This masterly composition which stands out as a tribute to the great scholarship, erudition and poetical skill of its author is a rare specimen* of its nature and occupies a place of pride in the relatively short list of the Citrakavyas. Within a comparatively small framework of 6 cantos, the poet has narrated the story of the whole of the Valmikiya Ramayana in such a masterly manner that almost each verse exhibits a rare combination of letters and words giving rise sometimes to alliterations (anuprasa), sometimes to repetition of sound-clusters (yamaka), some-times to puns or double entente (slesa) and sometimes to figurative arrangement of syllables (citrabandha). It is obvious that only a profound scholar having exceptional command over Sanskrit grammar and vocabulary could achieve and accomplish such a tour de force.
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