2-20-29, Sanskrit Verse
Caturdasha hi varshaan`i
vatsyaami vijanee vanee
madhu muula phalaihi jiivan
hitvaa munivad aamisham.
Rama went Kausalya's gynesium to seek her permission for the exile to the forest.
He was telling her, how he would live in the forest.
I shall live fourteen years in deserted forest like a sage, eating sweet roots and fruits and leaving meat.
*This promise was unnecessary. Dasaratha or Kaikeeyi did not ask him to live on roots and fruits.
*The very next day of entering the forest, Rama broke his promise.
CRITICAL REMARKS: Rama forgot his pledge to his mother. (Rama treats his mother as greater than the heaven). Where has gone his pledge?