avadhapuri ati rucira banåi,devanha sumana brsti jhari låi |
råma kahå sevakanha bulåi, prathama sakhanha anhavåvahu jåi ||1||
sunata bacana jaha° taha° jana dhåe, sugrivådi turata anhavåe |
puni karunånidhi bharatu ha°kåre, nija kara råma jatå niruåre ||2||
anhavåe prabhu tiniu bhåi, bhagata bachala krpåla raghuråi |
bharata bhågya prabhu komalatåi, sesa koti sata sakahi na gåi ||3||
puni nija jatå råma bibaråe, gura anusåsana mågi nahåe |
kari majjana prabhu bhusana såje, amga anamga dekhi sata låje ||4||
Ayodhya was Beautifully Decorated
The city of Ayodhyå was very beautifully decorated. The gods rained a constant shower of flowers. Lord Rama called for His servants and said, that first of all you go and make arrangements for my friends to bathe. Instantly on hearing the Lord's order, the servitors ran about and quickly bathed Sugriva and the others.
Lord Ram, Lakshman, Sita, Bharata & Shatrughana
Then the all-compassionate Lord Rama called Bharata and disentangled his matted hair with His own hands. Thereafter, the merciful and almighty Lord of the Raghus, who is so fond of His devotees, bathed His three brothers. The great good fortune of Bharata and the Lord's loving tenderness can not be described by even millions of Shesas.
The Majestic Beauty of Lord Ram
Then Lord Råm unravelled His own matted hair, and bathed after taking the guru's permission. Having bathed, the Lord wore jewels.Seeing the majestic beauty of His persona, hundreds of Cupids were put to shame.
såsunha sådara jånakihi majjana turata karåi |
dibya basana bara bhusana a°ga a°ga saje banåi ||11A||
råma båma disi sobhati ramå rupa guna khåni |
dekhi måtu saba harasi° janma suphala nija jåni ||11B||
sunu khagesa tehi avasara brahmå siva muni brmda |
caRhi bimåna åe saba sura dekhana sukhakamda ||11C||
Ma Janaki is Decked in the Best of Finery
At this end, immediately the mothers-in-law respectfully bathed Janaka's daughter and decked her in celestial garments with the best of ornaments adorning each part of Her body. The mine of beauty and virtues Rama (Ma Janaki) gleamed on Lord Rama's left side. All the mothers were delighted at Her sight and considered that their life had been successful. (Kakbhushundi continues) Listen, O king of the birds!
The Gods Come to Catch a Glimpse of Lord Ram
At that point of time, Brahma, Lord Shiva and crowds of sages came to see the Source of joy and so did all the gods after mounting their aerial vehicles.
prabhu biloki muni mana anurågå,turata dibya simghåsana mågå |
rabi sama teja so barani na jåi, baithe råma dvijanha siru nåi ||1||
janakasutå sameta raghuråi, pekhi praharase muni samudåi |
beda mamtra taba dvijanha ucåre, nabha sura muni jaya jayati pukåre ||2||
prathama tilaka basista muni kinhå, puni saba bipranha åyasu dinhå |
suta biloki harasi°mahatåri, båra båra årati utåri ||3||
bipranha dåna bibidhi bidhi dinhe, jåcaka sakala ajåcaka kinhe |
simghåsana para tribhuana såi, dekhi suranha dumdubhi°bajåi ||4||
Lord Ram Seated with Ma Sita on the Royal Throne
On gazing at the Lord, the heart of sage Vasistha was loaded with love.At once he asked for the heavenly throne whose lustre was as bright as the sun and its beauty defied description. Bowing His head to the brahmans, Lord Rama took His seat on it. The host of sages was overjoyed as they adoringly looked at the Lord of the Raghus along with Janaki ji. Then the brahmans recited Vedic hymns, whereas the gods and sages hailed Lord Ram with cries of 'Jai ho, jai ho!' in the heavens above.
Saged Vasistha Applies the Raj Tilak to Lord Ram
First of all, sage Vasistha applied the tilak or sacred mark and then he ordered the other Bråhmans to do the same. The mothers were full of joy at the sight of their son seated on the royal throne and they did arti, over and over again. They gave several kinds of gifts to the brahmans and gave so much to the beggars that they were beggars no more(made them wealthy). The gods sounded the kettledrums on seeing that the Lord of the three spheres was seated on the throne of Ayodhya.
nabha dumdubhi° båjahi bipula gamdharba kimnara gåvahi° |
nåcahi apacharå brmda paramånanda sura muni påvahi° ||
bharatådi anuja bibhisanåmgada hanumadådi sameta te |
gahe° chatra cåmara byajana dhanu asi carma sakti biråjate ||1||
sri sahita dinakara bamsa bhusana kåma bahu chabi sohai |
nava ambudhara bara gåta ambara pita sura mana mohai ||
mukutåmgadådi bicitra bhusana amga amganhi prati saje |
ambhoja nayana bisåla ura bhuja dhanya nara nirakhamti je ||2||
A large number of kettledrums were sounded in the heavens above. The gandharvas and kinnaras (celestial musicians) sang and flocks of apsaras or heavenly nymphs danced.The gods and sages were supremely delighted.
Bharata, Laksmana, Shatrughana & Vibhisana, Angada plus Hanuman, Adulate Lord Ram & Sita
Bharata, Laksmana and Shatrughana along with Vibhisana, Angada, Hanuman and the rest majestically stood beside the Lord; each of them sequentially held the royal umbrella, chowrie, fan, bow, sword with shield and spear. With Shri Sita by His side, the Jewel of the solar race, shone brilliantly with the beauty of several Cupids.The pitambar or yellow robes on His exquisite form which had the hue of a fresh rain-cloud, even enchanted the hearts of gods. A crown, armlets and other wonderful ornaments adorned various parts of His body; He had lotus-like eyes, a broad chest and long arms.Truly blessed are those who can see such a form.
vaha sobhå samåja sukha kahata na banai khagesa |
baranahi sårada sesa sruti so rasa jåna mahesa ||12A||
bhinna bhinna astuti kari gae sura nija nija dhåma |
bamdi besa beda taba åe jaha°sriråma ||12B||
prabhu sarbagya kinha ati ådara krpånidhåna |
lakheu na kåhu° marama kachu lage karana guna gåna ||12C||