kamcana kalasa bicitra sa°våre,sabahi dhare saji nija nija dvåre |
bamdanavåra patåkå ketu, sabanhi banåe mamgala hetu ||1||
bthi sakala sugamdha simcåi,°gajamani raci bahu cauka puråi° |
nånå bhå° ti sumamgala såje, harasi nagara nisåna bahu båje ||2||
jaha° taha° nåri nichåvari karahi,dehi asisa harasa ura bharahi° |
kamcana thåra årati nånå, jubati° saje° karahi subha gånå ||3||
karahi årati åratihara ke°, raghukula kamala bipina dinakara ke° |
pura sobhå sampati kalyånå, nigama sesa såradå bakhånå ||4||
teu yaha carita dekhi thagi rahahi, umå tåsu guna nara kimi kahahi° ||5||
Gold Vases Adorned the Entrance Doors
People ornamented and decorated gold vases (with precious stones and gems) in an unusual fashion and placed them at their entrance doors.
Festoons Were Put up to Welcome Lord Rama
Everyone put up festoons, flags and buntings for auspiciousness. All the streets were sprayed with scented liquids, and several squares were created and filled with elephant pearls(found within the cavity of elephant tusks). Many kinds of beautiful festive preparations were set up and a large number of
Kettledrums Were Sounded to Greet Lord Raghuvir
kettledrums delightfully sounded in the city. Ladies scattered offerings about the Lord wherever He went, and blessed Him with their hearts full of joy. So many (happily married) young women sang festive songs, having decorated gold platters with several sorts of arti articles (ghi, incense and diyas).
Rama, the Lord of the Raghus is Like the Full Moon
They were busy doing arti of the Lord, who is the Reliever of agony, and brings delight to the Ragus just as the sun delights a forest of lotuses. The majestic splendour, wealth and the good fortune of the city have been raved about by the Vedas, Shesa (the serpent-god) and Sharada (the goddess of learning). (Lord Shiva says) O Uma! But even they were astounded to see this spectacle. Then, how can any human being possibly give an account of His virtues?
nåri kumudini° avadha sara raghupati biraha dinesa |
asta bhae° bigasata bhai° nirakhi råma råkesa ||9 A||
hohi saguna subha bibidha bidhi båjahi gagana nisåna |
pura nara nåri sanåtha kari bhavana cale bhagavåna ||9 B||
Women of Ayodhya are Likened to Water Lilies
The women are like water-lilies, Ayodhya is likened to a lake and the separation from Lord Raghunath is the sun. (The women had withered due to the burning agony of separation) and now because the sun of separation had set, they blossomed once again at the sight of Lord Rama, the full moon. Several kinds of auspicious omens occurred and kettle drums sounded in the sky as the Lord proceeded towards the palace after blessing the city's men and women (with His sight.)
prabhu jåni kaikai lajåni, prathama tåsu grha gae bhavåni |
tåhi prabodhi bahuta sukha dinhå, puni nija bhavana gavana hari kinhå ||1||
krpåsimdhu jaba mamdira gae, pura nara nåri sukhi saba bhae |
gura basista dvija lie bulåi, åju sughari sudina samudåi ||2||
saba dvija dehu harasi anusåsana, råmacamdra baithahi simghåsana |
muni basista ke bacana suhåe, sunata sakala bipranha ati bhåe ||3||
kahahi bacana mrdu bipra anekå, jaga abhiråma råma abhisekå |
aba munibara bilamba nahi kijai, mahåråja kaha° tilaka karijai ||4||
Shri Hari Proceeds Towards His Palace
(Lord Shiva continues) O Bhavani! The Lord came to know that Kaikeyi was ashamed of herself (thus) he first went to her palace. He gave her much relief by assuring her that everything was fine. Thereafter Shri Hari headed towards His own palace. When the All-compassionate Lord Rama entered His palace, every man and woman of the city was over joyed.
Sage Vasistha, Lord Rama's Guru
The guru, Vasistha called the bråhmans (and told them,) that the hour, day and all other factors were favourable today. All you Brahmans, must be pleased and give the order so that Lord Ramchandra can be seated on the royal throne. On hearing the pleasing words of sage Vasisthha all the Brahmans felt really good. Many of those brahmans began speaking lovingly tender words that the coronation of Lord Rama would bring delight to the entire world. Do not delay any longer now and quickly perform the tilak ceremony (apply the sectarian mark made of saffron or sandalwood) of sovereignty on His forehead.
taba muni kaheu sumamtra sana sunata caleu harasåi |
ratha aneka bahu båji gaja turata sa°våre jåi ||10 A||
jaha° taha° dhåvana pathai puni mamgala drabya magåi |
harasa sameta basista pada puni siru nåyau åi ||10 B||
Chariots, Horses & Elephants are Decked with Finery
Soon after, the sage instructed Sumantra, who merrily proceeded as soon as he received the order. Quickly, he got a number of chariots, horses and elephants adorned (with finery). Dispatching messengers all about he had auspicious articles brought over. Then he returned happily and bowed at Vasistha's feet.