayathaa Devi purim punar upagathaa.
6.Oh Goddess after reaching back the city , I shall worship you ,
With thousand pots of liquor , meat and with cooked rice.
7. Yaani thaw thera vasini daivathanu cha santhi hi,
Tanni sarvaan yakshyaami theerthani aayathanamicha.
7.I would also worship all the Gods who are in your banks,
AS well as sacred spots and sanctuaries.
8. Punareva Maha bahu maya bharathara cha SAmagatha,
Ayodhyam Vana vaasaathu pravishta vanaghi Anaghe.
8.Oh Goddess without any faults , may the sinless mighty Rama,
Enter back the city after kl living in the forest along with me and his brother.