harasi bharata kosalapura åe,samåcåra saba gurahi sunåe |
puni mamdira maha båta janåi, åvata nagara kusala raghuråi ||1||
sunata sakala janani uthi dhåi,° kahi prabhu kusala bharata samujhåi°|
samåcåra purabåsinha påe, nara aru nåri harasi saba dhåe ||2||
dadhi durbå rocana phala phulå, nava tulasi dala mamgala mulå |
bhari bhari hema thåra bhåmini, gåvata cali simdhuragåmin ||3||
je jaisehi taisehi uthi dhåvahi,båla brddha kaha° samga na låvahi |
eka ekanha kaha° bujhahi bhåi, tumha dekhe dayåla raghuråi ||4||
avadhapuri prabhu åvata jåni,bhai sakala sobhå kai khåni |
bahai suhåvana tribidha samirå,bhai saraju ati nirmala nirå ||5||
Sage Vasistha,Bharata's Guru
At this end, Bharata joyously returned to the city of Ayodhyå and narrated the entire episode to his spiritual preceptor (sage Vasistha).Thereafter he made it known inside the royal palace that Lord Raghunatha was safe and approaching Ayodhya. On hearing the news, all the mothers upped and ran. Bharata pacified everyone by telling them of the Lord's well-being. When this information reached the denizens, all the men and women ran in joy. Ladies with the gait of a majestic she elephant, carrying gold platters loaded with curd, durva grass, gorocana, fruits, flowers, auspicious roots and tender leaves of the sacred Tulsi, set out, singing as they walked. Everyone stood up and ran in whatever state they were. Fearing that they might be late, they did not take the children and elders along. They ask one another-Brother! Have you seen the compassionate Lord Raghunatha, by any chance? On knowing that the Lord was coming, the entire city of Ayodhya became a trove of splendid beauty. The three-fold beautiful breeze began to blow. The waters of the Saryu River became crystal clear and pure.
harasita gura parijana anuja bhusura brmda sameta |
cale bharata mana prema ati sanmukha krpåniketa ||3A||
bahutaka caRh°atårinha nirakhahi gagana bimåna |
dekhi madhura sura harasita karahi sumamgala gåna ||3B||
råkå sasi raghupati pura simdhu dekhi harasåna |
baRhyo kolåhala karata janu nåri taramga samåna ||3C||
Shri Shatrughana, the Son of Sumitra
Accompanied by his guru Vasishta, kinsmen, younger brother Shatrughana, and a cluster of Bråhmanas, a delighted Bharata with a heart full of affection, set out to receive Lord Rama, the repository of mercy. Many women had climbed up to their attics and were looking at the Pushpaka Vimana in the sky. Sighting it, they melodiously began to sing festive songs in joyous abandon.
The Ocean & Full Moon
Lord Raghunath is likened to the moon of poornima and the city of Ayodhya to the ocean, which is delighted to behold the full moon and noisily gushes forth to meet the Lord. The women (flitting here and there)seem likes its surging waves.
ihå° bhånukula kamala divåkara, kapinha dekhåvata nagara manohara |
sunu kapisa amgada lamkeså, påvana puri rucira yaha deså ||1||
jadyapi saba baikumtha bakhånå, beda puråna bidita jagu jånå |
avadhapuri sama priya nahi sou, yaha prasamga jånai kou kou ||2||
janmabhumi mama puri suhåvani, uttara disi baha saraju påvani |
jå majjana te binahi prayåså, mama samipa nara påvahi båså ||3||
ati priya mohi ihå°ke båsi, mama dhåmadå puri sukha råsi |
harase saba kapi suni prabhu båni, dhanya avadha jo råma bakhåni ||4||
Lord Rama shows Ayodhya to Sugriva, Angada & Vibhishana
At this end Lord Råma, who delights the solar race just as the sun brings joy to a lotus, is eagerly showing the enchanting city to the monkeys. (He says)O Sugriva! Angad and Vibhishan! (ruler of Lanka) Listen! This city is pure and the region is beautiful. Although everyone has sung the glories of Vaikunth(where Vishnu forever dwells), it is famed in the Vedas-Puranas and reputed throughout the world that it is not as dear to me as the city of Ayodhya. This truth is known to some rare people and the captivating city is my birthplace.The Sarayu River which purifies living beings flows to its north, by bathing in its waters men dwell near Me without any difficulty (attain mukti or salvation by coming close to me). The dwellers of this place are very dear to Me.This city is a treasury of bliss and grants the supreme abode of Mine. The monkeys were thrilled to hear the Lord's words and said that Ayodhya which has been praised by Lord Rama Himself, is blessed (for certain.)
åvata dekhi loga saba krpåsimdhu bhagavåna,
nagara nikata prabhu prereu utareu bhumi bimåna ||4A||
utari kaheu prabhu puspakahi tumha kubera pahi jåhu |
prerita råma caleu so harasu birahu ati tåhu ||4B||
Kubera, the god of Wealth
When the all-merciful Lord Ramchandra saw the people coming to Him, he urged the Pushpaka Vimana. And that is when it descended to the ground. On getting down from the aerial car, He told the Pushpa Vimana,'You return to *Kubera (the god of wealth), as of now.' Thus persuaded by Lord Rama, the vimana left, delighted (to go back to its master) and anguished on parting from Lord Ramchandra.
gorocana: yellow pigment vomited by a cow and used in medicine
Kubera: Brahma conferred the Pushpaka Vimana or flying chariot on Kubera, the god of wealth.