The song Valmiki composed about Rama was very long. "You must memorize it all," he said to Lava and Kusha. The boys obeyed, learning the whole Ramayana by heart.
Everyone who heard the boys' song was amazed; they gave the boys gifts and blessed them.
Valmiki then took the boys to Ayodhya, where Rama heard them sing.
"Who are these two boys? They look like celestial gandharvas, the musicians of heaven! But how do they know of my adventures?" Rama wondered.
Sitting high up on his golden throne, Rama commanded the boys, "Sing! Sing some more!"
Inspired by: Valmiki's Ramayana
Notes: This is the Bala Kanda (Book 1), sarga 4.